Padres GM Byrnes compounds mistakes by extending Quentin for 3 yrs/$30 million

Padres Josh Byrnes compounds earlier mistakes by signing LF Carlos Quentin to a 3 yr/$30 million extension In the middle of Vicky Santo’s stirring comments during the induction speech for her husband Ron here in Cooperstown a member of our front office leans over to me and says, “what is Byrnes thinking”?  Earlier in the … More Padres GM Byrnes compounds mistakes by extending Quentin for 3 yrs/$30 million

Padres Quentin Injures Right Leg – Out 4-6 weeks

San Diego Padres GM Byrnes made a huge, and to the low budget Padres very expensive, mistake in trading for Carlos Quentin. The prospects he sent to the White Sox notwithstanding, Quentin had averaged only 98 games per season in the field for the White Sox over the past three seasons. Nothing indicated he would … More Padres Quentin Injures Right Leg – Out 4-6 weeks

How the Padres Blew Trade of Type A Free Agent Heath Bell

Saturday August 6, 2011 How the Padres Blew Trade of Type A Free Agent Heath Bell I keep hearing that the reasoning the Padres are giving for not trading Heath Bell is that they felt that they were not being offered two draft picks worth of prospects in return. In my opinion, the Padres front … More How the Padres Blew Trade of Type A Free Agent Heath Bell