Chicago Cubs: The interesting tenure of Jose Quintana

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Chicago Cubs: How to put it all together

I guess the best way to evaluate Jose Quintana’s is to just look at the game logs. Numbers overall say slightly better than average, but the number of good/great outings cannot go unnoticed. It’s a few ugly-looking warts on a nice body of work. Go back to his 2017 tenure with the Cubs, 3.74 ERA, 3.25 FIP, 1.1 WHIP and 10.5 K/9, that alone was huge for the team.

Will Quintana ever find the level of consistency he had on the White Sox? Likely not, especially in this era of slugging, but his value has been a positive for the Cubs. He will probably never not be compared to Jimenez and Cease, even after he is long gone, but what matters is what he brings to the Cubs.

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So far Quintana has been one of the most efficient pitchers this second half. He is having his best run as a Cub since he first joined and the team will need him to keep it going if they want to sneak back into the postseason for a record fifth-straight season.