Ryan Dempster to the Yankees seems like it could be gaining steam and the biggest hurdle involved might be his no trade rights as a 10-5 player especially since he’s already nixed one deal this offseason.
However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that Dempster has already told the Cubs that he would agree to a trade to the Yankees.
Joel Sherman of the NY Post points out that it would be hard to get a deal done as there is only about 90 minutes until the trade deadline. That’s important considering the fact that there would most likely be money involved in a trade for Dempster the league would have to approve the deal before the 4:00 pm deadline.
One thing that makes this trade more interesting is former Yankee Alfonso Soriano. The Cubs have tried to include him in deals in the past and may end up doing so again. Soriano is owed $18 million a year through 2014 which is when the Yankees want to get payroll down to $189 million. So if he’s involved it will be interesting to see who pays whose salary and just how much in prospects the Yankees will have to spend.