Friday, March 3, 2017

Would Quintana Deal Cost Devers, Groome, Or Travis?

Lefty Starter Jose Quintana
If David Price does goes down for the year, and the Red Sox feel the need to trade for another top-shelf starting pitcher, it would cost them dearly. Rumors out of Chicago suggest that to get Jose Quintana out of The Windy City, it would take some combination of 3B Rafael Devers, 1B/DH Sam Travis and P Jason Groome (likely 'just' two of the three). All three are highly-touted —and their departure to Chicago would basically give the White Sox nearly all of Boston's Top Ten prospects from a year ago (they already got Yoan MoncadaMichael Kopech, and Luis Alexander Basabe in the Chris Sale trade). Basically, you could tune in Pale Hose games in five years and see a team full of erstwhile Carmine Hosers. Given this scenario, it's probably more likely that Boston would go after free agent starters like Colby Lewis or Doug Fister.