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Dempster Spells Smoltz

By bullpenbrian at 09.15.2009 Leave a comment.

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Ryan Dempster is no John Smoltz.

The two hurlers, however, do share a common bond.

They’ve both successfully managed at least three-straight 20-save seasons followed by consecutive 10-win campaigns.

From ‘02-‘04 Smoltz recorded 144 saves for Atlanta before switching back to the rotation to post three-straight seasons of at least 14 victories or more.

Dempster, on the other hand, logged 85 saves over three seasons before changing back to the rotation for 17-wins last year and 10-wins (and counting) this season.

Yet, despite the Cubs’ need for a closer, Dempster is a guy you keep in the rotation.

And even if Dempster was on par with Smoltz’s talent it wouldn’t much matter this year anyway…the Cubs can’t score!

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