• Yankees reportedly interested in Dempster

    The new playoff format creates a new opportunity for additional teams to contend for a postseason berth, a fact thatís likely to reduce the number of clubs looking to sell off rental players at this yearís deadline. One team that wonít be helped by much of anything this season is the Cubs, and one player thatís almost guaranteed to be traded to a contender is starting pitcher Ryan Dempster. According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Yankees are one of the teams interested in acquiring Dempster.