The Cubs have set the first bar for trades — Blue Jays

Yes, they're 4.5 behind Milwaukee for the division. But the goal is to help the Cubs in one way or another, whether it be through promotion or through a trade that helps the big league club get better.

We regret to inform you that anonymous accounts named after butts don't just break trades, they also sometimes make problematic internet comments. With Quintana, his season has been one of disappointment. Over his 97.0 innings and 5-7 record this year, Gausman has a 5.85 ERA with 83 Ks and 43 BBs.

Quintana helps now and for the future.

The Cardinals' pragmatic approach continues to be the correct one, no matter what the Cubs are doing. As it stands, the worst that could happen is that he could stick as a late inning reliever. Arrieta is 31 years old. So let's look outside a bit. So, the A's see this as a perfect time to trade him since he's pitching well and he's healthy. This is the first trade between the two Chicago teams in more than a decade. The best option here is to be patient and hope the players can finally get it together. But let's take a step back and bring some perspective to this deal. His best contribution came in the field, however, where his skills at first base received rave reviews. This wasn't the first time a wild (and ultimately incorrect) theory had been posted to the subreddit - and users like peezy1996 responded with the curt "Highly doubtful". So the defensive upgrade isn't as strong as what one may believe.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has made no secret of his willingness to trade veterans for prospects as part of a long-term rebuilding project. For the longest time the White Sox farm was dead. According to Jon Morosi of, the Chicago Cubs have been showing interest in A's starting pitcher Sonny Gray. That is just sickening. The Chicago Cubs acquired left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Eloy Jimenez, right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease, and infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete, Thursday, July 13, 2017. If you're a White Sox fan, I think today was your day.

The Baltimore Orioles started the fourth inning trailing the Chicago Cubs 8-1, but managed to come back to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth.

Cease also doesn't have numbers that jump off the page, but scouts say he has a plus plus fastball to go along with a really good curve.

Verlander is under contract for two-and-a-half more seasons for about $69 million.

The potential issue with dealing for Gray, though, is that he, like Hendricks, also is eligible for arbitration at the end of the season.

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