The Chicago White Sox are lucky to have made the Jo1se Quintana trade they made with the Cubs in 2017. It seems even more apparent after yesterday’s news.
The Chicago White Sox are getting ready for a really good season, at least they hope. It is only going to be 60 games but anything is better than nothing at this point. Well, sometimes it is fun to remember how we got here. A bit of Chicago baseball news allowed us to do that on Thursday when news that former White Sox (and current Chicago Cubs) pitcher Jose Quintana was injured because of an incident with his thumb.
It was not a baseball-related injury, however. He injured his thumb because of an injury that occurred when he was washing some dishes. Yep, he was washing dishes. That is one of the craziest stories that have ever come out about a Major League Baseball players injury. Apparently, it was a bad enough injury that he required some surgery.
This is a tough blow for the Cubs because, despite Quintana not living up to the trade, he is still a big piece to their current rotation. Whoever replaces him for any time missed is more than likely going to be a downgrade for sure. It is really tough for them but to be honest, it isn’t really the White Sox problem anymore. He was a super nice guy and most fans adored him which makes it no fun to see him get hurt but the trade was so worth it.
Eloy Jimenez was just scratching the ceiling of his potential with his play in 2019 and 2020 could have been the year that he had monster totals. Well, they are only going to play 60 games so the totals mean nothing but he can play good enough to help the team win baseball games. He was the biggest piece in the trade for Quintana and he has lived up to all of the hype.
The White Sox win the trade just on Jimenez alone. With that said, if Dylan Cease turns out to be as good of a starter as we think he will, the White Sox can thank the Cubs forever. It isn’t fun watching a guy get hurt but man this trade really accelerated the White Sox rebuild.