NY might still be seeking a starting pitcher, but the club's chances of trading for White Sox starter Jose Quintana are "slim", according to YES Network's Jack Curry. Quintana is slated to make just $6 Million in 2017, $8.35 Million in 2018 and he has club options at $10.3 Million for both 2019 and 2020. Talent they do have, of course, by virtue of their own trades and minor league system restocking over the past couple of seasons. He then with the Chicago White Sox where the rest was history. White Quintana does not have the reputation Sale has, he's been one of baseball's best and most consistent pitchers over the past several years and may be one of the most underrated players in all of baseball.
With the White Sox looking to implode the roster and start over for the 2017 season, this is the flawless time for the Yankees to try to look to get Quintana, as he fits what they are looking for; a team full of guys who are younger and more athletic, and shed away from the older team that the Yankees had become over the last couple of seasons.
Chicago landed Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez in its trades so far this winter and figures to be shooting high again with the Yankees, who have a re-stocked farm system.
The New York Yankees aren't likely to add a new face to the rotation via the free agent market. With the aging CC Sabathia as the only left-hander in the Yankees rotation, which ranked 19th with a 4.44 ERA this past season, Quintana seems like a good fit.