Padres Planning Extension Offers For Quentin, Street

The Padres are planning to offer multiyear contract extensions to Carlos Quentin and Huston Street and will likely make such proposals before the trade deadline, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.  Sources say that current owner John Moores and incoming owner Ron Fowler have both "given the go-ahead" to GM Josh Byrnes to try and keep the two players, who have both been frequently mentioned as trade candidates.

The sale of the team is "close" to being approved by Major League Baseball, which is perhaps why the Padres are comfortable in committing millions to the duo.  Quentin can be a free agent this winter, while Street is in the last guaranteed season of a three-year, $22.5MM extension he signed with the Rockies before the 2010 season.  Street's deal carries a $9MM mutual option for 2013 that will pay him a $500K buyout if the Padres decline.

It would be somewhat of a surprise if the Padres lock up either man since, as Heyman notes, the Padres have traditionally had problems in keeping their stars on long-term contracts and it's "a major step" that the club seems willing to commit to Quentin and Street.  Both players have expressed an interest in remaining with the team and Quentin is a San Diego native, though it's a risky move for a small-market team to spend big on a closer (especially given the Padres' deep bullpen) and an outfielder with Quentin's injury history.  The team could, of course, still explore trades if they are unable to come to agreements with Quentin or Street before July 31.  

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19 Comments on "Padres Planning Extension Offers For Quentin, Street"

3 years 2 months ago

At least see what you can get for either of them first

3 years 2 months ago

Well I’d guess that they have and either don’t like what they’re being offered or are trying to raise the price by letting other teams know that they’re not averse to keeping them

Tim Valencia
3 years 2 months ago

Ii am really hopping they are just trying to squeeze more out of the teams asking for them. Quentin isnt a long term player for the padres and Street is overpaid and easily replaceable.

3 years 2 months ago

Why isn’t Quentin a long term player? Who says the Padres offer him more than two years? And how Is Street overpaid? The Padres relief core has been decimated by trades and injuries. They need stability. Especially in close games in Petco park.

3 years 2 months ago

Less than 103 games played in field for 4 straight seasons, a plummeting batting average after 6 game hot streak and atrocious defense. That is why Quentin is not a long term player.

3 years 2 months ago

His advanced defensive metric would not support he’s been horrible this year. And I realize that metric is less reliant in a sample size. In fact I don’t value that particular one much at all.

However, I watch the games and he’s been very solid. Not even close to what you’re claiming. Every player goes through slumps.

I didn’t expect him to continue a hot streak. Who did? No one. He’s a game changer the Padres have lacked. Especially on a team that needs to protect young players.

I know you have a bias against him, saying, the Quentin trade was the “worst in Padres history”. Fail.

The Padres do not have any MiLB OF’rs that are ready to fill in his shoes. Yes, his injury history is a concern, one I will take for a relatively cheap game changer to protect the youngsters.

3 years 2 months ago

And I almost forgot that RED HOT .320 SLG. since June 6th. He had 6 hot games and has stunk it up since then. No way to spin it no matter how hard you want to try, and you keep trying.

Advanced metrics can ONLY be applied when you take into account 3 YEARS of data. For him that places him DEAD LAST among all OF.

The fact that you don’t know that you have to take into account 3 years of data is indicative of your level of understanding of the game of baseball. Take a few minutes and actually READ some of the leaders in sabermetrics like Tango.

I am sure that you think the pitiful attempt he made on the ball in LF on the 18th was “solid” defense. Typical.

3 years 2 months ago

Are you literally capitalizing words for emphasis? I think I can read your comments and comprehend what you’re trying to convey without that.

No one is trying to spin anything but you. Your bias you have shown from the jump has been obvious and pretty amusing, actually. So, of course you don’t want him around.

You were insanely quiet when he was on a tear, I think we all know why [rhetorical]. lol.

If you read above, which I am never sure you actually do in responses considering your retorts, you would have noticed I acknowledged advanced metrics are not as valuable in a small sample. And it’s also probabaly the most flawed advanced metric measurement. I have watche every game, I know you “tape every game” as you say too. He’s been more than adiquate in left field. He’s never going to be a good oufielder. He may or may not have more injuries, but you don’t know that.

“The fact that you don’t know that you have to take into account 3 years
of data is indicative of your level of understanding of the game of
baseball. Take a few minutes and actually READ some of the leaders in
sabermetrics like Tango.”

I addressed that. I’m not shocked it went over your head, as usual.

Spin away, like a top. You’re not fooling anyone.

3 years 2 months ago

I agree with you on Quentin Mick, but I do think Street is overpaid. I like him as a closer, but I am not willing to spend almost 1/8 of my payroll on his position when my team is 15+ games under .500. With the success this team has in producing solid reliever after solid reliever from nobodies, I would much rather pay someone far less to close and use the excess money elsewhere. Just my two cents. (No pun intended)

3 years 2 months ago

The relief core right now in my opinion is questionable. Street offers stability. Something I believe in needs to be more emphasized due to close games. So, I believe it’s warranted. Like you, I would prefer to see that money used elsewhere in general, but think we need that because of the aforementioned reason. Hey, I was all for Bell to walk. Thought he was declining and going to be overpaid. Lets just hope if they extend Street it works out much better than that. Street is not old by any means!

Thomas Carrano
3 years 2 months ago

No, we don’t need them !!!! let the younger guys play and try and trade them for cheaper players that have more upside.

3 years 2 months ago

Trade Headley for some more pitching depth. Put Gyoko at 3rd, maybe pick up a bat for right field and the kids can play the infield and give us utility depth.

3 years 2 months ago

How often is Heyman actually correct?

Not often enough to take any of his predictions to Vegas.

I am quite sure that even Byrnes has to see how much of a mistake Quentin has been.He will play less than 103 games in the field for the 4th straight season. You cant help the team from the DL. His .206 avg since his 6 game hot streak ended on June 6th is not a good reason to resign him either. Just say no to expensive, chronically injured, poor fielding players.

3 years 2 months ago

How often are you? lol

3 years 2 months ago

More often than you are judging by your recent posts.

3 years 2 months ago

Such as? lol. You’re not making a profound case for yourself. Coming from the guy who claims he’s a scout that no one knows about in the FO. lol.

Tommy Ngo
3 years 2 months ago

Our offense is not scary without Quentin in the middle who do you suggest getting to replace him?

3 years 2 months ago

Why not trade Quentin and get something for him right now, and resign him over the winter if they desire.

3 years 2 months ago

+1 sounds to me like they are trying to put pressure on some interested teams to either a. rush into a trade and overpay or b. bid against themselves and overpay