The Chicago White Sox have dealt left-hander Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for four players: outfielder Eloy Jimenez, right-hander Dylan Cease, first baseman Matt Rose, and infielder Bryant Flete.
“It is always extremely difficult to trade a person and player like Jose Quintana,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. “But difficult as it was, this deal moves us closer to our goal of building a team capable of contending for multiple championships over an extended period of time.”
This trade clearly shows how serious the Cubs are in their quest for a second consecutive World Series title.
Jose Quintana has been one of the most dependable starters in baseball since his 2012 debut. He has a 50-54 record with a 3.51 ERA across 172 appearances, 169 of which have been starts.