I'd do 2, 4 and 5.from espn insider, didnt post the pirate and yankees crap part of this:
1. LHP Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox
2017 stats: 5.2 WAR, 13-12, 3.20 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 1.16 WHIP
Contract status: 2017: $7 million; 2018: $8.5 million; 2019: $10.5 million (team option); 2020: $11.5 million (team option).
Best time to trade him for maximum value: At the trade deadline on July 31.
The White Sox have been dangling him this offseason, and they’re asking for a huge haul in return -- which they should. However, because they haven’t been able to make a deal at this point, and haven’t had an offer that’s close to their asking price, they might be better off waiting to trade Quintana at the July trade deadline, when there would be more of a sense of urgency and competition from contending teams to land him.
Don’t get me wrong, if the Sox get the right offer now they should go ahead and do a deal. However, if they can’t get what they want now, holding him for the first half of the year makes sense. If he has a great first half, he’ll still have 3 ˝ years of control left, at salaries well less than market value, which only enhances his value. There is always a shortage of quality starting pitchers available at the trade deadline and teams tend to pay more then, when they know they’re in contention and just two months from the postseason. You only have to look at the returns for pitchers such as David Price, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller over the past two trade deadlines to understand that’s when your best offers in trades normally come in.
Realistic trade value: The White Sox should expect to receive a package somewhere between what they got from the Boston Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade and their return from the Washington Nationals in the Adam Eaton deal. In the Sale deal, they got two elite prospects in second baseman Yoan Moncada and right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech as well as a good prospect in Luis Alexander Basabe and a marginal prospect in Victor Diaz. In the Eaton trade with the Nationals, they received two elite prospects in Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez and a good prospect in Dane Dunning. So basically they should be getting two elite prospects and either one good prospect or two marginal prospects in return.
Best fits and specific possible trade packages: The White Sox match up best with the Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees in a Quintana deal, because all three teams are contenders with strong needs for young controllable starting pitchers and the three have some of the strongest farm systems in the sport, which any suitor needs to match up with the White Sox’s demands.
Here is a break-down of something close to what kind of packages the White Sox are looking for in return for Quintana, keeping in mind many of these packages are asking too much and some aren’t enough, but the actual trade value is somewhere in this ballpark, based on what they got for Sale and Eaton earlier this offseason.
Package No. 1: Francis Martes, Joe Musgrove and A.J. Reed
Package No. 2: Francis Martes, David Paulino and Teoscar Hernandez
Package No. 3: Alex Bregman straight-up. (Not happening.)
Package No. 4: Kyle Tucker, Forrest Whitley and Garrett Stubbs
Package No. 5: David Paulino, Forrest Whitely and Franklin Perez
I'd think long and hard about 3 I think, but probably say no. I don't do 1 at all. That guts our system of a guy that should be league average this year and all 3 guys have an all star ceiling, and they all have a floor of making it to the show and contributing some value.