What a morning! The Cubs and White Sox shocked the baseball world and the city of Chicago on Thursday morning, swapping Jose Quintana for a package of prospects centered around Eloy Jiminez. It's the first trade between the two teams since 2006 when the Cubs traded David Aardsma for White Sox reliever Neal Cotts. I'm pumped to break it down with Paul on the podcast this weekend, but until then I wanted to highlight the reaction from experts we've had on the podcast.
Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease will make it very hard to argue the White Sox don't have the top farm system in the game— James Fegan (@JRFegan) July 13, 2017
Hahn: “The call to Jose this morning was one of the more difficult ones I’ve made,” said Quintana admitted the rumors were weighing on him— James Fegan (@JRFegan) July 13, 2017
Eloy is a great prospect, Cease a fun wild card. A bit surprised that Q didn't cost more though— jeff ellis (@jeffMLBdraft) July 13, 2017
More I think on this deal, more I love it. Cease is great but very, very risky. Jimenez is great but would have no place to play.— Rian Watt (@rianwatt) July 13, 2017
The Cubs swindled the White Sox unless the White Sox swindled the Cubs because Quintana is or is not elite— Thickie Don (@AstrosCounty) July 13, 2017
Baseball is here! And more importantly, that means the over/under game is back. It seems as though everyone is an expert this time of year. Somehow we convince ourselves that we are better at predicting baseball outcomes than everyone else. Well, AFITB is putting that to the test for the third year in a row. Think you know more about baseball than us? You probably do. But go ahead and prove it anyway.
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