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From people I've spoken to with the Braves, there were two starting pitchers that they badly wanted -- Ryan Dempster and Zack Greinke. It wouldn't be surprising at all if Braves re-engaged the Cubs about the curious situation with Dempster before moving on to their third alternative, whoever that may be. The Braves believe Dempster has the stuff and the presence they need to hold onto the playoff spot that they let slip away down the stretch last season. Dempster's initial blocking of the trade can easily be explained away if he is willing to go there. This could move fast if Frank Wren is willing to take another shot.