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The Red Sox after Ryan Dempster. Wait, no they’re not.

Jul 17, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

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Gotta love the trade deadline. Last night:

A source told ESPN’s Buster Olney that the Red Sox are aggressively pursuing the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster in a bid to shore up their rotation.

This morning:

A major league source denied a report that the Red Sox are “aggressive in the pursuit of Ryan Dempster.” To the contrary, the source suggested, the Sox have not been pursuing the right-hander actively.

She’s my daughter [slap!] my sister [slap!] my daughter [slap!]

  1. sabatimus - Jul 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    An unnamed source just denied an unnamed source! What unnamed source is going to deny THIS?

    • 18thstreet - Jul 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

      The source has a name; he’s just not saying it. The word is anonymous.

      And now, I will give myself a thumbs down for being such an ass.

  2. bigleagues - Jul 17, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    He’s my Dempster. (slap) He’s my denial. (slap!) He’s my Dempster (slap!) He’s my denial. (slap!)

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    An unnamed source (moi) says that the Jays still want Dempster and will offer an outfielder and a minor league pitcher.

  4. Ari Collins - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Dempster’s pretty good, but he’s not as good as his ERA, and he’s likely to cost more than he’s worth because of it. A 7 K/9 guy in the NL is not worth the package he’ll probably get.

    Of course, if the price is right…

    • protius - Jul 17, 2012 at 3:31 PM

      Dempster is pretty good, but he’s not as good as an AK47, either in the NL or the AL.

  5. realitypolice - Jul 18, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Any American League team that trades for a National League pitcher needs to have their heads examined. Especially an AL East team. When will they ever learn?

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