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Braves Interested in Cubs’ Dempster and Garza


Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster has drawn a lot of interest from teams as the MLB Trade Deadline approaches with his 2.11 ERA. Photo by: Joselito Tagarao / Flickr

BY JOHN MCCULLOUGH, Feedcrossing.com syndication 

With the recent loss of Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves‘ rotation is currently a question mark.

The Braves are rumored to be interested in Chicago Cubs‘ starters Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. Garza earns $9.5MM this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this offseason. He currently has a 4.07 ERA, but he is still only 28 years old and has a 3.85 career ERA.

Dempster is 35 years old and has a 2.11 ERA this season. He is in the final year of a four-year contract with the Cubs. He has a career 4.33 ERA.

The Braves’ starting rotation currently has the fourth-worst ERA in the National League. Those numbers include Beachy, who was the major league leader in earned run average. Tommy Hanson is the only pitcher with above average numbers at the moment. Tim Hudson has had an up-and-down season thus far and will likely be pitching with ankle soreness for the remainder of the year. (more…)

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