After much speculation, Ryan Dempster was finally traded just moments before the trade deadline. In the end, he was sent to the Texas Rangers, and the Chicago Cubs received prospects Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks in exchange.
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Keith Law joined ESPN.com in June 2006 as the lead baseball analyst for Scouts Inc., covering the majors, minors and amateurs. He appears regularly across the ESPN family of networks, providing analysis on all baseball topics.
Before joining ESPN, Law spent 4½ years with the Toronto Blue Jays as a special assistant to the general manager, and was previously a writer for Baseball Prospectus. He graduated from Harvard College and holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.