The Red Sox are close to a deal with Ryan Dempster, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). Rosenthal reported yesterday that the Red Sox were in serious talks with Dempster. LSW Baseball represents the free agent right-hander.
He turned down a 2/$25M deal from them already so it sounds like they will either pay him a lot more than $25M or go up to 3 years.
If I was a Red Sox fan I would hope my team isn't dumb enough to sign a 35 year old pitcher who stunk it up in the AL last year to a 3 year deal. The Red Sox would be better off spending their money elsewhere.