Dempster did have the ability to veto the deal, but it's clear that he was happy with going to Texas. This sesaon he's 5-5 posting a 2.25 ERA in 16 starts this year. He's struck out 83 and walked 27, with hitters posting a batting average of .210. Dempster is making $14 million this year.
Apparently the Dodgers were one of Dempster's top choices but it just didn't work out, and he made it clear the Rangers and Yankees were also acceptable destinations. The Dodgers refused to include Allen Webster in the deal and that was that with negotiations with the Rangers.
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