This move really has me scratching my head. Quentin is entering his last season of team control and most likely wont be in San Diego past this season. The Padres arent likely to compete for the division title this year and so this move does little to get them closer to that. I guess they are getting him hoping that he has a great first-half of the season so they can trade him at the deadline for better prospects....That's the best outcome they will get out of this dealSAN DIEGO (AP)—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, and Pedro Hernandez, a left-hander.