Last evening I commented on the daily trade rumors surrounding Jose Quintana. Today MLBs’ HotStove did not disappoint, and talk about Quintana and is as hot as ever. Now it’s the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Huston Astros turn. After my original post on the Quintana rumor mill Sporting News published their spin:
For me, this paragraph sums up the article, and why they are called rumors:
Quintana, who is signed over the next four years at a decently affordable $35 million, went 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA and 181 strikeouts last season. Still just 27 years old, he is on the upswing of his career and would be a valuable addition for the Yankees in the competitive AL East.
Outfielder Clint Frazier or infielder Gleyber Torres are the Yankees’ top-ranked prospects. It would likely take one or both of them to snatch Quintana away from Chicago.
The question is whether or not they will be willing to meet the demand as the season draws near.
If the Yankees were crazy enough to make this trade, Fraizer and Torres for Quintana, the fans would go nuts, and Cashman would lose his job at some point in the season. The Yankees would not include these players for Chris Sale, so why now would they trade them?
Baseball HotStove with its rumors is one of the cool fun elements that separates for all the other major sports make baseball’s off-season and entertaining. But some of these rumor/news articles are real head-scratchers.
Next up Bill Mazeroski!
Reference Sporting News By Alex Brzezinsk Ominisport