We’re 20 minute away from the Trade Deadline. Deals can still trickle in for a while thereafter, so this is the home for anything else today, on all players.

Here we go.

  • Ryan Dempster has pre-approved a deal to the Dodgers and Yankees (and possibly others), according to Jim Bowden, so the Cubs can take this to the last second.
  • George Ofman says the Cubs are working feverishly to get Dodgers deal done for Dempster. Yankees appear to be back-up.
  • Tim Brown reports that the Dodgers are out on Dempster, according to a source.
  • That would probably leave the Yankees, unless there’s a surprise. Still nothing confirmed on Dempster, or anyone else for that matter.
  • The Rangers are still in on Dempster and Garza, among others as of this second.
  • Multiple reports say Dempster is going to RANGERS, not Yankees. No confirmation anywhere yet. Lots of smoke.
  • Ok, safe now to say: the Rangers have acquired Ryan Dempster.
  • With no reports (yet) on Garza, it’s pretty safe to assume he was not dealt, despite authoritative statements from pundits. The Cubs could still deal him in the offseason.
  • Based on a tweet from Garza, it looks like he hasn’t been traded.
  • florida Al

    tell the dodgers and dempster to go stick their heads up their ass’ and see if it fits.

  • IlliniCubbies

    I feel today I have been as productive as a I would be during March Madness. Come on Theo!!

  • SirCub

    Theo drops back to pass. The pocket’s crumbling around him. He’s scrambling to stay alive. Time is running out!

    • SirCub

      Hail mary to the Rangers… and they completed it!

  • Dan

    And then there were 2…

  • dudeski


    • cubs217

      Dananana Danananana (Classic Europe)

      • SirCub


    • SirCub

      Duddun-dun! Duddun dun dun!

      • cubs217

        Hahah I like the way you think

  • anotherjp

    Yeah right. The Dodgers didn’t pull out of anything for Dempster, they prolly just found out the the Rangers or Yanks landed him and are saving face with their fan base. They needed impact pitching and failed to pony up a prospect. Screw those macaroons.

  • rhino70

    I just want to tell you both good luck. We’re all counting on you.

    • beerhelps

      2nd airplane reference of the week, nice

  • ETS

    dodgers out on demp

  • logan

    yep source correct!

  • Ryan G

    Let’s hope those things that Kaplan said needed to happen for Cubs for things to go right happen. Go Cubs!!!

  • LWeb23

    Bowden says Yanks might’ve gotten it done, he’s awaiting confirmation

  • Edward

    Twitter was born for trade deadlines. This is intense!

  • daveman

    less than 5 minutes… Looking like Dempster to Yankees. Hope were able to get one of their top prospects

  • KidCubbie

    MBTR says LA out on Dempster.

  • donnie kessinger

    I hope Dempster signs with Dodgers next year… these pricks were made for each other! Thanks for the great ride today Brett!

  • Edward

    5 baseball related Twitter tabs open and 1 for @DadBoner

  • North Side Irish

    Brett Taylor ‏@BleacherNation
    RT @ScottMCBS: Looks like Dempster to #Rangers, working on confirmation


  • Ogyu



    • Dan

      I would take it.

    • SirCub

      Just one? Yankees trophy system is too deep to settle just for that.

  • Dan

    I can’t take it anymore!

  • johnbres2

    wow we traded Dempster to the Yankees AND the Rangers!

  • Steve


  • anotherjp

    Ramirez or Ross please….

  • Patrick G

    Rangers get Demp

  • Josh

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if Demp is on the bump tonight he hears the booo birds

  • bbmoney

    where there’s smoke….

  • Dan


  • BluBlud

    Dempster to Rangers

  • Richard Nose

    PROFAAAAAAAAR!!!!! Boom. jk

  • Josh

    I hope the Dodgers finish as many games out as Dempster’s WAR is the next couple months.

  • coby