White Sox: Who Else Can They Deal this Offseason?

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Apr 4, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson (30) celebrates with third baseman Todd Frazier (21) and first baseman Jose Abreu (79) after the win against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. The White Sox defeated the Athletics 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson (30) celebrates with third baseman Todd Frazier (21) and first baseman Jose Abreu (79) after the win against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. The White Sox defeated the Athletics 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jose Quintana

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Sep 7, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

Quintana has been involved in trade talks for weeks. There has been a great deal of debate on whether or not the White Sox should hold on to the 27-year-old left hander because of the season he had in 2016. Although he has been a very solid number two starter during his career with the White Sox, Quintana has had a less than ideal time in Chicago.

He has been overshadowed by his now-former teammate Sale and with good reason. Sale has not only been one of the best pitchers in the American League for years now, but also one of the best pitchers in White Sox history.

Quintana has also had a major problem with his team’s offense, or lack thereof. Since 2012, he has either led or had the second most no decisions on the team. His 17 no decisions in 2013 was an MLB record. Since 2013, he has been ranked in MLB’s top 10 in lowest run support average per game.

Regardless, Quintana has put up decent numbers through some rough years pitching at home. This past season was Quintana’s best season without question. He had a career high in innings pitched, strikeouts, wins, WHIP and ERA.

He made it onto his first All-Star team and there’s no telling how high his ceiling is. That’s where the debate takes an interesting turn. His value is very high at the moment but his value could increase with another season like 2016.

Whether the White Sox decide to keep him or not, Quintana probably has the highest value of the remaining available players on the team.

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