The new ownership found a way to prove thenselves, signing OF Carlos Quentin to a 3-year 27 milllion dollar extension. There even incentives! The old Padres brass did not do incentives.
Quentin was set to become a free agent, but this deal keeps him in town. The right handed hitter is hitting .273 with 9HR in 139 at bats, this move will certainly be worth it for the two years barring injury, but in the third year he will be declining. I like this deal a lot but might not later on. Next Move: Extend Street for two years fourteeen million.
The deal also has a full no trade clause, I think we will regret
this later, but now it is a great move.