This waiting for the Ryan Dempster trade to happen is OUT OF CONTROL!
Or at least it's out of Theo Epstein's control since Dempster has the right to say no to a trade.
Here's what I can figure out:
Theo maybe worked out a trade with Atlanta that would have sent Dempster there for Randall Delgado, but Ryan maybe must have said something like, "I don't wanna go to the Braves, man! I have a house in Scottsdale where I like to stay with my family during Spring Training, and Atlanta trains in Florida!" so Theo probably was like "DAMMIT" if he cusses (I have no idea) and we all think Dempster wants to be in Los Angeles so he can be with old buddy Ted Lilly and do his spring training down the street in Glendale which would apparently be cool with Theo if the Dodgers would part with Zach Lee but of course the rumor is the Dodgers probably don't want to do that so Theo would maybe be happy with Allen Webster but we don't know if the Dodgers even actually offered him or if they'd part with him and probably there are all kindsa other names being tossed around and we're all in limbo.
It's OUT OF CONTROL!
And we all know how much Thoe covets control.
This must be why.