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Jose Quintana | Starting Pitcher | #62

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that "several teams" have upped their trade offers for Jose Quintana in the last week.
This has the feel of a White Sox leak that they hope results in actual improved offers from clubs. Regardless, the situation with Quintana does figure to come to a head soon with spring training not too far away. The Astros, Yankees and Pirates have been the three teams most often connected to Quintana, but Levine notes that there are others interested. For what it's worth, Levine says the "smart money" is on the left-hander being traded prior to spring training. Jan 15 - 3:38 PM
Source: CBS Chicago

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According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Astros continue to talk to the White Sox and remain one of the "most serious suitors" for Jose Quintana.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Wednesday that the Astros were among the teams still talking to the White Sox about the left-hander. The 27-year-old owns a career 3.41 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.4 K/9 and would slot in with Dallas Keuchel at the top of the Astros' starting rotation.
Jan 7 - 10:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Pirates and Astros remain in talks with the White Sox regarding a potential Jose Quintana trade.

The Yankees are also reportedly interested in Quintana, though Rosenthal relays that they appear to be a "longshot" at this point due to the White Sox asking price for the 27-year-old southpaw. Should nothing materialize to their liking in the near future, the Sox could hold off on moving Quintana until closer to the summer trade deadline.
Jan 4 - 5:44 PM

Bryan Hoch of writes that the Yankees continue to have dialogue with the White Sox about left-hander Jose Quintana.

The Yankees haven't been willing to meet the understandable high asking price for Quintana thus far, but Hoch notes that pitching is the priority as the club prepares for spring training. "I think we'll stay engaged in the marketplace, and over time, if we do match up favorably with anybody where we can get what we want and they get what they want, then yes, we'll try to pull something down," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on MLB Network. In addition to discussing Quintana, Hoch notes that the Yankees have shown at least some level of interest in free agent right-hander Jason Hammel. As of now, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, and CC Sabathia are the only pitchers who will go into spring training assured of rotation spots with New York.
Jan 4 - 3:39 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates are still trying to acquire Jose Quintana from the White Sox.

Pittsburgh just re-upped with free agent starter Ivan Nova on a three-year, $26 million deal, but that does not mean the club's Opening Day rotation is set for 2017. In fact, that Nova deal could make it easier for the Bucs to part with one of their young starting pitching prospects -- like Tyler Glasnow -- in a blockbuster trade that would bring in Quintana. And who wouldn't want Quintana? The left-hander registered a 3.20 ERA in 206 innings last season for the White Sox and is under contractual control through 2020 at some very team-friendly rates. He has reached the 200-inning plateau four years in a row with Chicago.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

According to Jerry Crasnick of, the Rangers have inquired on White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

Crasnick notes that the two clubs discussed Quintana before the August 1 trade deadline and that the White Sox wanted Jurickson Profar and "a lot more." It's unclear what the ask was beyond that, but Crasnick writes that it was too much for them then and that they likely aren't a serious suitor unless the price drops. Given Quintana's consistency and team-friendly contract, the White Sox probably won't have to settle.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:55:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Pirates have "worked hard" to make a trade for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

Nothing appears imminent, but Olney writes that Quintana is perfect for the club's budget. The southpaw is owed $14.35 million over the next two seasons, with a pair of $10.5 million club options for 2019 and 2020. While the contract is a bargain, it only enhances his trade value. The Pirates certainly have some interesting pieces, but it's unclear how far they'd be willing to go. Quintana, who turns 28 in January, posted a career-best 3.20 ERA over 32 starts this past season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 08:38:00 AM

Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the chances of the Yankees trading for Jose Quintana are "slim."

Curry notes that the Yankees have checked in with the White Sox about Quintana, just as they would for any controllable starter that might be available. However, he notes that the asking price for Quintana is understandably high and the Yankees plan to keep their best prospects. Things can always change, of course, but it appears the Bombers will set their sights a little lower when looking for rotation help.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network confirms the Yankees have shown interest in White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

And as Morosi notes, the Yankees have the kind of high-level prospects the White Sox are seeking as they execute a massive offseason rebuild. Quintana posted a stellar 3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 181 strikeouts across 208 innings this past summer with Chicago. And his team-friendly contract that runs through 2020 just increases the already-lofty trade value. Quintana has long been one of the most underrated starting pitchers in MLB. He won't come cheap.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the White Sox are "still listening to offers for Jose Quintana."

Heyman says the Astros are involved, but Peter Gammons of MLB Network shared last week that the White Sox were at least initially asking for top prospects Francis Martes, Kyle Tucker, and Joe Musgrove from Houston in exchange. That may be a little too rich, even for a guy like Quintana who registered a 3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 181 strikeouts across 208 innings this past season with Chicago. The 27-year-old left-hander is also on a very team-friendly contract that can run through 2020. He's due just $7 million in 2017 and $8.85 million in 2018.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:07:00 AM

According to Peter Gammons, the White Sox asked the Astros for Francis Martes, Kyle Tucker and Joe Musgrove in exchange for Jose Quintana.

With the return package that White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was able to secure from the Nationals in the Adam Eaton trade, it's no wonder that he's shooting for the moon in every possible deal. It seems likely though that he'll have to lower his demands as the offseason progresses if he indeed wishes to trade off Quintana and other veterans that he's looking to deal.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 01:06:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien relay that the Astros and Braves, respectively, feel the price for Jose Quintana is too high.

Braves general manager John Coppolella put it in blunt terms, saying, "Do we want a No. 1 starter, is Chris Sale a No. 1 starter? Yes. Do we want Jose Quintana? I don’t think Jose Quintana is Chris Sale." Fair enough, the Quintana does offer a very reliable arm (200 innings in four consecutive seasons, none with an ERA over 3.55). The 27-year-old southpaw will be under team control through the 2020 season. While the White Sox are almost certainly giddy over their haul of prospects received in the Chris Sale and Adam Eaton trades, they might have to drop their asking price on Quintana if they are going to move him.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:04:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Braves have interest in trading for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

Join the club. The Braves were also interested in Chris Sale, but they weren't willing to pay the high price the Red Sox ultimately did. Quintana is still going to fetch a tremendous return, but he should be more palatable for the Braves and others. We know that the Astros and perhaps the Nationals are among the other teams involved. Quintana is signed to a team-friendly deal that could keep him under club control through 2020.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 09:44:00 AM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the White Sox are already engaged in serious talks with several teams about left-hander Jose Quintana.

After moving their ace Chris Sale to the Red Sox on Tuesday, it's no surprise that they are seeing what is out there for one of the most underrated pitchers in the game. Nightengale names the Nationals and Astros among the interested clubs, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Washington is not interested in adding another starter. Either way, the White Sox shouldn't have a problem finding a match given the weak market for starting pitching.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:15:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals have expressed interest in White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

Washington failed to land Chris Sale despite an aggressive pursuit, and now the team is apparently looking back to the south side of Chicago. Quintana registered a 3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 181 strikeouts in 208 innings this summer for the White Sox and has topped the 200-inning plateau four years in a row. The 27-year-old southpaw ranks among the most underrated starting pitchers in the majors. He's also on a very team-friendly contract that can run through 2020.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:04:00 PM