Friday, November 13, 2015

Carlos Quentin is the Ultimate Brian Cashman Signing

Carlos Quentin sat out the entire 2015 season and contemplated retirement before the 2016 season but apparently Quentin has got the itch to return and will attempt a comeback in 2016.

Quentin bounced around last year after being traded away from the San Diego Padres in the final season of his three-year deal with the club and never made it back to the Major Leagues. San Diego traded Quentin, Cameron Maybin and Matt Wisler to the Atlanta Braves for Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton and was immediately designated for assignment by his new team. Quentin signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners and lasted just five games in Triple-A before deciding to retire.

Quentin is likely looking for a minor league deal for the 2016 season hoping to rebuild his value and has been reportedly working out at first base. Quentin was an outfielder and DH during his playing career and may interest an American League team. That American League team may be the New York Yankees as the team has a GM in Brian Cashman who loves deals that are high reward and low risk on veteran players past their primes.

Quentin is the right-handed power the Yankees are needing and fills two needs, a right-handed first basemen that can serve as depth in Triple-A now that Kyle Roller is gone and a fourth or fifth type outfielder that can play right field and hit for power off the bench. As a player Quentin averaged a .252/.346/.485 triple slash with 32 home runs per season mainly with the Chicago White Sox and the San Diego Padres.

There’s no such thing as a bad minor league deal and if Quentin is willing to sign one to play first base in Scranton with the RailRiders then Cashman needs to offer him one. Today. 

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