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Ryan Dempster Trade Rumors: Cubs Deal With Braves A '50-50' Proposition, According To Report

A potential deal that would send Ryan Dempster to the the Braves in exchange for Randall Delgado sounded all but complete earlier Monday, but the negotiations came to a halt before anything became official. The Cubs went so far as to announce that no deal had ever been in place.

A source who spoke to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said the deal is a 50-50 proposition at this point.

The Ryan Dempster-Braves trade is now said to be "50-50,'' according to one person familiar with the talks.

The deal, as proposed, was going to send top Braves pitching prospect Randall Delgado to the Cubs.

"It could happen, or it could blow up,'' another person said.

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The Braves are among Dempster's preferred destinations, according to earlier reports.

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