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Report: Ryan Dempster turns down Red Sox, Royals

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09:18 AM ET 12.08 | The Boston Red Sox made a two-year, $25 million offer to free agent right-hander Ryan Dempster but were turned down by the pitcher and his agent, Craig Landis, according to a source. Dempster is believed to be seeking a three-year deal and reportedly is being wooed by the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers. A source also said Dempster turned down a two-year, $26 million offer from the Kansas City Royals.

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December 8, 2012  09:21 AM ET

I don't care where this dude goes as long as he doesn't go back to Arlington.

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December 8, 2012  10:19 AM ET

He better hope teams weren't paying attention to his second half of last season.

December 8, 2012  10:41 AM ET

The Royals and Sox need to thank the man upstairs that he turned them down. Both teams have short memories because he can bombed in Arlington and it looks like he is just a NL pitcher.

December 8, 2012  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't care where this dude goes as long as he doesn't go back to Arlington.

He is not a big game pitcher, as he proved in every big game for Texas. He does great against also-rans though

December 8, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He better hope teams weren't paying attention to his second half of last season.

They weren't. He will have plenty of foolhardy suitors, with three year contracts to boot

December 8, 2012  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Royals and Sox need to thank the man upstairs that he turned them down. Both teams have short memories because he can bombed in Arlington and it looks like he is just a NL pitcher.

dempster appears to be waiting for the cubs best offer, or whatever the cubies are willing to give him,,,,,

December 8, 2012  11:31 AM ET
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the available $ for average in baseball is ridiculous

dempster should had take it the two years offer from red sox or the royals, who would pay him more? and for 3 years? i mean he its old and the best deal is 2 years at most!!!

December 8, 2012  02:53 PM ET

Buh bye, Ryan!

December 8, 2012  02:58 PM ET

I guess beggars CAN be choosers.

December 8, 2012  03:00 PM ET
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He is not a big game pitcher, as he proved in every big game for Texas. He does great against also-rans though

Poor in big games, great against also-rans. We have a term for that in St. Louis. It's called "Being Kyle Lohse".

December 8, 2012  04:49 PM ET

Theo may resign Dumpster? What's next, extending the contracts of Marmol and Soriano?

December 8, 2012  07:14 PM ET

and says he only wants to go back to his former team the Marlins LMFAO

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December 8, 2012  10:25 PM ET

As a Red Sox fan I can finally breath a sigh of relief.

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December 9, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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Theo may resign Dumpster? What's next, extending the contracts of Marmol and Soriano?

Ja hey der, Theo wants you to stop sending him love letters.

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