It’s no secret the Yankees want to add pitching in the final six weeks of the offseason. And for the last few weeks, they have been talking with the Chicago White Sox about possibly acquiring Jose Quintana.
However, the Yankees might end up walking away from the talks empty handed.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Yankees are now considered a longshot to acquire Quintana in a trade. The White Sox have a hefty price tag attached to Quintana and the Yankees aren’t willing to give up multiple top prospects in return.
As a result, the White Sox are now talking to the Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates about Quintana.
The Yankees have made it clear that they want to add another starter whether it be via the trade market or the free agent market. Currently the team has Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia as locks for the rotation. Competing for the fourth and fifth spots in the rotation are Adam Warren, Luis Cessa and Bryan Mitchell.
Whether the Yankees succeed in adding another arm to the rotation remains to be seen. But if the Yankees are serious about adding another arm, they are going to have to look elsewhere.