Jose Quintana comes back to the White Sox in these 3 trades
The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to be sellers at the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline. They are probably a little bit better than some people would have thought going into the season but they still need to be smart and have the future on their minds. The Chicago White Sox can take advantage.
Jose Quintana was once a player that threw on a Chicago White Sox uniform and pitched every fifth day. He was so good at it at one point that he was an American League All-Star. They then traded him to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease.
The White Sox clearly won that trade as Eloy is a great hitter when healthy and Cease is now the ace of the staff. The Cubs could certainly use both of them at this moment as they try to rebuild their team.
Now, imagine if all three of them were on the same team. That could become a reality if the White Sox do actually pursue their former All-Star pitcher. He isn’t what he once was but he is serviceable. These three trades might get it done:
The Chicago White Sox won’t pay much to get Jose Quintana from the Pirates.
The Chicago White Sox aren’t going to have to give up a whole lot in order to land Quintana if they wanted him. Micker Adolfo is an outfielder who could become something but he has never been given his opportunity with the White Sox.
As for Caleb Freeman, he is a right-handed pitcher that is currently listed as the number 20 prospect in the White Sox system. The Pirates are historically good at developing pitching so taking on an AA project like that might be something to consider for them.