White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was at the All-Star Game Fanfest on Tuesday with his younger son when Cubs President Theo Epsteincalled.
They were in a bit of a predicament. Previous year the Cubs shipped top prospect Gleyber Torres as part of a package that brought back Aroldis Chapman. That group, which was stellar in 2016 and had similar expectations this season, has been mediocre (and that's being kind) in 2017. Since he's gone 2-1 in 7 starts with a 2.70 ERA across 40 innings while striking out 45.
The 28-year-old Quintana is pitching to a 4-8 record with a 4.49 ERA now, but has excellent stuff and has pitched to an ERA under 3.80 in each of the last five seasons.
It was just last month, in fact, that they took control of the AL East race by running their arch-rivals out of the Bronx with routs of 8-0 and 9-1 to take the last two games of a three-game series.
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It came days after the first face-to-face meeting between Trump and Moon and ahead of a summit of the world's richest economies. The next day, he seemed requited to the facts: "Trade between China and North Korea grew nearly 40% in the first quarter".
Quintana won't solve all the Cubs' problems, or even all the ones in the starting rotation, but this trade is a great place to start.
Why low-cost? Because the Cubs are either gonna need to add another starter via free agency in the offseason or trade for one that might be a bit more expensive this month or in the offseason. The 26-year-old owns a 15-14 record with a 3.45 ERA in 150 games over five minor league seasons with the organization.
With this big trade out of the way, the Cubs front office can focus on addressing remaining needs while not waiting three additional weeks to make a much-needed upgrade to the starting rotation. Yet, if Quintana has a better second half, so will the Cubs.
-The New York Yankeesacquired first baseman Garrett Cooper from the Milwaukee Brewers for left-handed reliever Tyler Webb. This shows the different positions the two teams are in now and they are polar opposites.
Something else to keep in mind. With the addition of Quintana to the rotation, that possibility is now far more likely. There is also the fact that both Jake Arrieta and John Lackey will be free agents after this season and they'll need a strong Quintana to stay relevant. It's not that they can't, it's that they could conceivably choose not to, especially with Quintana in the fold through 2020.
"We know in our minds what we feel the appropriate package is for Jose Quintana, and we looked at our board and looked at the prospects on that board and you try to crack together deals", Hahn said.
And he was just as politically active online as he was in person. "She had no idea he felt as strong as he did", Wagner said. He was squeezing off five or six shots at a time and, according to the report of the incident, fired about 50 shots in all.
Also on the team are centers Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid , who were selected No. 3 overall in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Via Brooklyn , LA drafted power forward Kyle Kuzma with the no. 27 pick, who was a junior at Utah.
Republican Karen Handel will be the next member of Congress for the 6th district, not newcomer-turned-Democratic hero Jon Ossoff . Trump predicted Handel's win as early as April 17, when he said that a runoff will lead to a win.
Prime Day 2017 is made especially for you - with personalization, deal watching and the fun of discovery across Prime and Amazon. The real story is what all those giant food stores, physical locations with lots of floor space, will do to Prime delivery.
The right-handed sophomore allowed just one run on two hits with seven strikeouts over 7.1 innings. "We didn't get out-efforted". The Tigers scored a 6-1 win over the top-seeded Beavers thanks in part to Michael Papierski's three-run homer.
Coupled with fast but efficient RAM and storage (below) and various software efficiencies, this should be an impressive device. Not to mention, the OnePlus 5 is priced to kill - it's far more affordable than the premium flagships Samsung and Apple sell.
Find out how to watch the Home Run Derby live streaming online free tonight if you can't park yourself in front of ESPN on a TV. Sano beat Kansas City's Mike Moustakas 11-10 in the opening round, and the Yankees' Gary Sanchez topped Stanton 17-16.
Last year , a research firm found that Prime Day sales were 77 percent cheaper than those on Black Friday. There will also be deals on Amazon's Prime Now platform, which offers same-day delivery in some cities.
The Korean company had been looking for solutions to integrate the fingerprint scanner under the glass on the front of the device. OnePlus 5's makers say that they is a 0.2-second lag before it reacts, but that's barely perceptible and feels instantaneous.
Google's approach was a bit more understated, due to their complicated relationship with net neutrality in general. Each company will decide how they would like to protest the upcoming repeal of the FCC's net neutrality rules .
Heller and Sandoval said they believe that Obamacare has problems, but raised concerns with the Senate plan's Medicaid provisions. Senate Republicans released their healthcare bill that will affect coverage for millions of Americans Thursday.
President Donald Trump leads a rally marking his first 100 days in office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. "This whole thing stinks". Jay Sekulow , told " Meet the Press " moderator Chuck Todd "The president is not under investigation by the special counsel".
Djokovic advances to Wimbledon final 16
Maybe you don't want players to feel that way, because the moment you become scared of moving properly, it's really hard to play. Seven-time champion Roger Federer will follow against Milos Raonic , the man that beat Federer in last year's semifinals.
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Much of Amazon's recent growth comes from Prime not as a luxury, but as an economic necessity for more and more households. One of the more useful abilities of Amazon's Echo products is the ability to use them to order stuff from Amazon .
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When he heard the news that he was working out for the Sixers , Fultz's first thought was about fast-food chicken sandwiches. They traded down and gave up the chance to draft Markelle Fultz , who was the best player in the draft by far.
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Dustin Pedroia, who told a great roast story about David Ortiz the night before, brought the big fella to tears in the pre-game. Ojeleye has a great chance of making the Celtics roster, depending on who the team can sign during the rest of this offseason.
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The bill also scales back federal funding for Medicaid - which is more than half the spending for the program at the state level. The Senate bill maintains much of the structure of the House bill but differs in key ways.
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The new legislation would eliminate numerous taxes enacted under the ACA to fund the expansion of health insurance coverage. House bill: State could allow insurers to raise premiums based on pre-existing conditions if they had a gap in coverage.