In 2008, Carlos Quentin had an MVP caliber season for the AL Central Division Champion White Sox. Actually, he probably would’ve won the thing if he played the last month of the season; Quentin hit .288/.394/.571 with 36 home runs and 100 RBI in just 130 games before a temper-induced wrist injury ended his year [...]
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Padres GM Josh Byrnes has made quite the splash today, trading 24 year-old starting pitcher Mat Latos to the Reds for:
Edison Volquez (RHP)
Yonder Alonso (1B)
Brad Boxberger (RHP)
Yasmani Grandal (C)
Alonso, 24, has been named a top-100 prospect in each of the past three seasons. With 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto firmly entrenched at first base, Alonso [...]
There are no rules stating a franchise must spend it’s money on anything it doesn’t feel like it should. But when 2 hometown favorites—young, immensely talented, and good guys; perfect cornerstone material for a franchise—are being shunned by their own teams, when these teams obviously have the money to spend, it’s time for baseball to step in. Because it is a disgrace, and it shouldn’t stand.
The Padres have a decision to make about Adrian Gonzalez and their organization, and it needs to be made soon.