In 2001, the New York Mets traded two-time All-Star and six-time gold glove winner Robin Ventura, of grand-slam single fame, to the New York Yankees for former Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star David Justice.
"I just want to see him settle in and pitch the game he's capable of pitching", Maddon said. Baltimore is also 1-4 in their last five home games and 0-5 in their last five Friday games. @carlos_rodon55 and I say our final good bye to @jose_quintana24 and thank him for the good times here and making me feel right at home when I signed here. Giving up Jimenez and Cease is tough, but Quintana is undoubtedly worth it to this team.
Gray is 4-4 with a 4.00 ERA this season for the Oakland Athletics. This team must swap some of these duplicate pieces for team pieces that actually fit. "We own the fact that we had a bad first half, but it's important not to overreact to that".
Gray, 27, has started 13 games for the A's this season, posting a 4-4 record with a 4.00 ERA and 74 strikeouts over 78 2/3 innings of work. His career high in any season prior is 56.
As for Flete, no player was swinging a hotter bat for the Pelicans, his.305 batting average best on the club.
Two of the four players the Sox received in the deal are elite prospects - outfielder Eloy Jimenez and right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease. 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. "It's about down the road a little bit also", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "A lot of it will depend on how we play".
The big loser in this deal will be Mike Montgomery in the short term and Eddie Butler in the long term. But Epstein and Hahn both made it known that no deal would get done without either prospect being included. And our prospects, at this moment in time, are more valuable to the White Sox then they are to us... "Jose Quintana probably is more valuable for us at this moment in time than he is to the White Sox".
Jose Quintana and others warmup for the first full squad workout.
With the first half of the season over with, baseball analysts believe the Cubs should be active in trade talks in order to get things back on track. Like previous training runs, the route follows Pershing Avenue because of ongoing construction on Brady Street. At this point, the chances are better than he never makes the majors at all.
The Sox decided to start rebuilding last July, and much like the December trades of Chris Sale (Boston) and Adam Eaton (Washington), getting high-end youngsters was the goal.
The Cubs acquired the veteran left-hander in a deal with their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox, on Thursday.