The Ryan Dempster watch just took a turn: the Chicago Cubs righthander has told ESPN, reportedly, that if a deal can’t be swung with the Los Angeles Dodgers (his first choice, especially with good buddy and ex-Cub teammate Ted Lilly in Los Angeles already), he’d accept a deal to either the New York Yankees (who are said to have him on the radar, anyway) or the Texas Rangers.
What the Cubs want for Dempster, or for Matt Garza: “quality minor league arms . . . [and] a top third baseman.”