Cardinals add rotation depth with Jose Quintana

by JoeYancey

The St. Louis Cardinals added Jose Quintana. A much needed addition to a reeling rotation.

This addresses the lack of starting pitching depth for the Redbirds while preserving their big pieces at the major and minor league level.

Jose Quintana is a proven pitcher, with eleven years experience. Quintana has a career ERA of 3.81. Currently, Jose is holding a 3.50 ERA through 103 innings pitched this season with Pittsburgh.

He is a free agent at the end of the season, and at the age of 33, he will have something left to provide a big league team. That team may be the Cardinals, who have many question marks in the rotation in 2023, as they do in 2022.

The Cardinals gave up right-handed pitcher John Oviedo and a prospect, third baseman Malcolm Nunez. Fortunately for St. Louis, the Cardinals are unusually deep at this position with Nolan Arenado and MLB 6th ranked prospect, Jordan Walker.

Does this signal that the Cards will not need to deal Walker, or are out on Juan Soto? We will see.

A frantic 18 hours is ahead. Stay tuned.

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