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I cannot stress firmly enough that this is just one report, based on one source, which might not ultimately be true. That said, it’s from Ken Rosenthal, who isn’t going to put his name out there on something like this unless it’s moderately solid.

And it’s not great news.

According to Rosenthal, for now, Ryan Dempster prefers to block the trade to the Atlanta Braves – which would have netted the Cubs Randall Delgado, a hell of a great return – while holding out hope that, in the next week, the Cubs can work out a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Cubs and Dodgers previously stalemated on trade talks, presumably because of the Cubs’ insistence on the inclusion of top pitching prospect Zach Lee. If the Cubs are now forced to go back to the Dodgers, hat in hand, not only would they not get Lee, they wouldn’t get a value even coming close to Delgado.

In short, if true, this could be disastrous for the Cubs.

But that’s the rub: “if true.” Many other sources, including the Atlanta Braves, remain optimistic and hopeful that the Braves deal will still get done.

We don’t know the details for certain, but it had been reported that the Braves were second on Dempster’s list of preferred trade spots. The Dodgers were first.

Try to do your best not to rush to judgment here, though I know how this looks for Dempster. We don’t know what’s really going on yet.

UPDATE: Carrie Muskat reports that the claims that Dempster is holding things up because he was blindsided by the trade are not true. Instead, “Sources say he did know about the Braves offer, but was surprised at how public the deal became before he had made his decision.” Maybe he was surprised/angered that the deal became public because he knew he preferred to go to LA, and he didn’t want to look like the bad guy when he asked the Cubs to keep trying to get him to LA. Sounds like a pretty good theory to me.

UPDATE 2: Phil Rogers says folks in Atlanta are confused about Dempster’s reasons for not (yet) approving the deal. Rogers adds: “He prefers to be on the West Coast, Rosenthal suggests, because he has family in Vancouver and wants his three children to be close to relatives while he’s away. It’s unclear if Epstein can re-engage the Dodgers in trade talks. They backed away over the weekend, unwilling to meet the Cubs’ demands for a player they might have only for the rest of this season, and that led to the agreement with the Braves. This could become quite a mess, especially given how happy the Cubs were to have agreed to a deal bringing right-hander Randall Delgado from the Braves.”

UPDATE 3: Mark Bowman, who broke the original story about the trade, writes that Dempster has not yet officially rejected the trade, but that the Braves are losing some confidence that he’ll ultimately approve the deal. And then Bowman started writing about other Braves options, like Zack Greinke, and I got very sad. I also got sad when he mentioned that the Braves deal also included “at least” one more minor league player coming to the Cubs.

UPDATE 4: A source tells Jayson Stark that the status of Cubs/Braves/Dempster should be resolved “shortly,” and the Cubs have stayed in contact with the Dodgers and Braves throughout this process. Tim Brown adds that the Cubs anticipated this possibility, and stayed in touch with the Dodgers about Dempster (and Garza) yesterday.

UPDATE 5: Remember Kevin Goldstein’s comment yesterday that a source told him there is a 24-hour moratorium on 10/5 players approving these trades. So, if the trade was agreed to around this time yesterday, we might be hearing VERY soon.

UPDATE 6: Doug Padilla says Ryan Dempster has arrived in the Cubs’ clubhouse, and adds this: “Deal w Braves looks to be dying on the vine.”

UPDATE 7 (at 3:19pm CT): Dempster has finally spoken with the media, which quotes you can track from the beat guys on Twitter. He said he’s weighing his options, and plans on starting tomorrow for the Cubs. When asked if it’s 100% certain he starts tomorrow for the Cubs, he said that is his “mindset.” He wishes he had more options (translation: wishes a Dodgers deal was on the table), and he might take as much as a week to weigh the decision with his family. He wasn’t blindsided by the deal – the Cubs kept him informed. He was blindsided by the fact that the deal leaked to the media before he had a chance to decide. Dempster says he hasn’t made any decisions (in other words, he’s not formally blocking a trade to the Braves yet).

UPDATE 8 (at 3:22pm CT): Are the Cubs really going to let Dempster start tomorrow? I understand if Demp wants his time to think things over, but, since the world already knows he wants to go to the Dodgers, and only *might* go to the Braves, there is NOTHING to be gained by starting him tomorrow. There is only something to lose.

UPDATE 9 (at 3:26pm CT): This tweet from Paul Sullivan stings: “Demp: Decision ‘gets harder when something that wasn’t supposed to become public knowledge becomes public knowledge.'” And he’s right – if you don’t see why, just read the comments for all the anger and vitriol. Unrelatedly, and, as I suspected, Dempster is open to an extension, but isn’t asking for one as part of the process.

UPDATE 10 (at 3:30pm CT): I respect Dempster’s right to take his time making a decision, but the longer this drags out, it just hurts the Cubs in so many ways. Maybe the Braves decide to move on. Maybe teams want to wait on making a Garza offer until they know what’s happening with Dempster. Maybe the market shifts strongly downward as more teams start selling. Maybe Dempster gets hurt. This isn’t a worst case scenario quite yet, but this is just going horribly for the Cubs.

UPDATE 11 (at 3:43pm CT): Dempster can say he might take this decision up to the deadline, but that won’t happen – the Braves will pull the offer long before then, because they’ve got to figure out what they’re going to do. The Cubs probably can’t wait that long, either. It’s pretty obvious what’s going on here: the Cubs lined up a deal with the Braves after talks with the Dodgers fell through. It wasn’t final, and it wasn’t going to be announced. The Cubs were going to take it to Dempster, and Dempster was going to say, “well, can you try to get a deal to the Dodgers first?” And the Cubs would go to the Dodgers and try to beat the Delgado offer, or at least get a comparable deal (fat chance without Zach Lee – and fat chance on Zach Lee). But, since the story broke, Dempster and the Cubs were both put in a crappy spot. Dempster now looks like a bad guy, and the Cubs have no leverage with the Dodgers.

UPDATE 12 (at 3:54pm CT): Dave O’Brien (Atlanta Journal Constitution) says the Braves are looking at other options while they wait on Dempster. We knew that would happen. He adds that the deal is neither officially nor unofficially off the table quite yet, though.

UPDATE 13 (at 4:18pm CT): Just great. From Mark Bowman: “Dempster’s decision to wait has led a number of teams to call the Braves today about their top pitching prospects. Teams seemed to have gained interest once they saw Braves might be willing to go for it all this year by dealing one of these prospects.”

UPDATE 14 (at 4:39pm CT): Jon Heyman says the Cubs have, indeed, re-engaged the Dodgers in trade talks. I doubt they ever really stopped. For now, the only leverage the Cubs have with the Dodgers – assuming Dempster isn’t open to going to Atlanta while L.A. is still in the picture – is by saying, “you don’t step up your offer, and we’re fully prepared to keep him, make him a ‘qualifying offer’ ($12.5 million) after the season, and try and get a draft pick.”

UPDATE 15 (at 5:08pm CT): Braves’ GM Frank Wren made some comments to the media, including saying that it’s not a good thing that this deal got out (blame your own front office, dude), and the Braves still have scouts all over the country scouting other pitchers. They’d like to acquire a pitcher before the break. For now, the deal for Dempster is not dead, and is in Dempster’s hands. Wren added that, even if word of the deal hadn’t gotten out, Dempster was still going to need time to think it over (per my earlier explanation, I take that to mean: Dempster was going to need a little time to ask the Cubs to try and make one last push to deal him to the Dodgers).

UPDATE 16 (at 5:54pm CT): Interesting comments from Chipper Jones, via Dave O’Brien: “People have got to want to come here. But it’s not over. I’m sure that when you’ve been in one spot for a really long time, being traded is a big adjustment, and there’s more than just the business of baseball at hand. You’ve earned the right as a 10-and-5 guy to pick and choose where you go. And family becomes a big part of the decision-making process. The fact that we’re in the Southeast and we train in Florida, all that stuff is a factor. So, bottom line is Ryan is going to make the best decision for him and his family. And if decides that he doesn’t want to come here, then that’s just something that we’re going to have to deal with and move on. These trades just don’t happen overnight. There’s days and days and weeks and weeks of communication between the two sides to try and get something done by a specific deadline. We were led to believe that this could happen, which is why we put the effort into it. Now it seems like that might not be the case. It puts Frank in a tough spot, but that’s why they pay Frank the big bucks. He’s got to have Plan B through D. I’m sure that if Ryan decides to stay in Chicago or go someplace else, Frank will have something on the back burner.”

UPDATE 17 (at 7:52pm CT): You’ll have to forgive me. The last two days have been a bit frustrating for me (though I’m not complaining!), so I had to step away for a bit to play some tennis. I’m blacked out from tonight’s game anyway. In any event, Jon Morosi tweeted earlier that “Source says there are ways for Dodgers to get Ryan Dempster from Cubs without surrendering Zach Lee.” You’ll forgive me for hoping that isn’t true, but, without much leverage, it sure could be. Also, BN’er Jim is at the game tonight, and he says Dempster hasn’t been in the dugout. Anyone else seeing that? It doesn’t necessarily mean anything, and, at most, might mean only that Dempster has been having conversations that require him not to be in the dugout.

  • nkniacc13

    Wel I think you can take Maholm off of Pittsburgs list they are close to getting Wandy from Astros

  • pk

    We’re finished. Greinke is not only beating the Phil’s, he just homered to boot.

    • BeyondFukudome

      Dude, if the Braves could get Greinke for Delgado, do you think there’s any chance in hell they would have been trying to trade for Dumpster?

  • jimi lives on

    F dempsters selfish a$$. congrats, this is the most attention you’ve ever had in your entire career!

    • Alex K

      What if he holds and they offer more….

  • spearman

    Now the pirates seem close to getting Wandy R. We keep tripping over ourselves.

  • Ngap42

    Hey brett, when this is all said and done, i would like to know how many hits your website has got in the last 48 hours or so. Not to mention it has never crashed or froze up. Just curious

  • Rich

    Dempster to braves then work on garza deal
    Now all messed up
    And when the music stops all too late for cubs
    Thanks Ryan

  • Whiteflag

    Glad Dempster isn’t starting in Wrigley tomorrow… all the ill will people have expressed against him for exercising his right to veto a trade. Everyone has a right to be upset but to wish him harm is a bit to far, in my opinion. He did great things for this city on and off the field. It’s alarming how quickly that is forgotten and media speculation/ hearsay is used to bash him.

    • Atfinch

      Good call. I get that it screws the Cubs but he hadn’t said no to Atlanta for sure? Wishing him to blow out his elbow or shoulder tomorrow is a little much.

      • Atfinch

        Yikes, autocorrect in that last post. Lol.

    • BeyondFukudome

      Hopefully there will be a vocal contingent of Cubs fans in Pittsburgh tomorrow. And Pirates fans are welcome to join the fun.

  • Serious Cubs Fan

    F this seriously? Everything that can go wrong is happening. Market is shrinking and the cubs are being left in the dust. Typical cubbie occurrence

  • nkniacc13

    Pittsburgh gets Wandy from Houston.

  • Cubs Dude

    Dempster is the most over rated Cub ever. He had 2 good contract years. Other than that very mediocre. Thats it. He is not a Saint a like many Cubs fans claim. And he has actually proven himself a liar.

  • cubzforlife

    Most of the fans at Wrigley would not even be aware of all this drama with Dempster.

  • calicubsfan007

    Stupid Dempster. I really despise him now. I don’t wish any bodily harm or anything like that, I just want him to know that he really showed his true self to the world now. Or, at the very least, he is showing his butt to a organization and fans that have stuck by him when he sucked. The “Dumpster” nickname is appropriate again, this time for a different reason.

    • Cubs Dude

      Ha.. Dumpster for life if this is true.

  • Rylee

    I guess it’s official..Pirates get Rodriguez not sure on the details though.

  • Derrick

    You so called Cubs fans are so idiotic and obviously don’t understand sports. Stop acting like Delgado is freaking Stephen Strasburg you morons. Dempster exercised a right he earned end of story.

    • dudeski

      he had a right to block a trade, but he does have the right to go back on his word and we also have the right to criticize him for it

    • Rylee

      It isn’t the fact that us Cubs fans are idiotic Derrick; Dempster said earlier this month that he would accept a trade to wherever because he wanted to help out the Cubs and the organization. So with Dempster taking his sweet time to decide, he is negatively affecting the organization hmmm…..

    • EvenBetterNewsV2.0

      Haha…. Yep, don’t feed the troll…. Don’t feed the troll…

    • Michael

      Derrick you dont know shit ! follow the story dumb ass

    • Cubs Dude

      Derrick F off. No one cares if Dumpster blocked the trade, but it’s him acting like a Saint saying he would go anywhere and then not following thru.

      • Derrick

        Cry me a freaking river he stop the Cubs from getting the greatest prospect ever blah blah blah its going to take alot more then Delgado to save the freaking Cubs ..boo freaking hooo

        • EvenBetterNewsV2.0

          Yep, which is the best they are getting from Dempster. A lot better than anyone thought we could get. Or the fact that he said he would accept a trade to Atlanta. There isn’t one prospect that will “save” the Cubs. It will take a lot of pieces.

      • Whiteflag

        He said he would consider anywhere. You are basing your argument on a vague statement. I wish more than anyone this trade would have went down. But I’m not ready to crucify the man because it didn’t. Delgado looks very good, but who knows what happens tomorrow. This could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

        • EvenBetterNewsV2.0

          If you think that is a vague statement you need to go back through the timeline and see everything he has said. It isn’t a pipe dream that he said the Braves were his 2nd best option. That is a large part in why the FO tried so hard to make a deal with Atlanta. Lucky for us he has a relationship with Wren and Gonzales or the Braves would have already told us to go to hell.

          • Whiteflag

            I can’t find any statement where that comes directly from Dempster. It’s all journalist citing a source. I have a feeling you are right it was his one of his top choices. However, all the quotes I have read from Dempster are very vague using words like consider. Never saying he will for sure accept.Second he has yet to officially decline. No-one knows for sure what is going on behind the scenes. To be fair, I never said I was happy the trade didn’t go through. It’s disappoint sure, but the end of the world?

            • Whiteflag

              Sorry for the grammar errors. Hopefully, you can figure out what I mean.

  • EB

    Man it sucks that this was the most exciting thing we had to look forward to this year (sans Rizzo being called up) and now it is all just blowing up in our faces

  • Cubs Dude

    It’s good to see that Paul Maholm not break his arm or have 10/5 rights. He may be at least one guy we could help fix our garbage pitching prospects??

    • nkniacc13

      hs not likely to bring back any top pitching prospects tho more back end rotation/bullpen players

  • anotherjp

    I really enjoy this site and have decided to toss in my take on what’s happening here (or what I hope). Since LA is adamant about not dealing Lee for a “rental” and Demp obviously prefers this as his destination, it seems reasonable that an extension is now being discussed. With the knowledge of a tentative trade for Delgado, LA has to think that Theo won’t settle for a prospect other than Eovaldi or Lee and negotiating a two year contract for RD could make this deal fly. What’s encouraging to me is that Dempster hasn’t told anyone he won’t go to Atlanta yet, leading me to believe he’s leaving them as an option in case the Cubs can’t get adequate prospects from the Dodgers or get him an extension. Dempster has always had an open line of communication with the Cub FO and I can see him trying to do what’s in their best interests if possible. And if he doesn’t go to Atlanta, why wouldn’t the Braves be interested in Garza or even Maholm? PH makes less than half of Dempster, has been on an absolute roll for the past six weeks, is under team control another year, and has career numbers identical to RD. If the Cubs want Delgado, Teheran, or any other Braves prospects they have other options to trade besides Dempster and we have just the FO to work thru all the scenarios to get us an adequate return.

  • stillmisskennyhubbs

    This topic is bringing out the worst in so many people. So much blame, so much name-calling, so much pissed-off-ness. So much rudeness, self-justification, putdowns, profanity…..I am having trouble reading through all the vitriol that’s being slung about.
    How many of you haters are going to stick your disappointed head in the oven over this tonight? Is it that important, really?
    For me, I’m going to see the Smokies play and think about the positive future of this organization.

    • Cubs Dude

      It has been brutual. But anyone who hurts the Cubs chances of winning a world series in my lifetime is a turd in my opinion. And Mr. Ryan Dempster is at the front of the line for his lies.

      • stillmisskennyhubbs

        Self-justified anger is still misguided. Your negativity will bring you down, and those around you as well.

        • Cubs Dude

          Ok, thanks.

        • DarthHater

          Arrogant self-righteousness is also misguided. Fortunately, it will only annoy those around you.

  • NCMoss

    Wow, the comments here about Dempster are disgusting. He hasn’t said no to going to Atlanta. He would rather go to the Dodgers and probably would like to know what they’re offering before choosing between the two. He said earlier that he would want to do what’s best for the Cubs and himself. He hasn’t lied about that either. He hasn’t even made a decision yet. Yet, everyone now hates him and is calling him a liar? We can’t even call him a liar because we don’t even know what the Dodgers’ offer is. Besides, it’s not like the return on this one deal is going to fix our system. I’m honestly amazed just how fast everyone turned on him.

    • Derrick

      Thank you Sir My point exactly

    • Carew

      This is what I’m talkin about

  • cubsin

    Even though I haven’t been to Wrigley Field in about 55 years, I’m a life-long Cubs fan. I may pay a visit the next time Dempster is scheduled to pitch there, though, just to boo him incessantly.

    My sympathy goes out to Jed and Theo, who worked their tails off to try to get a deal done with the Dodgers but couldn’t, then got one done with the Braves.

    • stillmisskennyhubbs

      Some fan.
      Why didn’t you come boo when they had George Mitterwald and Jeromy Burnitz as their “stars”?

  • cubsin

    Whatever else they did, McGriff, ARam and Soriano never lied to the front office and the fans about their williness to accept a trade before they exercised their 10/5 or no-trade rights.

    • Jimmy James

      thats kind of how i feel…i mean even if he was straight forward from the start half the fans (probably me included) would probably still be mad…..but the way it is looking right now he was basically putting on the “whatevers best for the team” and really just not wanting the fans to know he wasn’t going to accept a deal. I hope I’m wrong….and more comes out to put this in a better light b/c Demp was on track to be one of the immortalized cubbies

  • calicubsfan007

    It really is our emotions getting the best of us (me especially). I am a tad more calm right now, and I am starting to look at this in a more objective way. Whether Demp is right or wrong in his choices, we cannot ever control what choice he makes. But we can control how we react (Again, me especially).

    • stillmisskennyhubbs

      Precisely !
      We can control our responses (not reactions) and our attitudes. Not much else.
      At the end of the day, we have to look ourselves in the mirror and say, “Was I a dick today, or did I treat people the way I want to be treated?”

    • Whiteflag

      It feels better not be harboring all that anger doesn’t it?

      • Whiteflag

        good*

      • calicubsfan007

        Whiteflag: Oh, yes! Hallelujah! I feel reborn!! Haha! But seriously, yes, it kinda feels better to let it go.

        • Whiteflag

          Good :) Welcome to the light….hehe

          • calicubsfan007

            Whiteflag, did you change your profile pic?

            • Whiteflag

              yes, I did.

              • calicubsfan007

                Why? If you don’t mind me asking.

                • Whiteflag

                  Lots of reasons: weird cardinals fans saying they love me, being called a man or a tranny in disguise (I think this was a joke), etc.

                  It’s just easier when people don’t know your gender.

                  • Njriv

                    I believe you Whiteflag.

                  • calicubsfan007

                    That sucks, whiteflag, sorry. I had a feeling that it had something to do with the Cards troll.

                    • Whiteflag

                      No need to be sorry. My new picture fits the screen name, and as a plus I blend in.

                    • calicubsfan007

                      Whiteflag, I initially thought when I saw the name that you meant as in surrender. You know, waving the white flag? I didn’t even think about the “W” flag. Duh!

                  • Scotti

                    “It’s just easier when people don’t know your gender.”

                    That’s what he/she said

                    FWIW, I’m certain the tranny thing was a joke. Not a polite thing to say to someone and certainly not as high-minded as MY tranny joke…

                    • calicubsfan007

                      That’s right Scotti, it was very sophisticated and very high minded. (= Sorry for the sarcasm, it is friendly sarcasm, not some of the other types of sarcasm that I have seen.

                    • Scotti

                      Calicub, you just can’t go wrong with a “he/she said” joke…

                    • calicubsfan007

                      Scotti, amen to that hombre!

                    • Whiteflag

                      You two are really running with this. I think my next picture will be of RuPaul,,,lol

        • DarthHater

          Embrace your anger, calicubsfan. It is the path to power!

          • Njriv

            Let the hate flow through you.

          • calicubsfan007

            DarthHater: Hahaha, that’s awesome!! I’m not gonna lose my hand or anything, am I?

            • Njriv

              no, of course not…just your soul!

              • calicubsfan007

                Njriv: I don’t know about that, I kinda sold my soul for Bee Gees tickets in 1979 (Family Guy reference).

                • Njriv

                  Haha great stuff, love that show!

                  • calicubsfan007

                    Nice new pic Njriv btw, check out the box score page, I put up the “Bird is the Word” link on it. Hillarious! One of the top moments in FG ever!

    • NCMoss

      I’m sure that we’ll get a good return either way. I mean, just look at our front office. I’m sure if the dodgers aren’t offering a good deal, Theo and Jed will tell Demp and he’d probably accept a trade to Atlanta. And, besides, your comment wasn’t the worst I’ve seen.

      • calicubsfan007

        NCMoss: I know that mine weren’t the worst, but I still do feel bad for doing it.

  • thejackal

    damn its crazy how everyone turnin against demp its not like he said no we gtta respect wat we dont know about all details and respect his decision

  • thejackal

    dont get me wrong hell id drive his butt to australia if it gave us good prospects in return

    • Josh

      You can’t drive to Australia

      • calicubsfan007

        Josh: You don’t know, he might have a James Bond-esque boat car…(=

      • Can’t think of a cool name

        The Mach 5 could. I think I just dated myself.

  • thejackal

    he said he was waying decision after game tonite

  • ferrets_bueller

    I like Ryan Dempster.

    I really do.

    But WHAT THE FHOIHFLGKLLDP {OUJ P{}
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    PIOP{IO!!!!

  • Justin

    Seriously, this is one of those times when I’m ashamed to be a Cubs fan. Some folks are just so completely stupid and irrational. Dempster’s been nothing but a stand up guy since coming to Chicago. He’s put up with a lot of stupidity and lean years. He’s accomodating this front office by allowing them to shop his around. Everything I’ve heard, he simply has a preference on where he wants to go, but is willing to take the Atlanta deal if need be. So all you fans who are cussing him, or are thinking about showing up at Wrigley after 50 years just to boo him, why don’t you all pull your heads out of your butts for a breath of fresh air? He’s earned the right to take the take and assess things.

    • Can’t think of a cool name

      He’s had 52 million reasons to put up with it the last four years. Lets not pretend he was in Chicago out of the goodness of his heart.

    • DarthHater

      Blah blah blah. Nobody gives a rat’s ass what you’re ashamed of. Take your smug, self-righteous lecturing and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

      • calicubsfan007

        The sun really don’t shine on the Death Star, right? (= Sorry, your name is making me use all these star wars references, like Abe Froman’s name made me use Ferris references.

        • DarthHater

          I’m just really sick of being lectured by a bunch of pompous pissants about proper fan behavior.

          • calicubsfan007

            I understand, that is kind of annoying. In risk of sounding like a hippie or whatever, I am hoping that wasn’t his intention. I might be wrong though, just trying to be fair. I do hate being lectured though.

            • DarthHater

              Yes, I’m sure that when he said “pull your heads out of your butts for a breath of fresh air” he had only the best intentions.

              • calicubsfan007

                Yeah…. You do have a point there… Forgot about that…. So yeah, he’s being rude then. Point withdrawn. No point in defending a guy who did insult me.

    • ThereWillBeCubs

      He got paid for putting up 17 wins, a 2.96 ERA, and 5+ WAR in his first season after converting back to a starter. Per Fangraphs, he’s produced 12.1 WAR (and counting) as a starter since. Let’s not pretend like Dempster’s contract was anything but fair.

      Completely agree with you Justin… Dempster has been a bright spot in an otherwise [recently] dismal era of Cub teams.

      The flip flop of perception since his scoreless inning streak makes me want to barf. To even expect any type of return on the order of Delgado + some is outrageous. Yeah it almost happened, it might still, but shit… let the man make a goddamn decision on his own terms. Fickle bastards.

      And a personal shout out to DarthHater: Go fuck yourself

      • DarthHater

        That’s right. Embrace your anger. Feel the power of the dark side.

        Anal pore.

  • Abe Froman

    We have bits and pieces of the story right now, I would advocate for people to reserve judgement on a dude that has proven over the course of his tenure to be a stand up guy. Don’t throw that history away in a half ass rush to judgement. [My bullhorn is knocked out of my hand and I am trampled by a keyed up mob “its like he isn’t aware of my timeline or the order in which I’m receiving information”]. With my last breathe I whisper “let’s see how the trade line plays out.”

    • Abe Froman

      Trade deadline….dammit wish you could edit posts.

    • calicubsfan007

      SAVE ABE FROMAN!!!!

      • calicubsfan007

        aka the sausage kind of chicago!

        • calicubsfan007

          crap, I meant “king”. Stupid lack of edit button…

          • Abe Froman

            Thanks for the solidarity, especially with the spelling errors bud!

            • calicubsfan007

              Awww…. Dude, I save your life (and your sausages! HA!), and this is the thanks I get? (= I just type too fast and don’t always check what I write until after I submit it. (You know the, “NOOOOO…” in slow motion)

  • thejackal

    correct josh my bad id sail his butt all the way to australia

  • Oswego chris

    Just listening to post game on wgn…Dempster is getting killed by callers..

    • http://bleachernation.com #1lahairfan

      Kind of funny

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