Ryan Dempster has rejected a two year/$25M contract offer from the Boston Red Sox and a two year/$26M offer from the Kansas City Royals, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com and SI’s FanNation.com The veteran righty is apparently seeking a three year deal.
Dempster split the 2012 season with the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers. He was traded by the Cubs at the trade deadline for prospects Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks after nine seasons in
It will be interesting to see if he does find a three year deal this off-season. He will be 36 years old in May and his mixed results last season may be cause for concern. However, with the high salary expectations for Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez, Dempster could certainly be one the better values this off-season, even at three years.