Kasper: ‘Surprised’ If Dempster Finishes Season With Cubs

(WSCR) The Cubs may have broken their 12-game losing streak, but there’s no debating 2012 is a lost season.

As Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer work to improve the Cubs’ farm system, valuable Major League players may be traded for prospects. Arguably the most intriguing trade piece is Ryan Dempster, whose 2.14 ERA is good for fourth among National League pitchers.

One Cubs insider told The McNeil and Spiegel Show that Dempster may waive his no trade clause, if the opportunity presents itself.

“I’d be surprised if he finishes the year as a Cub,” Cubs TV play-by-play man Len Kasper said.

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“He is your most tradable commodity at this point for any contender, regardless of the fact that he has no wins. He’s been one of the elite pitchers in the National League. I haven’t asked Ryan if he would accept a trade. He’s got 10-5 rights, but I would have to believe that anybody in his position with an opportunity to go to a contender would probably take it at this point in his career. I think there’s a very good chance Ryan will get traded at some point.”

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