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The Red Sox would “almost certainly” try for Carlos Quentin

Jul 28, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

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Carlos Quentin‘s name has popped up in rumor gulch a few times over the past 24 hours. The Phillies are said to be interested. I presume the Braves would be too.  Now Danny Knobler tweets that the Red Sox would “almost certainly” be interested in the White Sox’ slugger too.

Only problem with that: Bob Nightengale of USA Today says, that the White Sox plan to keep him. So it’s kinda moot.

He would be quite a pickup, however. He’s hitting .265/.356/.516 with 20 homers and he’s under team control through next year.  Anyone who needs a bat should be interested if and when the White Sox take themselves off the Quentin do not call list.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Boston certainly needs more run production. We know they need another bat in that lineup. No question.

    • phukyouk - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:03 PM

      yea.. at this point that may as well unfreeze Ted Williams and see what he can do in that lineup. 12 run per game just isn’t enough we want 1200!

  2. atribecalledquestec - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    That made me LOL! Well placed sarcasm.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Why are the White Sox trading guys away? Aren’t they still in the race?

  4. Ari Collins - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Be pretty hilarious if the Red Sox got him after personally helping Chicago decide their sellers this weekend.

    Unlikely. But hilarious.

  5. clavette - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    itll be hilarious watching him play for both the sox this weekend

  6. aceshigh11 - Jul 28, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    The Red Sox need pitching, for Darwin’s sake…NOT MORE HITTING. They already lead the majors in most defensive categories (BA, R, 2B, BA, OBP, SLG) and are in the top 2 or 3 in all the others.

    Any time spent NOT looking for pitching to fill in some potential trouble spots is a waste of time.

    • oilcanjim - Jul 28, 2011 at 5:42 PM

      What every team is trying to do is improve their runs scored vs. runs allowed. It matters not whether that’s by improving offense or improving pitching….said another way, 12-10 games show up in the “W” column just the same as 1-0 games.

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