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Report: Yankees, White Sox Among Teams Interested In Pirates’ Jose Quintana



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The MLB trade deadline is a week away and according to FanSided’s Robert Murray, Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jose Quintana is generating interest from the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, among others. Murray notes the Toronto Blue Jays are another team that could be in the mix.

Quintana is a logical trade candidate for a variety of reasons. For one, the 33-year-old left-hander is enjoying a nice bounce-back season with the Bucs. After battling injuries in 2021-21, Quintana has stayed healthy and been effective out of the Pirates’ rotation.

In 19 starts this year, Quintana is 3-5 with a 3.70/3.23 FIP in just shy of 100 innings. For the most part, the veteran southpaw has done a good job of limiting walks and home runs, and has picked up 85 strikeouts.

Another appealing factor in Quintana is the Pirates inked signed him to a one-year, $2-million contract in the offseason, making him an affordable acquisition for any team with interest.

The White Sox of course are very familiar with Quintana as he spent the first six seasons of his big league career pitching on the South Side of Chicago. The Yankees have a commanding lead in the American League East, but are looking to beef up the roster to hold off the Houston Astros for home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs.

After Tuesday’s loss to the Cubs, the Pirates sit in fourth place in the National League Central with a record of 40-58, meaning they will likely be sellers again this season.

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The Blue Jays just make too much sense for a Quintana trade. They need some rotation depth behind Manoah and Gausman. The Blue Jays farm system isn’t the greatest, but not the worst either. I’m sure they’re not going to part with Moreno or any of their other top prospects, but I’m sure there’s something to be had for the Buccos in that Jays System. Maybe a combination of the below for Quintana:

Otto Lopez (Utility player) Speedster who makes consistent contact. Can play middle infield or OF (although not the best of arms)
Bowden Francis (RHP) Has been called up briefly this yr. A 26 yr old who doesn’t have any one weapon, but is steady.

A combination of Otto Lopez and Brandon Francis enough to make a deal? Or do you think the Pirates could get more value?

Last edited 12 days ago by T.J.

I thought the Phillies as well (although I’m not a big fan of their farm system). One trade that I’m sure the Phillies would accept in a heartbeat would be:
Pirates Trade: Jose Quintana
Phillies Trade:
Hans Crouse (RHP) – Highly electric, though often injured (in fact he’s currently on 60 Day with bicep tendinitis). When he’s healthy and on, he’s highly entertaining on the mound because he’s very high energy and very “mercurial”. He as 4 legitimate Pitches: a FB that’s in the mid to upper 90s (with life) and a NASTY wipeout slider.
Donny Sands (C) – A late bloomer (he’s 26) but has come on offensively and defensively since 2021. Could be brought up to the Buccos immediately and give them the Pirates a current Starting Catcher and a solid back-up once Endy or Henry arrive.

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