2014 Padres Year In Review: Carlos Quentin
We continue our look back at 2014 with a look at Carlos Quentin. Since coming over from the Chicago White Sox in 2012, Carlos hasn’t been able to stay healthy. That showed again as he only played in 50 games because of injury, his lowest since his first year of 2006.
He only put up a .177/.284/.315 line with just four homers and 18 RBI.
Quentin is slated to make $8 million next year with a $10 million mutual option with a $3 million buyout for 2016. The Padres would like nothing more than to figure out a way to get his salary off the books.
Even with their increased financial flexibility, Quentin can’t really be trusted to stay healthy and be a cog on a playoff team. He would be much better suited for an American League team where he can serve as a DH and be a right-handed power option or even a platoon with a lefty hitter (I hear Oakland loves platoon guys)
The Padres have questions all over and one of them is Quentin. If they can’t move Quentin, how much can he really be trusted? The Padres could certainly use a power bat like his in the lineup everyday, but he hasn’t shown to be able to do that.
Quentin again struggled with injury. The question is will it be his last as a Padre?