The Trade Deadline Homestretch: Garza, Dempster, Soriano, Whomever
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.
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