Reported Twins trade target Quintana dealt to Cubs

Reported Twins trade target Quintana dealt to Cubs

Reported Twins trade target Quintana dealt to Cubs

After Chris Sale and Adam Eaton got traded last December, a lot of people had speculated that it would only be a matter of time before the Chicago White Sox move José Quintana as well.

Quintana has already made one start against the Orioles this season.

Whether the Cubs gave up more than fans would have liked is of very little concern to Epstein, who indicated there is a reason they gave up only prospects in the deal.

This trade also affects the value of other top pitchers available via trade. "We did. We own that".

"We knew what we needed to do to maximize that window". Going into the All-Star Break, the Cubs find themselves with a below.500 record and 5.5 games out of first place in the NL Central. While Theo & Co. finally have what they've been seeking for a couple of years. Can Quintana be the piece that puts them over the hump?

The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox sprang an all-Chicago blockbuster trade on an unsuspecting baseball world Thursday morning as the White Sox sent top starter Jose Quintana to the Cubs for a package of prospects including prized minor-league outfielder Eloy Jimenez.

He's a 28-year-old lefty with a career 3.41 ERA entering this season. Who cares? It made sense, so they made the deal. Hahn said he was direct that the deal had to begin with Jimenez and Cease. Join the Reviewing the Brew team! After an under performed first, Arrieta will hope to start high the second half. And the starting rotation has been shaky, with a 4.66 ERA that ranks 17th in the majors. In his previous 17 outings, he possesses a career record of 5-6 with a 4.51 ERA.

"I said one day I want to be here", said Quintana, who will make his Cubs debut Sunday against the Orioles at Camden Yards. "I think they're all professionals". Adding on, he will now be in a division where he will be in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh while if the wind blows out in Wrigley, he may miss being back on the Southside (where he may pitch in 11-12 days, pending on the scheduled rotation). He's a valuable arm and he's affordable, and those don't come cheap on the trade market.

Epstein initially thought the chances of trading for Quintana were slim. But the Quintana deal is a mess.

Based on the return for Quintana, the Twins might have to give up a top prospect in order to acquire a pitcher like Straily or Gray.

We say good bye to a unreal teammate and will be missed in the club house. "Once he left, me and Carlos talked and said we've got to do something". I think we've made potentially a tremendously impactful worldwide signing in Luis Robert. "We are buying into this process, and you know (there are) going to be a few situations". "I don't have an answer for that yet".

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