How does Cubs-Sox blockbuster trade affect the Tigers?

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CSN Chicago issued the above correction after reporting the White Sox traded starting pitcher Jose Quintana across town to the Cubs for four minor league prospects. If Quintana is able to deliver three extra wins before the trade deadline, that's a huge win for the Cubs because every game counts at this point as they try to make up ground on the Milwaukee Brewers. It's definitely about energy. It's more believable with him around here right now.

"This time of year, if you watch for prospects that are out of the lineup or get pulled mid-game for no reason, that probably means something is up", Milovich said.

The one thing that the trade did was knock the rest of the Majors down in terms of teams looking for pitching.

"He's nearly like the ideal acquisition right now". Chase Field, Camden Yards, and Coors Field he has been north of 5 for ERA while the trade off has been Progressive Field (ERA over 5, but against a stout Indians offense) and Rogers Centre (2.57 ERA). But another All-Star lefty to pair with Lester in this pennant race - and potential playoff rotations in 2018, 2019 and 2020 - made this an offer the Cubs couldn't refuse. Jose Quintana has settled down after 2 rough outings in late May. The 31-year-old Bailey, who has thrown two no-hitters for the Reds, was tagged for eight runs on six hits and three walks in just 1 2/3 innings June 24 at Nationals Park. It's about down the road a little bit also.

The Chicago Cubs picked up a win to start the second half. The Cubs began the second half of the year on a positive note after outscoring the Orioles 9-8 on Friday.

"I watched the Cubbies a lot", Quintana said.

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Baseball fans in Chicago either had a great day or received upsetting news, depending on which side of the city they root for.

Cease also doesn't have numbers that jump off the page, but scouts say he has a plus plus fastball to go along with a really good curve.

I know in our world of screaming heads and hot takes, we have to immediately start yelling about why one team fleeced the other, but what if that's the wrong take? Chicago needed to make a move, especially with Jake Arrieta and John Lackey being free agents following the 2017 season. And he's with us now for a while.

"It's one that allows us to continue to add to the prospect base that we've accumulated in a potentially high impact way".

"He's a young player". With Quintana under team control for several more years, the Cubs didn't mind giving up some prospects.

Maddon's message to Quintana in welcoming him from an off-the-radar rebuilding situation to a traveling circus: Be yourself. He was very good with that thought.

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