"The Padres did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, but Corey Brock of MLB.com tweets Quentin will receive $9.5MM in 2013 and 2014, $8MM in 2015, and, if the 2016 option is picked up, $10MM. In a separate tweet, Brock reports Quentin is guaranteed a $3MM buyout of the option, if he plays over 320 games the next three years. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.com writes the deal includes a full no-trade clause, a pivotal stipulation for Quentin. Brock, however, tweeted there is no such clause in the deal."
Well, we've moved from being...well, ourselves, to being the Mets.
I'm really embarrassed that we paid far too much money for a player that is often injured, and prone to slumps. I don't think re-signing him was bad (when he is healthy and "on" he is certainly an excellent player), but 9.5m/yr is about 2m-3m too much, and then the no-trade clause just makes it more painful.
And now they're going to re-sign Huston Street. Why? Is this our icing on the cake of a wonderful squad? NO. The team is still rebuilding, and by going for a so-so closer first for what will be around 9m-10m/yr is a horrible way to allocate resources. If the team is going to sign people to longer, more expensive contracts, they need to use their heads.
Payroll money is still a limited quantity, so why are they wasting it?