Cubs’ crosstown Quintana capture
The Chicago Cubs signed left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana from crosstown rivals the White Sox on Thursday in a trade that could shake up the National League Central race.
By landing the 2016 All-Star, the Cubs have shown they are not giving up on a difficult season after arriving at the break two games under .500. The World Series champions trail Milwaukee by 5 1/2 games in the division at 43-45. The Cubs believe they are set up to contend for years to come with stars such as Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo.
By trading for Quintana, they brought in an elite starter who is under club control through 2020. They had to give up two top prospects in outfielder Eloy Jimenez and right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease along with minor-league infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete.