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Gaslamp Ball Feb 28, 2015

Spring Training Update For February 27

In today's update, we have a lot of first basemen, some live batting practice, and a Hall of Famer dropping by camp. So remember how Carlos Quentin brought a first baseman's glove to camp? He's not the only one. Nearly a dozen players in the big league camp are working on their skills at the position. Pity poor #Padres coach Glenn Hoffman (he works with the infielders). There's are 10 players in camp getting reps at 1B. Hello, calluses! — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) February 27, 2015 Even Will Middlebrooks is getting in on the action. And how's Quentin looking in the infield?...
Friars on Base Feb 27, 2015

Padres Rumors: Quentin To Waive No Trade Clause?

One of the major question marks heading into spring training for the San Diego Padres is what the heck is going to happen with Carlos Quentin? There is no real room for him in the outfield, unless a awful string of injuries occur.  Quentin brought a first baseman mitt to give the Padres some options […] Padres Rumors: Quentin To Waive No Trade Clause? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 26, 2015

Padres News: Quentin and Kemp best friends now?

We all remember the infamous fight a few seasons ago between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dodger pitcher, Zack Greinke, beams Padres batter, Carlos Quentin. Quentin gives Greinke the stink eye. Greinke talks back. Quentin takes offense and charges. Dugouts empty, punches thrown and unkind words are exchange. Baseball brawls happen […] Padres News: Quentin and Kemp best friends now? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Feb 25, 2015

Carlos Quentin will try to play first base for the Padres because f_ck defense

It's OK, because we're used to crazy sh_t this year. In 2014, if there was one thing the Padres knew how to do, it was play defense. By Defensive Runs Saved, the Padres ranked 4th in all of baseball behind the Cardinals, Reds and Orioles. Along with bright spots in right field and third base, the first base position, manned by Yonder Alonso, was a strong contributor to our overall ranking. Over the past several years, if there was somebody on the Padres who was decidedly not known for his defense, it was Carlos Quentin. CQ has been among the worst defensive left fielders in all of baseball,...
Gaslamp Ball Feb 24, 2015

Matt Kemp on Carlos Quentin: I used to be like "eff this guy", now I'm like, "BFF this guy"*

*not an actual quote. Here, hold this in your head... Bud Black says Kemp and Carlos Quentin have talked and buried the hatchet, stemming from Greinke/Quentin brawl — Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) February 24, 2015 Once upon a time, when Carlos Quentin was thinking about ways that he could injure himself and Zack Grienke was thinking about how badly he wanted to ruin Carlos's pretty face with a baseball and both of them were thinking how manly it would be to behave like bucking stags with a bunch of sexy does in the crowd oohing and awing over them, they faced each other in a...
Friars on Base Feb 18, 2015

3 Down: Why Carlos Quentin Will Be On The Opening Day Roster

Recently, Mark Whelan opined about why San Diego Padres‘ outfielder and regular occupant of the disabled list, Carlos Quentin, has to be off the Friars’ 25-man roster by Opening Day. Here’s the thing, he still has value, even at $8 million dollars. Mark explained how if the team could get him some consistent spring at-bats […] 3 Down: Why Carlos Quentin Will Be On The Opening Day Roster - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 17, 2015

3 Up: Carlos Quentin Must be Gone by the End of Spring Training

Every day, I read a blog by marketing guru / entrepreneur Seth Godin. In one of his recent posts, he stated that successful businesses cannot allow past decisions to affect future decisions, positing this example: You’ve paid a $10,000 deposit on a machine that makes widgets at a cost of a dollar each. And you’ve waited a year […] 3 Up: Carlos Quentin Must be Gone by the End of Spring Training - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 8, 2015

Padres Rumors: What teams could want Carlos Quentin?

  It’s not a secret that the San Diego Padres would love to move their home town slugger, Carlos Quentin. The real questions are, how are Quentin’s balky knees doing and who could use this potential All-Star bat in their line-up? Early reports indicate he is doing well and ready for the season to start….so now about […] Padres Rumors: What teams could want Carlos Quentin? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 6, 2015

Padres Rumors: Tigers Could Be Interested in Carlos Quentin

News broke Tuesday afternoon that Detroit Tigers regular DH Victor Martinez, tore his medial meniscus in his left knee during an off-season workout. He is scheduled to undergo surgery this coming Tuesday and the severity of his injury will not be fully known until then. If Martinez is indeed lost for the season or at […] Padres Rumors: Tigers Could Be Interested in Carlos Quentin - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Who needs a healthy Carlos Quentin?

With Martinez set for surgery, Tigers could join a short list of teams looking for a DH.

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