Everyone wants to trade for José Quintana. And, why not?
He’s left-handed. He’s only 27 years old. And, for the last FOUR YEARS at the big league level, he’s been a lock for 32 starts, 200 innings, and an ERA+ around 120.
Oh, and, by the way, Brian Cashman let him go for nothing when he was just 22-years old.
Said Cashman: “We looked at him as a fringy prospect. We offered him a minor-league contract to stay, but not a 40-man roster position. We didn’t feel he was ahead of other guys we gave spots to.”
This from the man who spent $46 million on Kei Igawa.