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On Monday, the whole world thought Ryan Dempster was an Atlanta Brave.
Now, it's clear to just about everyone that he isn't.
A deal that would've sent Randall Delgado to Chicago and Dempster to the Braves was agreed on by both the Cubs and the Braves. However, Dempster didn't agree to the deal, even though everyone believed the Braves were second on his wish list.
The Braves have apparently moved on from failing to make the trade, and it's very unlikely that Dempster will become a Brave. Dempster has dominated this year, although some teams are concerned that he will be the pitcher with a career ERA hovering around four in the second half, instead of the one with the best ERA in baseball.
There aren't many other pitchers available, but the Braves will probably look for one. Jair Jurrjens continues to throw the ball right down the middle and hitters continue to pound him, and the Braves want to replace him. They could call up Delgado from the minors, or they could trade for another pitcher.
While another pitcher may be on his way to Atlanta, Ryan Dempster sure isn't.