CHICAGO -- Ryan Dempster's final hour as a Chicago Cub was spent in the team's front-office building on Clark Street, where he watched himself on the MLB Network as his bosses tried desperately to trade him to one of a select few teams.
"It was actually funny," Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said. "At one point he was in my office literally. I was like, 'Let's find a different office.' It was going to be a little bit awkward if he's sitting on the couch watching my TV while I take phone calls, but I sort of found him an office that was open. As long as it had a TV, he was good to go."