2. Chicago Cubs
Cubs fans have been salivating in anticipation of another poor season from the White Sox. It’s not necessarily because of the crosstown rivalry, it’s because they want what the White Sox have: quality starting pitching. The Cubs would certainly be a much better team with a starting rotation that included Sale or Quintana.
The White Sox would certainly benefit from some of the young and exciting offensive players the Cubs currently have. Could a crosstown trade work between both teams? Most likely not due to the fact whichever team gets the short end of the stick in the trade, will have to hear about from their fans for a very long time. However, a trade involving Quintana going to the Cubs could make sense. The White Sox need offense, which the Cubs have, and the Northsiders need pitching which the pale hose have. It would be a tough pill to swallow for White Sox fans to see Quintana not only succeed with the Cubs, but get consistent run support.