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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Carlos Quentin’s season likely over

Man, this guy’s career makes me want to cry.

Carlos Quentin’s ailing left knee won’t require surgery. It will, however, likely sideline the Padres’ beleaguered left fielder the rest of the year.

A second opinion on the bone bruise reiterated that rest is the best course of action to heal an injury that Quentin sustained while diving for a ball in spring training. The 31-year-old outfielder missed 39 games to start the year and has been limited to 50 games in his third season in this injury-plagued tenure in San Diego…

Since the Padres acquired him before the start of the 2012 season for two minor league pitchers, he has had three surgeries on his right knee. Along the way, Quentin has played in just 218 games for the Padres, has never hit more than 16 homers and hasn’t driven in more than 46. He landed on the disabled list with left knee soreness for a second time this year in late July while sitting on a .177 average, four homers and 18 RBIs.

By the time this season ends, the Padres will have paid him $26 million.

They are also on the hook for another $8 million in 2015 for the final year of a three-year, $27 million extension…

The District Attorney Posted: August 26, 2014 at 11:08 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Batman Posted: August 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM (#4779257)
Newspapers should always have a "Carlos Quentin's season likely over" story ready to go, like with obituaries for old celebrities.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 26, 2014 at 11:40 AM (#4779264)
I honestly didn't realize it had begun. How is he still in the National League?
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 26, 2014 at 11:43 AM (#4779269)
I too am surprised to hear that Carlos Quentin's season had begun.
   4. Lassus Posted: August 26, 2014 at 11:51 AM (#4779274)
Thirded.
   5. Cargo Cultist Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM (#4779296)
Money for nothing, chicks for free...
   6. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4779306)
Nick Johnson, Carlos Quentin... my pet theory is that there are more guys like this in the MLB because 40+ years ago guys that fragile would basically have no careers/ careers would end with first significant injury, now modern medicine can put these guys back together again and again and again...
   7. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4779307)
double post
   8. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:35 PM (#4779316)

Nick Johnson, Carlos Quentin... my pet theory is that there are more guys like this in the MLB because 40+ years ago guys that fragile would basically have no careers/ careers would end with first significant injury, now modern medicine can put these guys back together again and again and again...


Carlos is doubly plagued in the fact that getting hit by pitches has always been a big part of his offensive portfolio, but his body isn't really suited for the consequences.

   9. TJ Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM (#4779317)
We should start referring to this guy as "The Ghost of Carlos Quentin" as in "Players swear they have seen sporadic appearances of The Ghost of Carlos Quentin in the locker room, but these sightings have been unable to be statistically confirmed so far..."
   10. Ray (RDP) Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM (#4779318)
I always get him confused with the immortal Carlos Quintana.
   11. catomi01 Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM (#4779322)
Carlos is doubly plagued in the fact that getting hit by pitches has always been a big part of his offensive portfolio, but his body isn't really suited for the consequences.


If I remember right, that accurately describes early-career Johnson as well. The 1st injury I remember - the one that cost him a full season in the minors - was a broken hand or wrist on a HBP...that was also one of the more commonly cited reasons (excuses) for him not developing power to go along with the OBP.
   12. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:48 PM (#4779330)
If I remember right, that accurately describes early-career Johnson as well. The 1st injury I remember - the one that cost him a full season in the minors - was a broken hand or wrist on a HBP...that was also one of the more commonly cited reasons (excuses) for him not developing power to go along with the OBP.


You're right. Not Quentinian in rate, but it was part of his game.
   13. madvillain Posted: August 26, 2014 at 01:25 PM (#4779375)
Quentin broke his hand after slapping it on his bat during his first year in Chicago and it might have cost him a chance at the MVP. Carlos is too smart for his own good IMO. His body and brain are a blessing and curse for him because while he's a good all around athlete he tends to over think things (imo) and also obviously he is incredibly injury prone.
   14. Batman Posted: August 26, 2014 at 01:51 PM (#4779391)
His body and brain are a blessing and curse for him because while he's a good all around athlete he tends to over think things (imo) and also obviously he is incredibly injury prone.
I remember reading that the White Sox didn't want to DH him because of that. If they didn't give him the distraction of running after and missing fly balls, he would drive himself insane between at bats.
   15. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 26, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4779392)
The Diamondbacks might still win the Carlos Quentin/Chris Carter trade after all!
   16. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 26, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4779439)
Quentin's career has to be nearing its end, right? He hasn't played more than 86 games in three years, and he was just absolutely terrible in the little time he was able to get on the field. Maybe he should take some of the money he's made, use those brains and start a business or something.
   17. Howie Menckel Posted: August 26, 2014 at 04:38 PM (#4779519)

In other news, Rafael Furcal's 2014 season began and ended as well.
He hit .171 in 35 AB as the Marlins' regular 2B from June 13 til June 21 - then his body remembered, "Wait, I sat out last year entirely. How am I playing MLB again?"

   18. RJ in TO Posted: August 26, 2014 at 05:53 PM (#4779565)
Quentin's career has to be nearing its end, right? He hasn't played more than 86 games in three years, and he was just absolutely terrible in the little time he was able to get on the field. Maybe he should take some of the money he's made, use those brains and start a business or something.


He was terrible this year, but he hit the #### out of the ball in 2012 and 2013. He's got at least a couple years of non-hitting before teams give up on him, and he's unlikely to start a business that will make him more than league minimum for quite a while.
   19. depletion Posted: August 27, 2014 at 08:24 AM (#4779793)
Hopefully his knee won't send his career. I wouldn't be opposed to the Mets taking a flyer on him. Not unlike chicken soup, it couldn't hoit.
   20. Lassus Posted: August 27, 2014 at 08:34 AM (#4779796)
Hopefully his knee won't send his career. I wouldn't be opposed to the Mets taking a flyer on him. Not unlike chicken soup, it couldn't hoit.

Say no to drugs, please. Or use better ones.
   21. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 27, 2014 at 08:38 AM (#4779799)
Seems like a decent risk on a short deal for an AL team. Try and get 450 PAs out of him at DH.

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