The latest news from the MLB trade rumors front suggests the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are still working on a trade for SP Ryan Dempster, but the teams appear divided on Dodgers' side of the trade:
Source:— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2012
#Cubs "trying to bend over backwards" to get Dempster to #Dodgers, his desired team. Talks continue.
Holdup in Dempster talks remains quality of prospects— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2012
#Cubs would receive from #Dodgers. Want actual talent back.
Part of the problem is that the Dodgers have reportedly taken a number of highly-touted prospect off the table:
Heard that Zach Lee, Allen Webster and Chris Reed are all off the table in any Dempster talks.— Kevin Goldstein (@Kevin_Goldstein) July 30, 2012
Dempster, 35, is in the final year of his contract with the Chicago Cubs and has reportedly already vetoed a trade to the Atlanta Braves, using his veteran 10-and-5 rights.
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