|(July 23, 2016 - Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)|
One brief whiff of Yankee interest of a lefty pitcher from Chicago by FOX guy Jon Morosi and suddenly Yankee blogs everywhere are hot and heavy for this dude like he's the next coming of Jesus. I mean, I know it's almost Christmas, but let's face facts... while we need a few Yankee starters, Jose Quintana is just another pitcher. I mean, my God, we don't HAVE to trade for this guy. In fact, I can't believe we're still talking about this 2 days later.
Look, Jack Curry of YES said it best the other day:
And then I added to that in INTEREST IN QUINTANA THERE, BUT SLIM with the following:While Yankees have contacted White Sox about Quintana, chances for a deal are slim. Sox want a ton and Yankee plan is keep best prospects.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) December 19, 2016
"You don't collect a slew of top prospects just to trade them away... you slowly build your future... and that's what the Yankees are doing."
|(Sept. 6, 2016 - Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)|
|In Photo: Chance Adams|
Also mentioned are fielders, and in a nutshell, and I encourage you to read their piece, YGY is suggesting a mix and match. Pick 5 from all those prospects and trade for Quintana. Read below:
|(Sept. 8, 2016 - Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America)|
But my question is why? WHY? Jose Quintana is not some superstar stud that gonna suddenly fix the Yankee rotation, and I go back to what Jack Curry said... it's damn slim, so why try to force it?
|(Aug. 20, 2016 - Source: David Banks/Getty Images North America)|
|Photo: The Trentonian|
Right now the Pirates are trying to get Quintana. The Yankees are not. Hey... as far as I'm concerned... the Pirates can have him. At this very moment.... I'll stay.