Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Red Sox Sign Carlos Quentin—Yeah, That Carlos Quentin

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The Red Sox brass must really be shaking in their boots over the Pablo Sandoval/Mitch Moreland tandem. Today, they signed yet another 'insurance policy' in 34-year-old Carlos Quentin—who hasn't played in the majors since 2014. Reportedly, it's a minor-league deal—and Quentin will earn $750,000 if he makes the MLB roster. You might recall Quentin having decent seasons with The Pale Hose during the late stages of the second George W. Bush administration and the early part of the first Barack Obama administration. Once he was traded to the Padres in 2012, injuries and poor performances set in. Given all of that, this is a very weird signing.