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The Going Price for a Dempster these Days


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#1 Tommy

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

So I was having this conversation with a friend at work today and was curious what folks around here thought. The question (as you can probably tell) is what type of an offer do you see Dempster getting these days? I think if we could get him on the cheap, we should grab him, but I think with the limited availability on quality starting pitching, that he is going to still receive some decent offers (even with his horrible numbers from the AL).

My guess is that he will receive top offers around 3 years at $8-$10M, more likely closer to the low end of that.

As for what I'd bring him back to the Cubs for if I were the GM: probably 2 years max at $5-$7M/year.

Would love to hear what others think about this.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

I agree with you, he won't get more than 2-3 years at $8-12 with a team option at his age

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

I would gladly offer Dempster a contract laden with fuuuuuck allllllll.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

One year, $8 mil.

He's going to get multiyear offers elsewhere, but I don't see much of a point to the Cubs offering him one. I don't think he'd crack the 2014 rotation even if he were on the roster then.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:57 AM

I would gladly offer Dempster a contract laden with fuuuuuck allllllll.


Tom - would that all be upfront, or distributed evenly over the years?
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:50 AM


I would gladly offer Dempster a contract laden with fuuuuuck allllllll.


Tom - would that all be upfront, or distributed evenly over the years?

In a big, steaming pile.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

Don't see Demp coming back.
Toronto is looking for starters and won't get some of the better ones. So I could see them offering Demp a two to three years at 20/30. That is if he can find his passport.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

The whole fiasco that happened came out of him wanting to go to the West Coast so he's close to British Columbia. With Santana and Haren (most likely) gone, Anaheim seems like a pretty good fit for him. If he REALLY wants to be close to home, the Mariners make sense as well




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