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Phillies “have done extensive groundwork on a potential deal” for Carlos Quentin

Nov 17, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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At this point no one seems to believe Philadelphia has any chance of re-signing Jayson Werth and Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Phillies “have done what one source described as ‘extensive’ groundwork on a potential deal for” White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin.

As a right-handed, power-hitting corner outfielder Quentin makes sense as a possible replacement for Werth, except the Phillies have stud prospect Domonic Brown ready to take over for him in right field anyway.

Quentin could potentially platoon with Brown or Raul Ibanez, starting primarily versus left-handed pitching, but between the cost to acquire him from the White Sox and a likely $5 million salary via arbitration he’d make for an awfully pricey part-time player.

Stark notes that the Phillies may also have some interest in Jeff Francoeur and Jermaine Dye, both of whom make more sense than Quentin as platoon players.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Nov 17, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    FRENCHIE FRENCHIE FRENCHIE!

    • Utley's Hair - Nov 17, 2010 at 5:33 PM

      We’ll take him—as a vendor. Just think: “Phrenchie’s Phries”

      • PanchoHerreraFanClub - Nov 18, 2010 at 12:51 AM

        I doubt Frenchie will be playing this year. His $50K “gift” to a NYC bookie has to raise some eyebrows in MLB. At least you think it would. Especially, when playing for a team that always seems to underperform.

  2. Utley's Hair - Nov 17, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    Aaron, Dom Brown is not ready to take over yet. He has glaring problems in the field as well as not that big a bat. Maybe next year, but definitely not yet.

  3. Jonny 5 - Nov 17, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    If only Francisco could play a decent OF, he’d be a perfect Platoon guy with Brown. This guy missed time last season, was he hurt?

  4. dasher521 - Nov 18, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    Domonic Brown is not ready to be everyday player in the majors, offensively or defensively. They need a right handed bat. Brown needs another year at AAA. The Phillies can’t pay Ibanez $11 million to platoon or sit on the bench. He is their everyday outfielder for 2011 (no one will take his salary in a trade). From the comments, it doesn’t look like Quentin will be a fit.

  5. esfjellin - Nov 18, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    If people think that Ryan Howard swings and misses at bad pitches, wait until you see Jeff Francoeur.

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