The Chicago White Sox got this rebuild started in 2016 when they traded Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech. From there, we knew that everyone including Jose Quintana would be on the block.
About halfway through the following season in 2017, the White Sox traded Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease, and two other prospects. For obvious reasons, the White Sox dominated in that trade.
Quintana was okay with the Cubs for a while but he really fell off quickly while Eloy proved to be a really good power bat (when healthy) and Dylan Cease is the ace of their pitching staff now. He has bounced around a bit since leaving the Cubs but is now with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Since joining them in Pittsburgh, he has become a pretty good pitcher again. He somehow found the form that once made him a good pitcher with the White Sox. Now, it might be a good time to bring him back into the mix with his old team.
The Chicago White Sox would be very wise to consider a pitcher at the deadline.
It might not take all that much for the White Sox to get Quintana so they should strongly consider it. He would come in and be the fifth or even sixth starter depending on the health and play of their current staff.
With the way this team has gone in terms of injuries, you can never have too much help. If everyone is healthy, there could always be starters that can transfer to become good bullpen arms in the playoffs which is always very helpful.
So far in 2022 as a part of his resurgence with Pittsburgh, he has a 3.99 ERA with a 1.339 WHIP. They aren’t the All-Star level numbers like he once had with the White Sox but they are good enough to make him worth considering if the White Sox are looking to add someone to the back end of the rotation in case of an injury.
Of course, this would be a cheap way out for the White Sox which is something that a lot of people expect at this point. There are better pitchers out there but landing him on the cheap side would be better than nothing.