ESPN Chicago reports that 10 teams have spoken with the Cubs about a possible trade for Ryan Dempster.
According to the report, interested parties include the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves. Detroit has also asked about Darwin Barney and Matt Garza. The right-handed Garza has drawn scouts from the Yankees, Blue Jays, Rangers, Tigers, Dodgers and Pirates. Cubs czar Theo Epstein has less flexibility with the Dempster market, as the veteran as 10-5 veto rights. Dempster has told Epstein he will waive them, as long as he goes to a situation in which he feels comfortable.