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Frank Wren: the Braves have “moved on” from Ryan Dempster

Jul 25, 2012, 9:43 AM EST

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The Braves are apparently done with Ryan Dempster. Braves’ GM Frank Wren was on 680 The Fan in Atlanta this morning, and he told Sandra Golden that a deal with Dempster is “highly unlikely,” and that the Braves “had paramaters that expired yesterday.”  He added “we’ve moved on.”

This is a pretty big blow to the Cubs. They weren’t likely to get an offer as good as the one the Braves gave them in Randall Delgado and, if the Braves are truly out of it, they’ll apparently have to see if they can pry something better out of the Dodgers.

Damn media.

  1. amhendrick - Jul 25, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Good for the Braves. I thought it was a good trade, but not so good that they should keep pushing for it once it fell through.

    • El Bravo - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:21 AM

      Agreed.

    • psr179 - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      It would’ve looked bad for the Braves if they had kept clinging on just begging for Dempster to accept even though its obvious he didn’t want to be there. Desperation is a stinky cologne.

  2. ajcardsfan - Jul 25, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    “had paramaters that expired yesterday.”
    para(Noun)
    A monetary unit of Serbia, equal to one hundredth of a dinar.
    I’m assuming that makes a paramaters = somebody backing a trade with serbian money? I knew Gaffney was a political man, but didn’t realize he was in cohorts with any prime ministers

    • ajcardsfan - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:05 AM

      Ever make a post, thinking it was funny, only to finally get your coffee 10 minutes later and realize you’re an idiot? That just happened…

      • Francisco (FC) - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:25 AM

        And yet you still managed to make a funny post. Cheer up!

      • wlschneider09 - Jul 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM

        Been there, done that. Good news is folks here will forgive you.

    • cur68 - Jul 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM

      I kind of liked it. And now I know a bit more about Serbian money. Its not a total loss.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

        I am with you Cur. We are know more informed. I mean…everyone can use a little knowledge on Serbian money. One never knows when he might use it.

  3. eshine76 - Jul 25, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    I wonder if Theo was blindsided by this?

  4. cerowb - Jul 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Is this “Ryan Dempster blames media” going to be the new Michael Young?

    I hope not. Move on, please.

    • mgdsquiggy17 - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM

      you know it

  5. pantherfan550 - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Good for the Braves. If Dempster wasn’t 100% committed to being sent there, then the Braves should focus their efforts elsewhere. This makes Dempster look like a prima donna and good luck to the Cubs getting anything for him now.

  6. cameron poe - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Thank God! Took you long enough Frank! Why are the Braves so intent on adding more and more aging arms this season? This silly idea of a trade went on way too long. And in the process many many great deals have gone down all around the league. The Braves wasted too much time trying to get a pitcher who may and I say this strongly he may get you through the rest of season. More than likely though he will break down in the heat of the south and his age will catch up. Sure up that outfield Bravos and try out some of your prospects. But do not waste the time of the fans by going after another band aid that may or may not stick. Oh and quit pretending like you are going to spend money Frank Wren and “The Board” and just go out and spend the money. But don’t spend that money on a car with 200k miles on it already.

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      I guess I couldn’t expect much more from a person who lifted his/her handle from a campy Nicolas Cage movie.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM

        Sure. Very much like those who lift their handles from other incredibly cheesy handles.
        Utley’s nose hair. Halladay’s left wrist. Ugglas toe nail. Norv Turners right earlobe.
        And of course…Chip Caray’s Eyebrows.

      • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

        …or anybody who uses his/her screen name to admit to being a Cardinals fan, which in turn dramatically increases the probability of said person being a mouth-breathing dipshit.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

        As opposed to being a non-mouth breathing dipshit? Good one Stymie.
        You are about as swift as pond water.

        Signed,
        Dale Murphy’s Left Buttocks Cheek

      • mrwillie - Jul 25, 2012 at 3:50 PM

        “Put the bunny down!”

  7. nekotman - Jul 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Did Dempster make a liar out of himself? If it was L.A. or nothing he should have kept his mouth shut about Atlanta being his number 2 choice. I agree he has the right to make it happen as he desires because of 10/5 but he now has egg on his face. BTW, so glad this trade didn’t happen. He is a one year wonder and his wonder year is almost over. I think this has hurt the Cubs in their effort to trade Garza. If we are determined to trade Delgado at least trade him for a better pitcher than Dempster.

  8. jeffbbf - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Dempster’s a stand-up guy, but jeez, it just seems like when the Cubs need him most, he lets us down (see the 7 walks in game 1 of the 2008 playoffs). Great chance to move to a contender, thank the Cub fans for a wonderful time here, and leave the Cub fans with a nice prospect. Instead, he’ll leave being seen as just another diva athlete and probably get booed at home for the rest of the season. If he would have simply said that he wanted to stay in Chicago because he loved the city , the team, the fans, and wanted to stay close to his family – well then we would have understood. When he came out and said he would be interested in moving to “any” contender, and is now pulling this garbage…good riddance.

  9. foreverchipper10 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    If they want to pry away Garza with Delgado and a lesser prospect I am all for it. I would love Greinke but to be honest I am not sure if he would sign long term with Atlanta. At least with Garza he would be under team control in 2013 rather than just a two month rental. Plus I think he is the better pitcher.

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