The Chicago White Sox could trade for Joose Quintana to be their fifth starter.
The Chicago White Sox have more of a pitching dilemma than they would have thought going into the season. Michael Kopech opted out early in Summer Camp which left them without one of their top pitching prospects. He will be back in 2021 so that really isn’t a big deal as everyone respects his decision. Where it hurts is the fact that both Carlos Rodon and Reynaldo Lopez are out with injury which depletes a lot of the depth we thought they would have.
Gio Gonzalez has already replaced Reynaldo Lopez in the rotation and we are still waiting to see who will replace Carlos Rodon. They still, even after they figure it out, might be looking for another arm to add to their rotation. It would certainly be interesting if they considered trading for Jose Quintana of the Chicago Cubs.
The White Sox, obviously, had Jose Quintana for a good part of his career. They traded him to the Cubs back in 2017 for Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease, and two other prospects. It was a great trade for the White Sox and a not so great trade for the Cubs. Jimenez is one of the best power hitters in the league already and Cease has the stuff to be a great pitcher in the league.
Meanwhile, Quintana has been very average for the Cubs in his time there and now he is injured after hurting his hand washing dishes. He is going to eventually come back but with Alec Mills and Tyler Chatwood pitching so well, it is hard to see him deserving a guaranteed spot in their rotation. He would, however, fit nicely as a number five with the White Sox with all of these injuries that they have dealt with. These three packages might get a trade done: