When's the best time to move McCutchen, Dozier and Quintana?

For teams looking to add top tier right-handed power, when does it make the most sense to deal for Twins second baseman Brian Dozier or Pirates star Andrew McCutchen? Getty Images

There have been a lot of trade rumors swirling around Brian Dozier of the Twins, Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates and Jose Quintana of the White Sox. There has also been a lot of speculation about what their actual trade value is, when the best time for those teams to actually trade these star players might be and what teams they really fit best in various trade scenarios. Let’s answer those questions with each player.

1. LHP Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox

2017 stats: 5.2 WAR, 13-12, 3.20 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 1.16 WHIP

Contract status: 2017: $7 million; 2018: $8.5 million; 2019: $10.5 million (team option); 2020: $11.5 million (team option).

Best time to trade him for maximum value: At the trade deadline on July 31.

The White Sox have been dangling him this offseason, and they’re asking for a huge haul in return -- which they should. However, because they haven’t been able to make a deal at this point, and haven’t had an offer that’s close to their asking price, they might be better off waiting to trade Quintana at the July trade deadline, when there would be more of a sense of urgency and competition from contending teams to land him.