2012 MLB Trade Deadline: Ryan Dempster, Alfonso Soriano Among Cubs Who Could Be On The Move

While the trade deadline is still quite a ways off, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has already started thinking about which players are most likely to be on the move. The Chicago Cubs, mired in last place in the NL Central, figure prominently in his early list of players who could be dealt over the next couple of months. Here's what Heyman says about Ryan Dempster

3. Ryan Dempster, SP, Cubs: There have been suggestions lately that the Cubs might try to extend him, but he's 35 and really should be pitching elsewhere. While he has been superb this year, thanks to zero support from the Cubs' offense he has yet to win a game in nine starts (0-3, 2.90 ERA; 1.02 ERA through five starts). The high 2012 salary ($14 million) will limit the take.

Related: Padres Vs. Cubs Final Score: Late Rally Leads To 8-6 Win, Sweep Over San Diego

Other Cubs listed include Matt Garza, Alfonso Soriano, Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm and Carlos Marmol.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, head over to Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For more from around Major League Baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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