Sunday, 20 August, 2017

Defending champion Cubs trade for pitcher Quintana

Laurie Berry | 16 July, 2017, 05:28

The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox sprang an all-Chicago blockbuster trade on an unsuspecting baseball world Thursday morning as the White Sox sent top starter Jose Quintana to the Cubs for a package of prospects including prized minor-league outfielder Eloy Jimenez.

The way the details of the trade broke were certainly unusual but the Cubs are praying it saves their season.

The Cubs have spotted the surprising Milwaukee Brewers a 5.5-game lead in the NL Central division. They are even further back in the wild card standings. "The Cubs and Joe Maddon have a really good pitcher over there now". Jake Arrieta will be a free agent at season's end, while Kyle Hendricks will be eligible for arbitration. "You never know when they'll be promoted or traded". Feinsand reported that Sonny Gray posted a 1.71 ERA over his final three starts of the first half of the season.

Losing out on guys like Jimenez and Cease is hard for any organization, but the Cubs are loaded with young talent now.

This pairing could very well be what the Cubs and Quintana need to right their respective ships in 2017. Many are. The Cubs and White Sox did what?!

This is pretty simple on their part. Although Matt Rose and Bryant Flete are lower ranked prospects, the White Sox have successfully dealt Quintana on their terms.

Last season, the Cubs traded top prospect Gleyber Torres to the New York Yankees, allowing them to bolster their bullpen by acquiring Aroldis Chapman. Now, they have seven guys in the top 100 and three in the top 11. It's not that they can't, it's that they could conceivably choose not to, especially with Quintana in the fold through 2020.

Tonga qualifies for Rugby World Cup 2019
The likelihood is that Samoa will now end up alongside Scotland, Ireland, hosts Japan and a European qualifier in Pool A in 2019. Fiji will play in Pool D at the World Cup with Australia, Wales, Georgia and an America's qualifier - either Canada or Uruguay.

How they should proceed is perhaps the hottest topic in Blue Jays' news these days, and there's been endless debate about what the team should do with two other veterans who only have 2018 left on their contracts.

To put their season in better perspective, the Cubs are the first team to ever win a World Series and not be represented in the All-Star game, showing just how much the team fell off this year. As it stands, the worst that could happen is that he could stick as a late inning reliever.

Flete, Jimenez and Rose may be eligible to play Thursday night for the Winston-Salem Dash, the White Sox's High-A affiliate, when the club takes on the Pelicans in the second of a four-game set. Jimenez has been playing in the Carolina League with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

The team selected Rodon with the third overall pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft and he has already made 54 career stars, but was sidelined with injuries to begin the year. The Cubs are seventh in the big leagues with a.694 rating.

Now, who would have thought that he'd still be wearing a White Sox uniform in July? "It's about down the road a little bit also", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

Things are looking up in the Windy City. The pitching factor over multiple seasons comes out to 97.

Quintana helps now and for the future.

Recommended

  • Trump vs Kim Jong

    Trump vs Kim Jong

    Chinese customs spokesman Huang Songping stated , "As neighbors, China and North Korea maintain a normal business and trade exchanges".
    Oregon Woman Arrested for Towing Kids in Little Red Wagon Behind Car

    Oregon Woman Arrested for Towing Kids in Little Red Wagon Behind Car

    Donahue attempted to walk away from her vehicle with her children when police arrived and eventually arrested her. The Department of Human Services placed the children in the care of another family member.
    Hundreds of troopers tip hats to slain NY trooper

    Hundreds of troopers tip hats to slain NY trooper

    Serenaded by a pianist, the troopers followed the family of Joel Davis into the funeral Saturday at an Army base in northern NY . Calling hours for Nichole Davis are Sunday afternoon at the Fergerson Funeral Home in North Syracuse.
  • Kingdom Hearts III Releases 2018 with New Toy Story World

    Kingdom Hearts III Releases 2018 with New Toy Story World

    Video Game Showcase we just got some very exciting news about Kingdom Hearts III and we now know it will be released in 2018. The trailer gives us an extensive look at Andy's room, outside of it, and a meeting with Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
    Million Pounds Of Hot Dogs Recalled For Possibly Containing Bone Pieces

    Million Pounds Of Hot Dogs Recalled For Possibly Containing Bone Pieces

    The recall applies to the Sabrett products with a sell-by date ranging from June 19 to October 6, the company said. The franks were sold nationwide to retailers and institutions, mostly under the Sabrett brand name, the USDA said.
    Hamilton retains pole, cleared over block

    Hamilton retains pole, cleared over block

    Fernando Alonso , who is set to serve a grid drop here following a series of penalties for changes to his Honda engine, was ninth. Silverstone has been regarded as the "Home of British Motor Racing " since hosting its first Grand Prix in 1948.
  • Putin hopes for further dialogue with Trump

    Putin hopes for further dialogue with Trump

    Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, told CNN the panel intends to ask Trump Jr.to testify. New details emerged Friday in the meeting between President Trump's eldest son and a Russian attorney.
    Kentucky great Vito

    Kentucky great Vito "Babe" Parilli dead at 87

    He returned to Green Bay for two seasons and played the 1960 season for the Oakland Raiders before joining Boston in 1961. Parilli was the quarterback for the only Kentucky team that has won an outright SEC football championship.
    Bollywood actor Siddharth Gupta cast in lead role?

    Bollywood actor Siddharth Gupta cast in lead role?

    Four months into the official announcement, Disney still can't seem to finalize the cast for its upcoming live-action film, Aladdin .
  • China Says Imports From North Korea Fall as Sanctions Enforced

    China Says Imports From North Korea Fall as Sanctions Enforced

    US President Donald Trump claimed in a tweet this month that China-North Korea trade in the first quarter " grew nearly 40 percent".

    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) EVP Sells 2500 Shares of Stock

    Sunbelt holds 0% of its portfolio in Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) for 3,000 shares. 2,000 are held by Fifth Third Bancshares. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "equal weight" rating on shares of JetBlue Airways Corporation in a report on Friday.

    Transfer rumors: LA Galaxy reportedly nearing deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Ibrahimovic is coming off of an ACL injury but is expected to be back in time for the start of next MLS season. The Swede has said he will make a " big announcement " about his future soon.

Olympian: 'Passionately' Kissing Girlfriend Caused Failed Drug Test Olympian: 'Passionately' Kissing Girlfriend Caused Failed Drug Test A professional since 2009, Roberts was part of the United States' 4-by-400 relay team that won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics . But because she had trouble swallowing pills, she took the medication by just swallowing the powder kept in the capsules.

Miazga's late goal gives United States 1st place in Gold Cup group Miazga's late goal gives United States  1st place in Gold Cup group Panama booked its place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Martinique in Cleveland on Saturday. The Americans applied early pressure but didn't sustain rhythm, struggled to connect passes and let the tempo drop.

Times Game of Thrones Was the Funniest Show on TV Times Game of Thrones Was the Funniest Show on TV Asked about keeping the show's secrets safe, the Jon Snow actor told Entertainment Tonight : "I think we did everything we could". The revelation means Jon is Daenerys' nephew and it's the kind of information that could cause absolute mayhem going forward.

We've Seen The Power-Packed First Footage From The Incredibles 2 Lasseter said they don't really like that title either, so he thought they'd look up what "2" is in Norwegian and it's "To". Later, clips of the research trips to Norway, Iceland, and Finland that the filmmakers of Frozen 2 took were screened.

Jerusalem: Two Israelis killed as terrorists open fire at Lions Gate Police recovered two locally made automatic rifles, a pistol and a knife, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP. Mr Abbas condemned the attack and said he rejects "any violence from any party, particularly at holy sites".

Pixar Reveals When 'The Incredibles' Sequel Takes Place The scene was amusing and action-packed, but really told us nearly nothing about The Incredibles 2 as a whole. For example, the Parrs' house is about to undergo big changes as Jack-Jack gets bigger.

Tejashwi Yadav distances himself from Nitish Kumar, skips government event Tejashwi Yadav distances himself from Nitish Kumar, skips government event JD (U) Deputy Leader in the Assembly Shyam Rajak, however said, "Everybody should maintain transparency in public life". Labour Minister Vijay Prakash, who is from the RJD, said, "I do not know why Tejaswiji did not come to the function".

Fernanda becomes a powerful Category 4 hurricane in Pacific Fernanda becomes a powerful Category 4 hurricane in Pacific Another area of low pressure to the east of Fernanda over the Pacific could also develop into tropical storm system. But Fernanda should start weakening early next week as it takes a northwesterly turn over cooler waters.

Ford Motor Company (F) has rebounded 7.5% since its low of $10.67 The net profit margin for the company is reported at 12.00% while the weekly performance for the same has been recorded at -3.08%. That's a potential 10.85 gain from where (NYSE:GM) has been trading recently. 840 are owned by Montecito Financial Bank And Tru.

Northern Lights Coming to New England Northern Lights Coming to New England If the auroral forecast predicts a visible aurora, get away from light pollution in urban areas and away from any bright lights. The last time Canada had an especially vibrant display of the northern lights was at the end of May .

DIG Roopa report 2: Why no action, boss? DIG Roopa report 2: Why no action, boss? Abdul Karim Telgi, the kingpin of a multi-crore stamp paper fraud that hit the headlines about a decade earlier, was another.

United Kingdom will pay Brexit 'divorce bill', government admits United Kingdom  will pay Brexit 'divorce bill', government admits The government stated: "We remain committed to safeguarding and protecting the UK's long history of environmental protection". With the help of the 10 DUP lawmakers, May's government has a majority of just 13 in the 650-member parliament.

No Arsenal deal with Alexis Sanchez, says Arsene Wenger No Arsenal deal with Alexis Sanchez, says Arsene Wenger Wilshere will be welcomed back into the fold provided he is ready to fight for his place in the starting XI. Sometimes I have left them out but it also depends on what shape they come back in.

Ranbir Kapoor Hosts Jagga Jasoos Screening Ranbir Kapoor Hosts Jagga Jasoos Screening In the wake of getting postponed various circumstances, the Anurag Basu directorial at long last released on July 14. The film also stares Saswata Chatterjee, Saurabh Shukla, Sayani Gupta, Kiran Srinivas, Adah Sharma and Denzil Smith.

Shep Smith explodes: Trump family's "deception" is "mind-boggling" Shep Smith explodes: Trump family's Despite the "mind-boggling" deception, Smith contended that there are "still people out there that believe we're making it up". At one point, he even seemed to directly address his Fox viewers to remind them that, no, this isn't fake news.