The Cubs solidified one-fifth of their starting rotation for 2020 when they picked up Jose Quintana‘s option for the 2020 season.
Quintana’s option is for $10 million in the 2020 season. A price that, if Quintana can look like the steady starter he has proven to be in the past, is really not a terrible money commitment for a number three pitcher.
The Cubs saved $7 million for the 2020 season by declining Derek Holland‘s club option as well on Saturday night. Declining Holland’s option shouldn’t come as a surprise to Cubs fans. He became a lefty on lefty specialist and would not be worth the dollar value in 2020.
Aside from hiring David Ross, this set of moves represents the first dominos to fall in what will be a busy offseason for the North Siders. Be sure to follow along with us at On Tap Sports Net as the winter progresses.
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