Tigers-Cubs trade unlikely after Chicago adds Jose Quintana to rotation

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Tigers-Cubs trade unlikely after Chicago adds Jose Quintana to rotation

As the season slips away from them, the Chicago White Sox have capitalized on the opportunity to add more talent to their farm system by trading All-Star Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs.

In the deal, the Cubs sent star outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez, top-100 pitching prospect Dylan Cease and infield prospects Matt Rose and Bryant Flete to the White Sox. Last season, Quintana was 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 181 strikeouts in 208 innings. He is signed through 2018 with club options for 2019 and 2020.

After dominating the National League last season on the way to a World Series title, the Cubs enter the second half this season at 43-45 and 5.5 games behind Milwaukee in the Central Division. The Cubs traded former AL MVP George Bell to the White Sox for Sammy Sosa and Ken Patterson. He is making $6 million in 2017 and will make $8.35 next season. According to Baseball America's midseason rankings, OF Eloy Jimenez is now the No. 5 prospect in baseball.

After that, the video takes on a amusing mood as the pitchers offer to give away some of Quintana's White Sox gear that he'll no longer need. He did go 2-1 in the month of June with a 1.78 ERA while holding opponents to a.194/.275/.287 line, so it's not as if he has come apart completely.

The 22-year old Rose was an 11th-round pick by the Cubs in the 2015 MLB Draft, and is hitting.227/.281/.481 with 14 homers in high-A this season.

Rumblings about a trade between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs have been swirling around the baseball world the last several weeks, with names like Justin Verlander, Michael Fulmer and Daniel Norris popping up on the rumor mill. All four Cubs prospects were with the Cubs' Class A affiliate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which indicates the White Sox valued long-term upside over an immediate impact at the big league level. Sharing a major market, the White Sox and Cubs hadn't made a deal with one another in over a decade. He was the Midwest League's Most Valuable Player in 2016. He's had injury hurdles to clear in the past, including elbow ligament replacement surgery.

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