I'm fine with the Padres extending Carlos Quentin. I'm just not as excited as others might be. To me it feels like I'm living in an apartment and I just signed a lease for another 3 years. It's a little boring in that I'm already living there, but it's nice because I don't have to move and I have definitive plans for the future. The complex has got a gym and a hot tub, but it's got some plumbing issues too that show up a few times a year, but at least I've put down some roots.
That's the same way the Padres can look at their future, they know they have a middle of the order bat and a left fielder for the next 3 years when he's healthy. For a team that always seems to be scraping together a team in mid-February you can take some comfort in that.
It looks like the reviews of this extension fall into a couple categories. The national press doesn't like it. The local press seems to approve. The local bloggers view it as fresh, but on the verge of spoiling. If it were milk they'd be sniffing and sipping unsure if they should pour it on their cereal or down the sink.
As always if you find anymore opinions send them my way and I'll add them.
This extension as it stands now is on the same level as The Incredible Hulk, which is exactly what Quentin is.
Twitter / keithlaw
30-year-old oft-injured DH. Why lock him up?
Twitter / joe_sheehan
Carlos Quentin's age 30-32 seasons in basically the worst park in baseball for his skill set. This ends well.
Examining The Carlos Quentin Extension: MLB Rumors
The qualifying offers are expected to fall in the $12.5MM range, and the Padres apparently value Quentin as a $10MM player on a multiyear deal, so $12.5MM for one year doesn’t sound unreasonable given the possibility of draft pick compensation. If nothing else, additional picks provide teams with a larger budget and more flexibility for the draft, which remains the most efficient way for organizations to obtain impact talent.
Padres Extend Carlos Quentin - Chicken Friars
The deal shows a huge commitment from the new ownership, and the Quentin signing should get Padre fans excited. To me, it shows that the front office is willing to spend a little money to keep an impact bat in the lineup.
619Sports - Trading Headley the Right Move for Padres’ Return to Respectability
Even with Quentin’s injury history, it’s a move that makes financial sense in the current MLB marketplace, where consistent 25+ HR power generally has a price tag several million dollars higher per year.
Bob Scanlan - Carlos Quentin and the San Diego Padres agree to a 3 year contract extension with an option for a fourth year.
If he stays healthy there is not reason to believe he won’t continue to be a 25+ HR threat a year, that will add some much needed RBI production, and consistency to the Padres lineup. At a minimum it is nice to see that the pending ownership change is not handcuffing the baseball operations department from continuing to make the team better and move forward.
Twitter / mickeykoke:.
I Will be buying a Carlos Quentin jersey now. #18 represent.
Avenging Jack Murphy: Carlos Quentin's NTC is not my biggest fear
The truth of the matter is that Carlos Quentin is a legitimate threat and if the Padres are ever going to retain/lure a hitter like that to PETCO they'll have to overpay in some fashion. The Padres are overpaying with the NTC but that's OK. A major league franchise should be able to survive salaries of $9.5 million, $9.5 million, and $8 million over the next three years.
Twitter / thesacbunt
I like Quentin and bringing him back but for $30 million? Does he really get $30 million on the open market?
Twitter / woedoctor
Quentin's deal doesn't break the bank & I don't think it's "bad," I just wonder if Byrnes is right in assuming this roster's on the brink.
Friarhood - Padres Close to Extending Carlos Quentin
Although I do admire that the Padres are trying to lock up players, I'm not sure investing $27-30M on a injury prone player with bad knees that will be in his 30's during the length of the contract is a wise thing to do.