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    Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    Ryan Dempster ruffled some feathers among Chicago Cubs fans with the way he withheld approval of a trade to Atlanta and ended up going to Texas, but the veteran pitcher made sure to show his appreciation on his way out of town.

    Dempster took out a full-page ad in Friday's Chicago Tribune sports section, with the headline, "Thank You Chicagoland."

    In the ad, Dempster -- who was roughed up by the Los Angeles Angels in his first Rangers outing Thursday -- thanks fans and extends "special thanks to the Ricketts family, the Chicago Cubs organization and my teammates -- past and present -- for their support over the years as a member of one of the greatest sports franchises in the world."

    Could Dempster someday return to the Cubs? In closing, he writes, "Chicago has always been my kind of town."
    Dempster thanks fans with full-page ad - chicagotribune.com



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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    always liked this guy, sad to see him go




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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    Love that guy. Class act.



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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    They are destroying Dempster on 670 The Score. He effed the Cubs over when he didn't take the Atlanta trade. The Cubs got pretty much zero value for him. If he really wanted to thank the Cubs and their fans, he would be in Atlanta right now.


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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    The Cubs should have just kept him.



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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    He was like, the only thing going for the cubs.


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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    They are destroying Dempster on 670 The Score. He effed the Cubs over when he didn't take the Atlanta trade. The Cubs got pretty much zero value for him. If he really wanted to thank the Cubs and their fans, he would be in Atlanta right now.
    The Score represents the jerk-off cub fanbase pretty well.

    Yeah, Dempster should've decided what team to go to based on what would benefit the cubs most, not make a decision that was best for himself.

    Meanwhile, they demanded one of the Dodgers 2 best prospects in order to approve a trade. Yet basically gave him away to the Rangers when the Dodgers wouldn't budge.

    Losers.



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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    I think Demp will be back as a Cub.

    Those fans that say Dempster screwed us over need to stop. He has been a great clubhouse guy and preformed on the field as well. He needed to do whats best for him and he saw his best chance at a championship in Texas. You can't be mad at him for that.

    We got some prospects in return, sure they may not have been as highly rated as the Brave's returns were, but who knows? Maybe these two will be better.

    Always loved Demp and will always cheer for him. Like I said, I think he will be a Cub before he is done.



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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    They are destroying Dempster on 670 The Score. He effed the Cubs over when he didn't take the Atlanta trade. The Cubs got pretty much zero value for him. If he really wanted to thank the Cubs and their fans, he would be in Atlanta right now.
    Seriously, who wants to live in Atlanta?


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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    somehow.... maybe biggest fanbase to wins ratio ever.


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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    Sorry:

    Demp is great I love him and the cubs are the best franchise in the world.

    Better?


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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    He made the decision that was best for him, which is what a player in his position should do.


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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    The Score represents the jerk-off cub fanbase pretty well.

    Yeah, Dempster should've decided what team to go to based on what would benefit the cubs most, not make a decision that was best for himself.

    Meanwhile, they demanded one of the Dodgers 2 best prospects in order to approve a trade. Yet basically gave him away to the Rangers when the Dodgers wouldn't budge.

    Losers.
    I'm a little confused here. You said that Dempster was in his rights to refuse to be traded somewhere he didn't want to go.

    Then you faulted the organization because they didn't get a good enough deal for him. That cleverly ignores the facts in the case, which happen to be:

    1. they had an effing amazing deal with the Braves, which just happened to be on the list of teams that Dempster told the club was on his list of teams to which he would accept a trade.
    2. Dempster claims he was blindsided by the press release about the deal, even though Theo Epstein claims he had been telling Dempster to expect a deal for several days before it happened.
    3. Once Dempster blew up the deal, the Cubs had zero leverage with any other ballclub to get a good deal.

    How did Dempster not eff over the Cubs again?


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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    The Score represents the jerk-off cub fanbase pretty well.

    Yeah, Dempster should've decided what team to go to based on what would benefit the cubs most, not make a decision that was best for himself.

    Meanwhile, they demanded one of the Dodgers 2 best prospects in order to approve a trade. Yet basically gave him away to the Rangers when the Dodgers wouldn't budge.

    Losers.
    You realize what Dempster said two months ago, right? If he wouldn't of said that he wants to do what's best for the organization then nobody would be mad at him this year.

    The fact is Dempster told Theo and Jed that Atlanta was a place he'd go to and then when he was traded there, he backed out. That's his right but the fans also have the right to be ****** off at him. He wasted the FO's time trying to find a trade that Dempster himself said was acceptable. That's why fans are ****** off at him and they have every right to be.

    Oh and one of the prospects the Cubs got back from the Rangers in the trade we "basically gave him away to the Rangers" hit two home runs last night.



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    Re: Dempster Ad Thanks Cubs, Fans

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    I'm a little confused here. You said that Dempster was in his rights to refuse to be traded somewhere he didn't want to go.

    Then you faulted the organization because they didn't get a good enough deal for him. That cleverly ignores the facts in the case, which happen to be:

    1. they had an effing amazing deal with the Braves, which just happened to be on the list of teams that Dempster told the club was on his list of teams to which he would accept a trade.
    2. Dempster claims he was blindsided by the press release about the deal, even though Theo Epstein claims he had been telling Dempster to expect a deal for several days before it happened.
    3. Once Dempster blew up the deal, the Cubs had zero leverage with any other ballclub to get a good deal.

    How did Dempster not eff over the Cubs again?
    Thats actually not how it happened at all, in fact both Dempster and the Cubs handled the situation with alot of class.

    The Cubs made the trade with Atlants, Dempster didnt turn it down, he just said, "not yet" not until he knew a trade with the Dodgers was completely out. So, the Cubs let Dempster listen in on the conversations so he could realize that the Dodgers offers were completely rediculous. Meanwhile, the Braves decided they couldn't wait any longer and made the trade for Maholm. The Cubs still tried hard to get Depster to LA and when that fell through, they went with the Rangers offer.

    Dempster has more than earned the right to exercise his 10-5 rights, that's why they exist.

    Like I said, both sides handled the whole thing with alot of class... Cubs fans should be more upset with Soriano who declined a deal to the Pirates for Marte and Hughes.



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