Ryan Dempster

Jon Lester. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Levine: Jon Lester Bidding War Continues

Lester’s expected to make a decision in the next week or so.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2014

Ryan Dempster with the Cubs in 2012. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ryan Dempster On Cubs’ Front Office Role, Jon Lester

Former pitcher Ryan Dempster joined Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito on “Inside the Clubhouse” on Saturday morning to talk about his new front office role with the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2014

Left-hander Jon Lester. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Still Going All Out For Jon Lester

New Cubs front office assistant Ryan Dempster has already placed a call to Lester.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Ryan Dempster with the Cubs in 2012. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ryan Dempster Named Cubs’ Special Assistant To President/GM

Dempster will also retire as a member of the Cubs’ organization.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Ryan Dempster.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Dempster Returned To Fenway Park At 3 AM To Throw BP

What did Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster do before going to bed after he won the World Series?

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Dempster Suspended For Hitting A-Rod

Yankees manager Joe Girardi insists it will be “open season” on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston’s Ryan Dempster for hitting the star slugger with a pitch.

670 The Score–08/20/2013

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Red Sox, Dempster Agree On Two-Year, $26.5 Million Deal

Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26.5 million, two-year contract with right-hander Ryan Dempster.

670 The Score–12/13/2012

Dan Haren.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs Interested In Dan Haren

According to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Cubs are interested in trading for Angels right-hander Dan Haren.

670 The Score–11/02/2012

Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, June 24, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. (Ed Zurga/AP)

Report: Cubs, Dempster Discussing Possible Return

When Ryan Dempster was traded to the Rangers just before the 2012 trade deadline, it’s safe to say there was a bad taste left in the mouth of Cubs fans.

670 The Score–11/01/2012


Dempster Takes Out Full Page Ad To Thank Fans

Ryan Dempster took out a full page ad in Friday’s Chicago Tribune to thank his fans for his time in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Ryan Dempster makes his debut with the Rangers. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Dempster Pounded In First Start With Rangers

Josh Hamilton drove in four runs and the Rangers offense bailed out Ryan Dempster in his Texas debut in a 15-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Andrew McCutchen. and Michael McKenry. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Despite Ninth-Inning Rally, Pirates Top Cubs

Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start by Jeff Karstens, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday.

670 The Score–08/01/2012

Kevin Youkilis. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Most Notable Player Deals Made By The MLB Trade Deadline

At 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline passed with 19 teams within five games of postseason contention. For the first time ever, a record 10 clubs will earn an invite to MLB’s postseason dance.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Chris Volstad. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Harris: Cubs Rotation In Question Following Dempster Trade

Ryan Dempster’s trip to Arlington, Texas has opened doors and spots in the Cubs rotation this weekend and early next week.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Trade Deadline Reveals A Smarter Cubs Fan

What’s been fascinating, at the most compelling local trade deadline in years, is the rising knowledge and interest of the faithful.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 31, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Burnett threw a one-hit shutout to beat the Cubs 5-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Burnett Takes No-Hitter Into 8th, Blanks Cubs 5-0

A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster on Tuesday.


Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rangers Get Dempster

The Ryan Dempster trade circus is reportedly nearing its end.

670 The Score–07/31/2012

Ryan Dempster

Report: Yankees, Dodgers And Rangers In Pursuit Of Dempster

According to Comcast Sportsnets’ David Kaplan, the Yankees, Dodgers and Rangers are all in play for Ryan Dempster.

670 The Score–07/31/2012

Starter Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 20, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Hanley: Cubs Can’t ‘Tune Out The Noise’ If They Don’t Deal Dempster

It was only about six weeks ago that Cubs president Theo Epstein said he and his staff had to “tune out the noise” from fans and media as they went about building the team into something akin to championship caliber. Better buy some ear plugs.

670 The Score–07/30/2012

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Unfortunate Case Of Ryan Dempster

What has been quite unexpected in the Cubs quest to get as much in return for Dempster as possible is the Cubs starter going from affable in the process to difficult to downright sabotaging.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012