White Sox: Jose Quintana Worthy of High Trade Asking Price

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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
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 /
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White Sox All-Star pitcher Jose Quintana worthy of high asking price in a trade. Team friendly contract puts pitcher in elite class.

The Chicago White Sox have reportedly demanded a high asking price for Jose Quintana throughout this offseason. With Spring Training rapidly approaching, the White Sox are still in no rush to trade the All-Star pitcher.

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Although Quintana doesn’t have stats similar to former teammate Chris Sale, he’s still worthy of a high asking price. Quintana has been one of the more reliable pitchers in MLB for the past three seasons, despite his win-loss record.

Quintana reached his first All-Star game last season, and recorded double-digit victories for the first time. With the loss of Sale, Quintana stands alone as the teams ace. However, he could become an ace for another team soon.

The Houston Astros reportedly remain interested in acquiring Quintana, and Rick Hahn shouldn’t settle in any trade for the All-Star. With a very team-friendly contract, Quintana is a valuable commodity currently on the trade market.

The White Sox could very well hold onto Quintana for the first half of the season in the hopes he adds more trade value. If Hahn is unable to get a satisfactory return for Quintana before Spring Training, he doesn’t need to trade the native Colombian.

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If the White Sox aren’t able to trade Quintana before the season begins, it won’t be the worst thing to happen to this franchise. Quintana has proven to be a solid pitcher over his career, and he could very well net the White Sox an even bigger return by the trading deadline. The White Sox still have the advantage over other teams with Quintana. Its up to the front office to get a good return in exchange for Quintana.

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