View Full Version : Dumpster back to the Cubbies

11-18-2008, 02:03 PM

11:51am: Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times also says there's a four-year, $52MM agreement and Dempster will sign the deal today. I consider this an acceptable price. There's a health risk, but Dempster already had Tommy John surgery. He can probably maintain an ERA below 4.00.

11-18-2008, 02:03 PM
I hated Dempster when he was a Red. I only hope he is terrible once more.

11-18-2008, 03:00 PM
Dempster was hurt when he was with the Reds. The Cubs were smart to sign him, and pay him to rehab for an entire year. After a couple of seasons in the bullpen getting his arm in shape he was great last year in a starting role.

I don't know if he will be that good again, but I wouldn't expect a huge dropoff. He was pretty consitent month to month.

Jack Burton
11-18-2008, 05:56 PM
Career year, don't expect it again. He'll implode.

11-18-2008, 06:01 PM
Terrible idea to sign him for four years. I think the Cubs may be trying too hard.

11-18-2008, 06:05 PM
I know for a fact that Dempster grew up a Cubs fan. Good guy, decent pitcher, but why still call him Dumpster? I would take a few Dumpsters like that in Cincy to go with what we have.