Cubs get reasonable return for Dempster

July, 31, 2012
7/31/12
4:43
PM CT
Law By Keith Law
ESPNChicago.com
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Ryan Dempster could easily be worth two wins to Texas from now through the end of the season over what they would have gotten from the shattered remains of Roy Oswalt, which is being vacuumed off the Ballpark at Arlington mound as I write. That said, Dempster's been extremely lucky this season in several areas that are not actual skills, from a .245 batting average on balls in play to an extraordinarily high strand rate, and he's actually posting the worst ground ball rate of his career.

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