As the holidays near, the best gift the White Sox can receive is a newly added core of prospects as they unload key players. After trading star players Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, the Chicago White Sox are looking to continue dealing key players such as Jose Quintana.

The latest rumors on the Jose Quintana front show that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been interested in the All-Star left hander. Quintana would be a great fit for the Pirates because of his manageable salary and 4 years of control. Quintana is on a 5 year, $26.5 million salary through the 2020 season. This low level salary would fit Pittsburgh’s small market extremely well. In return for a pitcher of Quintana’s caliber, the White Sox would require a substantial group of prospects including pitcher Tyler Glasnow. Chicago also needs to bolster the depth of position players within their farm system. They could look to include either Austin Meadows or Josh Bell, Pittsburgh’s number 2 and 3 prospects respectively. There have also been rumors about including the New York Yankees in a deal in which the Yankees would receive outfielder Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh. New York also has a plethora of prospects, and the White Sox would be able to mix and match possible returns in a potential 3 team deal.

According to New York Daily News Sports, the White Sox have also talked to the New York Mets about closer David Robertson. The two sides drifted apart when Chicago demanded that 23 year-old outfielder Michael Conforto must be in any deal that would send Robertson to the Mets. Conforto hit .220 last year with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 109 games. In his second season in Chicago, Robertson saved 37 games with a 3.47 ERA. Robertson has had his struggles in Chicago, but he has also shown excellence in the closer role. The White Sox are holding high demands for each of their players, and will look to receive nothing less in any deal.


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