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Cubs Sign Dempster to LTC

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He's been quite a bit better as a reliever, but still, wow:

Chicago Cubs closer Ryan Dempster agreed Saturday to a $15.5 million, three-year contract extension through the 2008 season.

And some Cubs fans would rather blame a goat or Steve Bartman for their team's misfortune.  That's a heck of a lot of money for a guy with a 1.43 WHIP, 49 walks in 92 innings, and a history of control problems.  Congrats Cubs fans!