Toronto Blue Jays left field trade possibilities

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Jul 4, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (18) at bat during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Quentin  –  San Diego Padres

Contract Remaining:  1 year, $8M  ($10M mutual option in 2016, $3M buyout)

Another victim of the San Diego Padres’ outfield situation could be Carlos Quentin, who has taken a bit of a fall himself since his starring days with the Chicago White Sox.  Due to knee injuries, Quentin has not appeared in more than 86 games in either of the past three seasons.

In 2014, Quenton made it into just 50 games, posting an ugly .177 / .284 / .315 slash line with just four home runs.  His career .484 slugging percentage is very encouraging and Quentin has had seasons with good vision at the plate, but this is the wrong time in his career to be adding him.

Similarly to Maybin, the cost involved here does not make sense for the level of upgrade that the Toronto Blue Jays would be receiving in return.  There is a reason that clubs are willing to trade players, and that reason is rarely a good one.  Add to his declining play the fact that Quentin has a reputation for being, well, an absolute lunatic on the field, and this one doesn’t really add up for the Jays.

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