2012 MLB Trade Rumors: Dodgers unlikely to land Ryan Dempster Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Saturday, 21 July 2012 12:54

LOS ANGELES, CA (The Spread) - According to at least one established report, the Los Angeles Dodgers are unlikely to trade for Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster.

A source told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal that the Dodgers view Dempster as a rental and reportedly balked at a trade package that the Cubs asked for in return. Rosenthal does suggest that Matt Garza is a logical trade choice because he’s under team control through 2013. The Nationals, Braves and Tigers remain interested in Dempster, who might be a fit for the Cardinals as well.

Oddsmakers currently list the Dodgers as 18/1 long shots to win the 2012 World Series and Los Angeles is 15/2 to win the 2012 National League Pennant. The New York Yankees are the current favorites to win this year’s World Series at 9/2 and the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals are both 9/2, respectively, to win the NL Pennant.

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Speaking of the Yankees, they reportedly have some interest in Rick Ankiel according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post. With Brett Gardner out of the year because of a bad elbow and Nick Swisher currently dealing with a leg injury, the Yankees are in the market for an experienced outfielder.

Getting back to Dempster, it’ll be interesting if St. Louis winds up making a trade with Chicago within the division. The Cubs no they won’t be able to compete for another year or two but the Cardinals’ window to win remains open. They’re in need of a starter with Chris Carpenter out for the season and Jaime Garcia on the DL until August, but relief help remains the biggest target for St. Louis as the trade deadline approaches.

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