Cubs’ and the three reasons they need to keep Jose Quintana

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As previously mentioned, it seems unlikely the Cubs will re-sign Quintana. Or at least, it seemed that way before the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Quintana will be 32 in January, but he might well have commanded a multi-year deal at a decent annual average had the game’s economics not been shaken by the pandemic, particularly given the market for starting pitchers in the last few years.

Instead, the Cubs could find themselves faced with an opportunity. If Quintana cannot find a team willing to offer him a long-term deal, he might opt for a relatively cheap, one-year pact to return to Chicago.

Yes, Quintana’s tenure with the team has been underwhelming, especially considering how much they gave up for him back in 2017.

However, if he is willing to take a one-year deal, there is little downside to bringing Quintana back into the fold for one more spin.

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Quintana can still help the team win this year and, if they play their cards right, he might be able to help them again in 2021.