Found January 03, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
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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...
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