Reported Twins trade target Quintana dealt to Cubs

Rufina Vignone
Luglio 16, 2017

"However, the Cubs beat us to the punch in getting him done for $1.5 (million signing bonus) when they took him in the sixth round". "We did. We own that".

"We knew what we needed to do to maximize that window". After winning the World Series in 2016, Chicago is 43-45 and languishing in second place in the weak NL Central, 5.5 games behind the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers.

Jose Quintana packed up his locker and played catch with Derek Holland, Carlos Rodon and Tommy Kahnle one more time.

The Cubs and White Sox pulled off a blockbuster deal with the White Sox sending lefty Jose Quintana to their crosstown rivals for Cubs top hitting prospect Eloy Jimenez as well as top pitching prospect Dylan Cease.

This year, though, he is just 4-8 with a 4.49 ERA in 18 starts, although he has struck out 109 in 104 1/3 innings.

The Cubs won the World Series with Chapman closing in 2016, so they can be forgiven for splurging and giving up a guy who now ranks as Baseball America's No. 3 prospect. For the White Sox, this signals that the franchise is fully diving into its rebuilding phase.

"We do feel we are closer in achieving our long-term goals today than we were yesterday", Hahn said. "He certainly never complained, never threw his arms up in the air, never rolled his eyes, never expressed any displeasure with his teammates". Jimenez is the key piece for the White Sox. But the deal makes sense given each other's needs. Join the Reviewing the Brew team! They are batting.230 with runners in scoring position - 27th in the majors. The starters' ERA on the big club is 4.66. Jake Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young Award victor, has been inconsistent.

Quintana will make his debut for the Cubs on Sunday. Hahn told Epstein at that point any trade would have to involve Jimenez and Cease. Teams now have the ability to ask for similar deals, due to a slim market for quality starting pitchers. As long at Hendricks throws well in his return, Quintana's arrival probably means Lackey is out of the playoff equation, should the Cubs get there.

White Sox pitchers Derek Holland and Carlos Rodon posted a hysterical tribute to Quintana with a clubhouse video set to the tune of Boyz II Men's It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.

Rather than load up on quality pitching prospects, as the Cardinals did, the Cubs stacked young hitter on top of young hitter. The White Sox were led by Avisail Garcia, who had two hits and scored both runs. As it stands, the worst that could happen is that he could stick as a late inning reliever.

Some think the Cubs defense may bail him out some more as the White Sox defense is atrocious at best. I think we've made potentially a tremendously impactful global signing in Luis Robert. But, if we're going to be playing the devil's advocate, here are some of the issues the Cubs have had so far. "I don't have an answer for that yet".

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