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Hawk Harrelson on trade: 'If you can make your ballclub better, I don't give a (bleep) who it's with'

Hawk Harrelson on trade: 'If you can make your ballclub better, I don't give a (bleep) who it's with'

Hawk Harrelson loves Jose Quintana. But he might love the trade that ships him to the North Side even more.

“I’m happy, and I’ll tell you why,” Harrelson said by phone minutes after the Cubs and White Sox announced the five-player deal.

“Like we talked about last year, Chris Sale was my third-favorite all-time White Sox player. But he wasn’t going to do us any good going forward. Same for Quintana. A terrific young man and a hell of a pitcher. If what we got is commensurate with his talent, I think it’s a hell of a deal.”

The trade sends four prospects — outfielder Eloy Jiménez, right-hander Dylan Cease, first baseman Matt Rose and infielder Bryant Flete — to...

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