The Chicago White Sox are in full-on sale mode. After already unloading a host of prominent players on their roster including Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, most felt it was just a matter of time before promising young pitcher Jose Quintana was next. The 27-year old finished with the best season of his career in 2016. He was named an American League All-Star with a 3.20 ERA, actually managing a 13-12 record.
Quintana is also considered a favorable option for teams because of his contract. Teams who deal for him would have two more seasons on his current deal for $7 million and $8.85 million respectively. It also holds club options for 2019 and 2020 at $10.5 million each. So it’s exactly the kind of contract a team can control long-term.
The issue at hand is figuring out who can create the package of young prospects it would take in order to land him. Thus far no team has managed to put one together. That may be about to change. (continue to next page from top)