Perhaps I’m still bitter at Ryan Dempster for urinating down his leg in the ’08 playoff opener. Or, maybe I’m just sick of Dempster’s ridiculous suits and all of the silliness of the Cubs’ costume parties while they’re getting raped by the Cards. Whatever the case might be, I’ve had enough of Cubs players refusing to accept trades that can help the team that’s put a ton of money in their bank accounts.
It happened with the insanely lazy Aramis Ramirez, and now it’s happening with Dempster. I understand that “Demp” has the right to block any trade because of his 10-and-5 rights, but don’t you think Theo, Jed & CO. have talked to him about a list of teams that he’s willing to go to? I mean, what would be the point of getting into serious talks with the Braves about 22-year-old starter Randall Delgado if they weren’t on Dempster’s preferred list?
What Dempster probably did was give the Cubs a list of teams that started with the Dodgers as his 1,2 & 3 options, and then the Braves were a distant 4th. Give me a break. If you want L.A. so you can have sleepovers with Ted Lilly, just have the balls to say that. Don’t bullshit the public and your bosses about taking your time and looking at your options.
This isn’t free agency, “Demp.” You gave the Cubs a list, and they found a suitor that wanted to deal. You, however, are acting like a spoiled child who got an X Box 360 instead of a PS3 for Christmas. And I hate to break it to you, but you aren’t a 26-year-old ace that pumps 96, has a curve that falls off the table & is awaiting a $100 million contract this winter. You should be itching to play for a contender. Seriously, who is this guy, Dwight Howard?
I know I shouldn’t call out a guy with a 33- innings scoreless streak on his resume, but this is a joke. Why would he leave? Why go to Atlanta with a chance to compete for a spot in the playoffs when he can stay in comfy Wrigley and play dress up with Matt Garza and the rest of the Halloween crew? Excuse me while I vomit all over myself.
If it works out where the Cubs can ship this ass clown with Garza to the Dodgers for a couple of top prospects like Zach Lee, fine. The only thing Cubs fans care about is re-stocking a farm system that desperately needs arms. So there’s still hope that Theo, Jed & CO. can turn Garza and “Demp” into something that can be here when this team is ready to contend in ’14 & beyond, but this has been a circus. Dempster has the right to act like a entitled douchebag, but it doesn’t make it right. But thank you for this drama anyway, Demp. I now have a reason to completely forget everything you’ve done in a Cubs uniform. It’s been real.