Ryan Dempster continues to seek a three year deal this off-season. Multiple teams are said to have offered the 35-year-old deals of two years around $26 million.
The Boston Red Sox are the latest team to be rebuffed by Dempster who continues to ask for a three year deal worth at least $13 million annually. Kansas City was turned day recently as well.
There seems to be a sizable market for Dempster. As the Royals and Red Sox likely remain interested in the services of Dempster. The Milwaukee Brewers are said to have interest and while a reunion with the Chicago Cubs was deemed implausible, by Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago-Sun Times, stranger things have happened.
Dempster may see an increase in suitors after Zack Greinke signs. The signing of Greinke may make those who lost out on him potential suitors for Dempster. While a return to Texas seems like a stretch both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels could be a fit.
In 28 starts last season Dempster finished with a 12-8 record and a 3.38 ERA. Last season was the first time since 2008 that Dempster did not start at-least 31 games, prior to that he was used as a closer for the Cubs.