For one thing, Dempster may end up being the best pitcher on the market, with extensions for the Phillies' Cole Hamels and the Brewers' Zack Greinke reportedly coming. And even if those extensions don't get done, there is no guarantee that either will be offered up for sale.
But Dempster is certainly available, as the Cubs try and build for the future. As good as he is pitching right now, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have little use for a pitcher who is a free agent after the season and will be 36 next season.
Meanwhile, his recent performances have certainly increased his value to other teams. Saturday's performance has improved his scoreless streak to 33 innings, tied for the best ever by a Cubs pitcher....
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