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The Brewers are interested in Ryan Dempster

Nov 9, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

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Ken Rosenthal says:

Count the Milwaukee Brewers among the teams interested in free-agent right-hander Ryan Dempster, particularly now that the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing greater interest in other pitchers.

If you stop and just let your mind drift for a minute, you can almost picture Ryan Dempster in a Brewers jersey already. Not envisioning a future in which he pitches in Milwaukee, but an actual past — 2001? 2005? — in which he was in the Brewers rotation.

I know he never played for them, but it seems like he should have for some reason.  Like, can we just erase those two years he pitched for the Reds — which I bet most of you had totally forgotten about anyway — and just agree that he spent those years with Milwaukee?

There are a lot of players like that, actually. Guys who never pitched for Team A but for whom it takes almost no effort at all to imagine that they did.

  1. philsgamer - Nov 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    It could be because of his similarity to Randy Wolf.

    • mrwillie - Nov 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

      Or the proximity to Canada?

    • ezthinking - Nov 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      Which part? The part where he isn’t left handed? The part where he doesn’t throw an 83 mph fastball? His closing experience?

      • philsgamer - Nov 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM

        *Physical* similarity.

      • uwsptke - Nov 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM

        Dempster sorta looks like Wolf, who sorta looks like Geoff Jenkins, who sorta looks like Brett Favre. Did I leave anybody out?

  2. alkelly2 - Nov 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    It would be good not to face the “waggle” anymore!! He’s been a Brewer killer too often for my liking so why not add him to our side. I’d still rather have Greinke but maybe you could put Dempster in the bullpen as a seventh or eighth inning guy and possible closer when needed.

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