Found January 03, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
New Year’s Eve is supposed to be a holiday, but don’t tell that to Josh Byrnes and Kenny Williams, who—for the second time—engineered a trade involving Carlos Quentin. For the White Sox, Saturday’s deal is merely a small step in the rebuilding process. For the Padres, though, it seems to suggest future moves on the horizon. As R.J. Anderson noted, Quentin is a curious pickup for the Padres, because Petco Park will sap him of his greatest asset (power) while exposing one of his biggest weaknesses (fielding). Manager Bud Black expects to use Quentin as his everyday left fielder and cleanup hitter, but the 29-year-old will be a free agent after the 2012 season, so he does little to help San Diego’s long-term hopes. Moreover, the addition of Quentin could create a roster headache for Black and Byrnes. With the outfield projecting to have Cameron Maybin in center and Will Venable platooning with Chris Denorfia in right, there are few spots remaining for the Padres’ bevy of youngste...

Padres acquire all-star OF Quentin from White Sox

The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox in the trade Friday night.The Padres sent two prospects to the Whites Sox for the all-star fielder, who hit .254 BA with 24 home runs last season. Quentin also recorded a career-high 31 doubles and 77 RBIs, making his second All-Star team.Quentin gives some pop to San Diego’s struggling lineup...

Padres open to offering Quentin an extension

The San Diego Padres appear to be open to the idea of offering newly acquired outfielder Carlos Quentin a contract extension.Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said the team had its payroll situation under control, and could afford to make a substantial offer to keep Quentin in San Diego for a while."Our payroll model is setting up well," Byrnes said. "We’re not...

Breaking Down The Carlos Quentin Trade

First things first – the Padres won this deal and it’s not close. They acquired Carlos Quentin, a right-handed power hitter who can get on base at an above-average clip, and surrendered to unspectacular prospects to get him. Let’s assume Quentin hits .260/.340/.500 through the middle of July of next season, but San Diego is 12 games back in the division and is...

San Diego Padres might talk extension with Carlos Quentin

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Do the Padres and Braves Match Up For an Outfielder?

After the San Diego Padres traded for Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox this past weekend, they seem to be flush with outfielders. Are the Atlanta Braves a good match for one of their several corner outfielders?Maybe, maybe not. It's established that Cameron Maybin is going to be starting in center field for them in 2012, as he should. I think at this point in time, he...

Carlos Quentin to the Padres for Pair of Arms

Kenny Williams is making good on his promise to start rebuilding in Chicago. The White Sox general manager said that he would be trading away some of the veterans on the team and Carlos Quentin was one of the principle names mentioned. Sergio Santos was dealt during the Winter Meetings for the same purpose. MLBtraderumors broke the story as they normally do. Our own...

Your Morning Dump...Where Quentin didn't fit the Red Sox mold

Every morning we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. According to a major league source, the Red Sox weren’t engaged in talks for outfielder Carlos Quentin, whom the White Sox traded to the Padres Saturday for pitching prospects Simon Castro...

Let there be news - Volume 2

Andrew Bailey, Carlos Quentin, Melvin Mora, and the end of another year.Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.
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