The New York Yankees have reportedly had “extended” talks with the Chicago White Sox involving marquee hurler, Jose Quintana.
While the hot stove has been on some ice, a fresh report has just heated it up again.
Quintana is the pitcher of every team’s dreams and going by the lack of stability in New York’s rotation, he may just be the missing link to a true contender.
The 27-year old southpaw is under team control through the 2020 season and is the only starter in the American League to toss 200 or more innings in each of the past four seasons.
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.
Robertson spent seven years in the Bronx and recorded 39 saves in the first year (2014) the Yankees didn’t have legendary closer Mariano Rivera manning the ninth inning.
“Houdini” could reasonably return in a deal if the rebuilding Chicago team eats a portion of his contract (two years, $25 million).
Just imagine what this deal would do for New York. They’ll have a legitimate number two man behind Masahiro Tanaka while further shortening the game if Robertson joins Tyler Clippard, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman.
It all depends on asking price, as it was reported that Cashman refuses to part with Gleyber Torres and it was reported a week ago that he declined White Sox offer for Quintana that included Luis Severino, Jorge Mateo and the organization’s top prospect Clint Frazier.
Stay tuned to ESNY as we bring you updates as these trade talks progress.