The Chicago Cubs opened up the trade season by acquiring Jose Quintana from the White Sox for a four-player package. They gave up Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease, but they filled one of their biggest needs.
The Chicago Cubs needed pitching. Everyone knew that. I didn’t think they would go and get a top-tier pitcher, but I thought they would surely make a move for someone. To my surprise, the Cubs acquired Jose Quintana for a four player package. The Cubs parted with their top prospect in Eloy Jimenez, as well as one of their top pitching prospects in Dylan Cease. Will the move be worth it? We’re going to find out soon enough.
Before the trade, several players from the National League’s top teams weren’t counting out the Cubs in the second half. Now with the addition of Quintana, some of those opinions might be in favor of the Cubs even more. We hear from some of the top players at the All-Star game about the Cubs chances in the second half including Bryce Harper, Justin Turner and Clayton Kershaw.
We decided to look back at some of the former Cubs and where their path has now taken them. In our first edition, it wasn’t that hard to track these guys down. Three of them ended up in Kansas City, as Jason Hammel, Travis Wood and Jorge Soler are now part of the Kansas City Royals.
These and other stories you may have missed:
‘Cubs acquire Quintana from Sox for four-player package‘ – Cubbies Crib
‘Maybe not the favorite, but not out of it’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Epstein surprises most with Quintana deal’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Where are they now?’ – Cubbies Crib
Cubs get the arm, Sox build the farm’ – MLB.com