New York Yankees turn down deal for Jose Quintana (Report)
Aug 4, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) pitches in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees have reportedly turned down a deal that would have brought Jose Quintana to the Bronx.

The New York Yankees recognize how dangerous selling the farm for a starter would be, and they have put their words into actions.

New York has reportedly turned down a deal that would have brought Jose Quintana — the only starter in the AL to toss 200 or more innings in each of the past four seasons — to the Yankees.

According to the source, the White Sox had asked for Luis Severino, Jorge Mateo and the organization’s top prospect Clint Frazier. And it makes sense for general manager Rick Hahn to seek this kind of return.

Before Chris Sale was shipped up to Boston for the highly touted Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech, he tried to pry  Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito from Washington.

The southpaw also fits the definition of an inning’s eater.

Since making his major league debut Quintana totaled 951 innings in five years and since 2013, only Corey KluberChris SaleR.A. Dickey and David Price have pitched in more innings than the newest name on the market.

When also considering the controllability Quintana packs (signed through 2020 with team options for ’19/’20 at $48.5 million), there’s no reason not to believe there will be a sizeable return for his services.

Not only is he the best option on the trade market, but there is little uncertainty about what he brings to the table — unlike New York’s youngsters who are competing for the final two spots in this year’s rotation.

Last season, Quintana went 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA while his 208 innings of work earned him an All-Star appearance and a tenth place finish in the AL CY-Young award voting.

Despite trustworthy innings at a cheap price and club control until 2021, however, the price in prospects have obviously steered the Yankees away — as it has in the past.



  1. I understand why Hahn would ask for so much considering the offseason that he had. Kind of reminds me of how Danny Ainge can’t make a decent trade after he made the Brooklyn deal because he asks for way to much or he will never give up enough. Most I would give up would be Severino, Gleyber Torres, and maybe a mid level prospect. I say save your assets, develop the kids, and be ready to spend in 18 and 19 and compete with the Sox in 2018.

    • i agree.. you always ask for the best in a trade that way you haggle down to the appropriate asking price.. this haul really wasn’t a outrageous request by Hahn.. but i’m proud of cashman for saying no.. he sees his center & left fielder of the future and a possible rotation piece being shipped away for a middle of the road, overrated starter

  2. woww i thought they were asking for torres after i saw the article header.. but severino, mateo, and frazier?? im proud of my yankees for turning this down.. they are showing patience and not blowing their load prematurely with these prospects.. well done cashman; for all the haters out there (and I was one of them) he is doing a great job… those contracts for ellsbury, headley, & the extensions on sabathia, arod have made me pissed at cashman.. but he has pretty much extinguished my ill feelings toward him by committing to the long term approach and not pissing away these prospects for overrated veterans (sale, quintana).

  3. If I were cash I would try to replace Frazier with 2 other prospects instead. Maybe add 2 of Domingo Acevedo/Albert Abreu/Dillion Tate/Dustin Fowler/Chance Adams to go along with Mateo and Severino