07 Mar 2017 23:50:34
White Sox Get:

Mallex Smith OF
Willy Adames SS
Jake Bauers 1B/OF

Rays Get:

Jose Quintana

1.) 08 Mar 2017
08 Mar 2017 11:50:43
Rays aren't giving up their future. The rays wouldn't do this, and as a fan, I wouldn't think it's good for the rays.

2.) 08 Mar 2017
08 Mar 2017 13:36:54
Aren't the Rays sort of rebuilding? This wouldn't be a process of rebuilding.

3.) 08 Mar 2017
08 Mar 2017 19:05:38
The rays don't really need quintana either. If they want to contend, they are better off spending their prospects on a bat.

4.) 10 Mar 2017
10 Mar 2017 12:01:57
Makes no sense for either team.

5.) 10 Mar 2017
10 Mar 2017 20:53:54
Makes total sense for the white sox. 3 bats with really high potential. They get someone to play 3rd in the long run and a future 1B. Also, M. Smith has a ton of upside with his tools. And there were reports that TB was interested. A controllable pitcher that would give them a top 5 MLB staff. They want controllable talent. Complete team rebuild wouldn't constitute a Wilson Ramos signing. Didn't PECOTA pick them to finish second in the east? They are not in a total rebuild.

6.) 12 Mar 2017
12 Mar 2017 21:51:32
Chi Sox, you are right. I stand corrected. It makes sense for your team.

But, it makes no sense at all for Tampa. The Rays have struggled to generate runs for years, and those three guys have some potential.

The Rays also have plenty of SP, with Archer, Cobb, Odorizzi, Snell, Andriese, Erasmo and Honeywell on hand.

7.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 17:15:34
The first 3 guys you mentioned are legit. The rest are very questionable - at least for 2017. Archer is a #2 in a contending rotation. Some in the league believe that when you have a strong suit, like the Rays pitching, you should try to make that strong suit even stronger.

It's not like I see Q going to Tampa, I just think if they did end up making a push for him, this would be the return.