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Analysis (Rivera): Quintana has been very good of late, posting a sub-3.0 ERA in his past seven starts prior to the All-Star break. But giving up top prospects — including the eighth-ranked prospect in all of baseball in Jimenez — for a guy who likely won’t affect your route to October as much as you’d like is a tough pill to swallow. Still, Quintana will add a bit of stability to a sub-par rotation, he’s under team control through 2020 and the Cubs have the talent to spare.
On the other side, this is the latest in a string of fantastic moves for the White Sox and general manager Rick Hahn. The White Sox have nine of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects, including No. 1 overall prospect Yoan Moncada. The team is loading up on young talent and still has its eyes set on future seasons when/if these kids all pan out.
Winston also has been instrumental in connecting with his relocated anchor up front, center Ali Marpet, by far the best all-around lineman Tampa Bay has in 2017. It’s surprising the Bucs didn’t invest more in changes, either in free agency or the draft, but they do get a key player back from a back injury in former Seahawk J.R. Sweezy, set to solidify right guard.
This is a middle-of-pack line at very best, but when you throw in Howard and Brate, there’s a significant boost. Marpet leads a group that remains better in run blocking. Winston was sacked 35 times in Year 2 (once per 17.2 dropbacks) after taking 27 sacks (once per 20.8 dropbacks) as a rookie. Keeping him under 30 again will be a great sign for the type of season he can have.
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