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Jose quintana deal a windy city win for both cubs and white sox

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lihongtaolucky el 14-07-2017 a las 05:50:15

The oft-suggested notion Buster Skrine Authentic Jersey that the White Sox and Cubs won’t do a high-profile trade together has, on its surface, always been absurd. There are only 29 potential trade partners around, and if a deal helps your team, who cares if it also helps your in-market competitor? Anyway, the two Chicago franchises set that theory on its ear Thursday with an out-of-nowhere trade: The White Sox sent lefty starter http://www.jetsshopnfl.com/buster-skrine-jersey_c-451.htmlJose Quintana to the Cubs in exchange for another impressive prospect haul for ChiSox GM Rick Hahn, including outfielder Eloy Jimenez (the No. 5 overall prospect per ESPN's Keith Law) plus pitcher Dylan Cease and infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete. According to ESPN Stats & Information, this is the first all-Chicago trade since November 2006, when the White Sox sent Neal Cotts to the Cubs for David Aardsma and Carlos Vasquez. But it’s the highest-profile deal between the teams since the White Sox sent a young Sammy Sosa and pitcher Ken Patterson to the Cubs for George Bell in 1992. The Cubs’ need for starting pitching help has been well-chronicled. The defending champs rank No. 26 in starting pitcher WAR at the break and have the worst first-inning ERA of any staff. (Quintana’s first-inning ERA of 5.00 won't help in that regard if it continues.) The Cubs limped into the break at two games under .500, and they trail the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers by a season-high 5.5 games, so clearly there was an urgency to get a jump on what is expected Authentic Donovan Smith Womens Jersey to be a slow-developing trade deadline season. Quintana, 28, has been one of the most durable and consistent starters in baseball over the past four years, posting a 3.35 ERA from 2013 to 2016 while averaging 204 innings per season. He has recovered from a slow start and likely slots between Jake Arrieta and John Lackey in the Cubs’ revamped rotation, which should line up something like this: Jon Lester, Arrieta, Quintana, Lackey and Kyle Hendricks, who is expected to return from the DL shortly after the break. The addition of Quintana will allow the Cubs to shift Mike Montgomery back to the long-relief and occasional No. 6 role he had been slated for. As strong as Quintana’s performance has been, his http://www.tampabaybuccaneersauthorizedstore.com/donovan-smith-jersey-elite contract was another key aspect of the deal. The Cubs will have team control over his contract beyond this season, which served to drive up his trade value for the White Sox. Quintana will earn just $6 million this season, $8.4 million in 2018 and $10.5 million in both 2019 and 2020, and during those last two seasons, the Cubs will hold a $1 million buyout option, per ESPN Stats & Info. Having that kind of consistent production at such a low fixed price point is invaluable for the Cubs’ front office, which will need to lock up some of its younger in-house talent over the next few years, while also possibly getting involved in the promising free-agent market of 2018 that is expected to include Bryce Harper, among others. Losing Dorial Green-Beckham Jersey Jimenez is a blow for the Cubs and president Theo Epstein, but the organization already has a young outfield at the big league level: Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ, Albert Almora and Jason Heyward. And, again, there is always the free-agent marketplace. The White Sox hit the reset button at the winter meetings in December, ostensibly embarking on the organization’s first full-blown rebuild in eons. Hahn dazzled the industry at the start of that process. First, he landed top prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech, plus outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe and pitcher Victor Diaz, from the Red Sox in exchange for ace lefty Chris Sale. Then Hahn followed up strong, sending center fielder Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals for pitching prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning. In doing so, Hahn laid the groundwork for Thursday’s deal, if only by establishing the kind of return he’d require for his biggest remaining trade chip in Quintana. The White Sox shot up the prospect rankings after the winter deals, but the reset project seemed http://www.philadelphiaeaglesauthorizedstore.com/dorial-green-beckham-jersey-elite stuck in limbo, and only a Quintana-themed blockbuster would complete the picture. And indeed it has, though it took eight months to happen. Waiting carried risk for Hahn, and we all knew it: What if Quintana got hurt or simply floundered? At the beginning of the season, it appeared the latter may be true. Quintana stumbled out of the gate. Through the end of May, he was just 2-7 with a 5.60 ERA. Nevertheless, even then, the whispers were that his trade value had not really been impacted by the short-term struggles. Still, it can’t have hurt that since the beginning of June, Quintana has gone 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA over seven starts. Thursday’s deal made clear what the industry suspected: Quintana’s value was very much intact.

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