Chicago Cubs: Looking at trade partners for Jose Quintana

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Chicago Cubs: Twins could be a natural fit

The Twins have a whole lot of work to do in the rotation. The Yankees exposed their lack of starting depth in the ALDS, and now Jake Odorizzi, Michael Pineda, Kyle Gibson and Martin Perez are all free agents.

Minnesota will target a few of the big names on the free agent market (likely Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler and Hyun-Jin Ryu), but they could use an innings-eater like Quintana, who would also benefit from pitching at Target Field.

The Twins are also desperate to establish continuity as winners in the American League, and they have a nice talent pool in the farm system.

Chicago could pursue right-hander Jordan Balazovic or even try to sell high and acquire Brusdar Graterol, who made his debut for the Twins last season.