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So Ryan Dempster has been traded to the Braves

As per Trade Rumors.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/07/braves-acquire-ryan-dempster.html

Reactions? Mine are:

1. Well, at least he's out of the division, though its not like the Pirates or Reds were looking for starting pitching so I can't say I'm surprised.

2. OH MY GOD THAT'S EXPENSIVE. I know Delgado's having a bit of a rough year, but he's 22, has an elite pedigree, and right now, today, a serviceable back-end starter. Apparently they're balancing the salaries so the Cubs are paying the rest of Dempster's salary this year, but even still, the Braves are giving up 5-6 years of Randall Delgado for like 15 starts from Ryan Dempster.

Its not quite as bad as if the Cardinals traded Lance Lynn for a rental (though I think you could make the case that it is comparable, given that Delgado is younger and potentially has more upside), but its way worse than if they had traded Joe Kelly for one, and I certainly don't advocate for moving Kelly for a temporary piece like Dempster.

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