The deadline trade rumors surrounding Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster appear to be as rich as ever. Multiple sources suggest the Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are still working on a deal involving Dempster and possibly LF Alfonso Soriano:
Meantime, the Cubs-Dodgers talks regarding Dempster trundle along. They're still at it...— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 30, 2012
Source: Soriano remains part of discussions between #Dodgers and #Cubs involving Dempster.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2012
Dempster, 35, is have a career year with the Cubs. He sports a 2.25 ERA and 3.40 FIP through 104 innings. He is in the final year of his contract with the Chicago Cubs, but holds a 10-and-5 no trade clause that allows him to veto any trade proposal.
Soriano, 36, is also having a solid year at the plate and in the field, hitting 19 home runs with 3.0 wins above replacement, according to Fangraphs.com.
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