The Price For Quintana Was Not Worth It — Milwaukee Brewers

The Price For Quintana Was Not Worth It — Milwaukee Brewers”

While it's true the Cardinals hold their prospects in high regard, it's also true many of their prospects, such as catcher Carson Kelly, may be more important to the team's future success than a single player may be to its 2017 success. Jimenez was ranked the No. 5 best prospect in all of baseball while Cease was the Cubs best pitching prospect. "It kind of underscores the urgency of taking advantage of seeing these guys while they're here". Heyward is under contract for seven more years.

Jimenez is batting.271 with eight homers and 32 RBIs at High-A Myrtle Beach. Last year's world-championship club featured a starting staff with an ERA of 2.99. Despite only striking out three, Arrieta kept it together pretty well until the sixth inning, when Josh Bell led off with a ground-rule double. Before the trade, they had MLB Pipeline's top prospect in the game with Yoan Moncada.

Epstein called the White Sox a "surprising dance partner" because of their proximity.

The hot stove is lit, children.

Even if the Tigers were willing to eat $35 million, they still wouldn't get anything like the haul that the Sox received for Quintana, but at least it would get the conversation started. The 28-year-old has won back-to-back decisions with strong performances against the Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics.

The only question is whether the Cubs gave up too much.

As for the Cardinals, baseball president John Mozeliak and GM Mike Girsch have about 35 big leaguers for 25 roster spots and a bunch of promising young pitching stacking up behind that unwieldy roster pile.

Jake Arrieta will take the ball for the Cubs on Saturday, marking his second career start against his former team.

"We know we're getting a very quality, a very consistent starting pitcher who's also a great person and great teammate", Epstein said.

Easier said than done.

Mostly, Cardinals Nation has grown frustrated by the thought of the Cubs outflanking the Cardinals. He said the White Sox asked for reigning NL MVP Bryant when he inquired about a deal for All-Star pitcher Chris Sale in the offseason.

In giving up Jimenez and Cease, the Cubs paid dearly, just as they did last year when they sent prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees to get closer Aroldis Chapman. The Cubs and White Sox did what?! .

Kevin Powell covers Chicago baseball for WGN Radio and anchors sports on The Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes, M-F/3-7p. "When I first got traded it bothered me a little bit". I think we've made potentially a tremendously impactful international signing in Luis Robert.

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