Found January 02, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
            Acquired OF-R Carlos Quentin from the White Sox for RHP Simon Castro and LHP Pedro Hernandez. [12/31] Back in December 2007, then-Arizona general manager Josh Byrnes traded Quentin to the White Sox for Chris Carter. Now serving as the Padres’ main man, Byrnes has attempted to quench his lineup’s thirst for power by acquiring Quentin in a surprising deal. There are no questions about it. Quentin brings power and hit-by-pitches by the truckload. His 71 home runs over the last three seasons are the 31st-most in the game, and more than glamorous free-agent outfielder signings Josh Willingham and Michael Cuddyer. Meanwhile, no batter is more accustomed to being struck by pitches over that duration than Quentin. Only Chase Utley, with two fewer beanings in nearly 250 more plate appearances, is within 15 plunkings of Quentin. Everyone else may as well be playing a different game. Those home runs and hit-by-pitches have fueled Quentin’s .245/.336/.479 line over the las...

Padres get Quentin from White Sox for 2 prospects

The San Diego Padres have acquired two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox in an attempt to bolster their anemic offense. Quentin grew up in the San Diego area and was a two-time All-Star with the White Sox. He has four consecutive 20-homer seasons, including 36 in 2008. The White Sox will receive minor league pitchers Simon Castro, a right-hander...

What To Expect from Carlos Quentin in PETCO Park

Determining what a player can do is always a tricky task. The great thing is that if you do it accurately, you’ll look like a genius, and if you make the wrong call, nobody will call you on it, so long as you sounded like you knew what you were talking about. Hopefully I’ll accomplish the former as I weigh in on Carlos Quentin’s 2012 campaign. There are a number...

Carlos Quentin Traded to Padres

The San Diego Padres desperately need help at the plate. Their anemic offense last year killed any chance that the Padres could reach the playoffs. To help score some runs, San Diego traded a pair of prospects to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Carlos Quentin. Quentin, who grew up in San Diego, should be able to help right away. Since becoming a regular four years ago, the 29...

Sox trade Quentin to Padres for two minor league pitchers

The White Sox traded outfielder Carlos Quentin and his potential $8 million salary to San Diego for a pair of pitching prospects.

BP Unfiltered: Quentin Trade Thoughts by Daniel Rathman

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...

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...

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...

White Sox ship Quentin and his cost to Padres

Oft-injured Sox right fielder goes for 2 minor league pitchersCall it rebuilding, re-tooling or maybe even re-investing, but this is your White Sox offseason so far: They have lost No. 1 starter Mark Buehrle and starting left fielder Juan Pierre to free agency, and closer Sergio Santos and starting right fielder Carlos Quentin in trade.

Daily Friar 1.1.12

  Here it is, the first Daily Friar of the new year. With the turn to a new calendar it brings exciting things into view for Padres baseball. After the Quentin trade yesterday, and whatever trades may come between now and the beginning of the season, I'm getting very excited about the upcoming season. Rest assured as well that you will have a Daily Friar to look at every...

Player Profile #193: Carlos Quentin | OF | SD

Quentin is (snap into Rob Lowe’s character on Parks and Recreation) LITrully one of the hardest players to rank (snap back out). He has the potential to be a top 10 outfielder, especially when power is down across the league, but injuries limit him. Over his four seasons with the White Sox he has averaged 119.5 games per season and has never made it past 131. It’s not good that...

Viciedo likely to inherit right with Quentin gone

The 2011 challenge facing Dayan Viciedo is not to exactly replace Carlos Quentin. That task seems too lofty of a goal for the 5-foot-11, 230-pounder, who all but officially became the starting White Sox right fielder when Quentin was traded to the Padres on Saturday for right-handed Minor League pitcher Simon Castro and southpaw Pedro Hernandez.
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