So -- does Dempster "get it"? Was last year the "real Dempster", or was it a fluke, with 2005 being more what we can expect?
Does he wind up in a setup role later in the year, with Kerry Wood moving in as closer? Or, does Wood pitch well enough to close and Dempster wind up being traded?
I say he returns to near his 2005 level and keeps the closer job. Note the different categories for relief pitchers.
This page shows Dempster's total stats as a relief pitcher in 2005 (from baseball-reference.com)