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08:10 AM ET 07.25 | Ryan Dempster will take his time, saying Tuesday that he's considering his "options" before making a decision on whether to give his consent to a trade. Various reports had suggested the Atlanta Braves were simply waiting for Dempster to approve the deal that was leaked out Monday, in which the Cubs would get right-hander Randall Delgado in return. ... Dempster declined to address [a report that he doesn't want to go to Atlanta, and still wants to be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers]. "I have a pretty good idea of where I want to go," said Dempster, adding that he was willing to go up until the July 31 trade deadline to decide. "I'm just trying to look at everything, make the best decision for me and my family," he said.

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July 25, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Good for him, hope gets his wish!

July 25, 2012  09:07 AM ET

if he's more comfortable pitching in LA, then Wren should let that trade go and focus on Plan B(Greinke?).

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July 25, 2012  10:28 AM ET

well, just heard Wren say on the radio that "we don't want to paint ourselves in a corner. we are moving on" from the Dempster trade.

wonder if that means that Greinke is now their prime target?

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July 25, 2012  12:15 PM ET
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He needs to quit stalling and take one for the team by moving to Atlanta. The Dodgers are simply not offering the same amount of compensation. Delgado is a fair swap, fair for the Cubs of course

I don't know about taking one for the team, but if he has multiple choices right now, he needs to pick one, because teams are moving ahead with their plans, and by the deadline he may have only one choice left.

July 25, 2012  12:23 PM ET

"Taco Bell"

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July 25, 2012  01:38 PM ET
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"Taco Bell"

you are on your game today!

July 25, 2012  02:21 PM ET
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I don't know about taking one for the team, but if he has multiple choices right now, he needs to pick one, because teams are moving ahead with their plans, and by the deadline he may have only one choice left.

the article i just read quoted Theo as saying they were going to keep him and make him an offer after the season. when he declines and declares for free agency, the cubs will get a 2013 comp draft pick.

July 25, 2012  06:17 PM ET
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This is what happens when a player maintains leverage and exercises his 10 and 5 rights. It mucks everything up and makes him a pain to accommodate. When a deal is on the table teams don't like to be put on hold and jerked around. I don't blame Atlanta for moving on. Guess Dumpy wants to hold out for whatever crap LA is willing to offer. Might as well just keep him

Do your bosses and their competitors get to negotiate where you will be working next week without regard for where you would like to be working next week? Would you like a little bit of control over that process? I sure would.

His contract was signed with Chicago, not Atlanta. I don't know why he doesn't want to go to Atlanta. I don't need to know why he doesn't want to go to Atlanta. He finally has control over trades after ten years in the league. The team only cares about what is coming back in return. The player only cares about where he's going.

That's the collective barganing agreement which MLB sign. He's only exercising his rights.

Maybe Dempster wants to sign with LA next year. Maybe he doesn't want to be a rental somewhere he has no intention of signing longer term.

July 27, 2012  11:31 AM ET
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He needs to quit stalling and take one for the team by moving to Atlanta. The Dodgers are simply not offering the same amount of compensation. Delgado is a fair swap, fair for the Cubs of course

With the loyalty teams display to players he owes nothing to the Cubs. The 10 and 5 rule is a right they earned. If you had that right would you move to a new job for a different company in a city you don't want to live in for the sake of your old company?

I live near Atlanta, there's no way I'd want to play outdoors in this heat and humidity.

 
July 28, 2012  01:57 AM ET
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Do your bosses and their competitors get to negotiate where you will be working next week without regard for where you would like to be working next week? Would you like a little bit of control over that process? I sure would. His contract was signed with Chicago, not Atlanta. I don't know why he doesn't want to go to Atlanta. I don't need to know why he doesn't want to go to Atlanta. He finally has control over trades after ten years in the league. The team only cares about what is coming back in return. The player only cares about where he's going. That's the collective barganing agreement which MLB sign. He's only exercising his rights.Maybe Dempster wants to sign with LA next year. Maybe he doesn't want to be a rental somewhere he has no intention of signing longer term.

That would be true if Dempster didnt list Atl as a choice and then reject it. All the facts are not out but if that's the case that was a **** move. I always liked the way he played the game but I'm curious to see what his legacy will be if he ends up staying or the cubs do not get something close to Delgado.

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