Chicago Cubs: Three Jose Quintana trade packages with the White Sox

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The Chicago Cubs might be in the market to trade Jose Quintana back to the Chicago White Sox.

The Chicago Cubs made a terrible trade back in 2017 when they sent Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease, and two other prospects to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Jose Quintana. It is one of the worst trades in the history of the Chicago Cubs because Jimenez is a superstar while Cease has the potential to be a stud pitcher. Meanwhile, Quintana has been very average and now he is injured because he doesn’t know how to wash dishes.

Well, there are rumors out there from reliable sources inside Major League Baseball that he might be on the block again. There is a word that a team that has depleted pitching depth because of injury might be looking to add him. One team that fits that profile is the previously mentioned Chicago White Sox. They could absolutely benefit by adding Jose Quintana back into the mix to be their number five guy.

The Cubs wanted Quintana in 2017 because he was coming off an all-star season and was a cost-controlled pitcher with term left on his contract. That is why they paid so much to acquire him from the White Sox as they were looking to repeat as World Series champions after going 108 years without one.

The Cubs aren’t going to be getting a “Jimenez/Cease like” return for Quintana this time around but a fair deal would be something in the short term to help them with their depth in a few key areas. These three trade packages might get it done between the Cubs and White Sox one more time: