A mere hours after the news of the White Sox trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs broke, Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer got together to give us some instant reactions.
Among the topics:
-The trade market for Quintana, why they didn’t trade him earlier, and why they said yes this time around.
-What the additions of Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease bring to the White Sox.
-The state of the White Sox farm system post-trade.
-Randomly, the 2008 Futures Game, famous prospect busts, and how far the White Sox farm system has come in such a short time.
-What Jose Quintana has meant to the White Sox from a fan’s perspective.
-What this means in terms of other White Sox trades that could be coming down the road.
Be sure to read Ryan Schultz’s quick take on the Quintana trade at BPSouthside.com. You can also read Nick Schaefer’s Wednesday chat at BaseballProspectus.com, and several members of our staff participated in BP’s Top 50 Prospect Busts list. Also be sure to head over to BPWrigleyville.com for perspective on the trade from the Cubs’ point of view. And finally, check out the official Transaction Analysis at BP, as well.