Big trades are just part of the business in Major League Baseball this time of year, and with every trade comes goodbyes.
After teammate Jose Quintana was dealt to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, Chicago White Sox starting pitchers Derek Holland and Carlos Rodon cued up Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" to bid farewell to their fellow lefty.
We say good bye to a unreal teammate and will be missed in the club house. @carlos_rodon55 and I say our final good bye to @jose_quintana24 and thank him for the good times here and making me feel right at home when I signed here. Best of luck to you buddy. #seeyajose #Q #whitesoxnation #goodluckwithcubbies #farmove #givingyourclothesawayyouleft
Of course, the two could only muster so much sappiness before turning to the real issue at hand: raiding Quintana's unattended locker.
On the bright side, with Quintana headed only so far as the crosstown Cubs, we have a feeling the trio will be able to reunite at some point.
-- David DeChant