Get over Delgado people, seriously its been 4 months now! We need pitching and Demp was having a great year for us before he was traded. Will he be that great again next year? Probably not, but why we wouldn't want a player who WANTS to play for a Cubs team that is clearly not going to be good the next couple of years. We need pitching, he's a quality pitcher. Marcum, Liriano, Villinueva are bigger risks, if you think we just sign them and they have breakout a breakout season like Maholm and we get a huge return.
Sign Demp without a NTC but with the promise of not trading him so you prevent other players from wanting a trade.