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samurai_sox
12-31-2011, 02:57 PM
Carlos you were a beast in 2008, and one of my favorites of the post 2005 era.

Lip Man 1
12-31-2011, 03:06 PM
Best of luck to Q, he'll need it in the park he's playing half his games in.

Lip

LITTLE NELL
12-31-2011, 03:12 PM
Thanks Carlos, hate to see you go. You never dogged it and gave it your all.
Good luck in SD and hit some HRs against the Flubs.

SI1020
12-31-2011, 03:22 PM
I know Petco is considered a pitcher's park but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if TCQ thrives in his hometown. I'll miss him and I'm pretty bummed out right now.

vinny
12-31-2011, 03:23 PM
So long, TCQ. Keep working on that swing and stay healthy.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-31-2011, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the memories, TCQ. Your temper probably cost you an MVP award in '08, but since then, you reeled it in.

Wish it could have ended differently, but thanks for being a big part of this club for the last 4 years. Good luck, TCQ, may you blast some homers against your old friends in the NL West.

LongLiveFisk
12-31-2011, 04:08 PM
Good luck, Carlos! :smile:

gobears1987
12-31-2011, 04:19 PM
I know Petco is considered a pitcher's park but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if TCQ thrives in his hometown. I'll miss him and I'm pretty bummed out right now.

I think people are more worried about him covering that outfield. They can't hide him as a DH. He'll be fine as a hitter.

soxfanreggie
12-31-2011, 04:23 PM
Enjoyed your 2008 season, and thought you were going to be MVP up until the last few weeks. You became a recent favorite of many Sox fans, and we can only hope that the return we got from you will develop into players that can help us for the future.

You will definitely be cheered when you make your way back to the Cell.

balke
12-31-2011, 04:41 PM
To me that answers the question "Are we rebuilding or retooling"?

This is a rebuild and salary dump. Not that TCQ was expensive - but every little cut will count. Hope for the best - expect the best and year after year lose some older players and cut payroll. 3-4 years from now go back into spend mode.

edit: sorry meant this for the trade thread. I do appreciate Carlos - great hitter. Wondering if getting away from Walker could help him this coming year.

NardiWasHere
12-31-2011, 04:53 PM
His first year was fun until he hurt himself and cost the team a shot at doing something in the playoffs.

Everything since then has just been frustrating.

HomeFish
12-31-2011, 05:06 PM
I just learned about this trade. I literally feel sick to my stomach, this is the worst the White Sox have made me feel since the four-game series against the Twins in 2003.

I loved Carlos Quentin. I loved his batting stance, I imitated it in everything from intramural softball to minigolf. I loved his intensity and tried to bring the same kind of obsessive dedication to the competitive activities I care about. I loved his hair, I loved the fact that he was not just a good athlete but also a smart guy who graduated from Stanford in three years. I loved the story about how Quentin came to be on the White Sox.

My pet gecko already had a name when Quentin joined the Sox, but I decided that Quentin would be his middle name.

When Carlos Quentin struggled and was ineffective, I never talked **** about him on WSI. Some people think that I am a negative nancy who complains about everything, but if you follow me well you'll know that I have "my guys" on the Sox who I never, ever criticize even if they deserve to be criticized. Juan Uribe was my guy for a long time, but Carlos Quentin was the mayor of my guys town.

Good luck in San Diego.

Soxman219
12-31-2011, 05:48 PM
Good Luck in SD.:smile:

Bucky F. Dent
12-31-2011, 06:07 PM
Best of luck, TCQ

all*star quentin
12-31-2011, 10:09 PM
What can I say, You're an All*Star. :gulp:

Red Barchetta
12-31-2011, 11:18 PM
Too bad they didn't want Dunn! Sorry to see "Q" go. He played hard and was competitive. I wish more guys had his heart. :whiner:

Noneck
12-31-2011, 11:58 PM
He carried that 2008 year team like not many Sox players I have seen, until he got hurt. He should be a memorable Sox player because of that year.

ChiSoxGal85
01-01-2012, 07:25 AM
Good luck in San Diego, TCQ. I love your intensity and your 2008 season in particular was fun to watch.

I liked those Sox commercials he starred in in where he was practicing his stance "everywhere"; they were an inside joke in my family for a while.

Tragg
01-01-2012, 10:56 AM
He carried that 2008 year team like not many Sox players I have seen, until he got hurt. He should be a memorable Sox player because of that year.
+1
The TB series might have been different with him, too.

October26
01-01-2012, 11:51 AM
Good luck in San Diego, TCQ. I love your intensity and your 2008 season in particular was fun to watch.

I liked those Sox commercials he starred in in where he was practicing his stance "everywhere"; they were an inside joke in my family for a while.

+1 and well said, CSG85.

Good luck and farewell, TCQ.

Foulke You
01-01-2012, 03:59 PM
He carried that 2008 year team like not many Sox players I have seen, until he got hurt. He should be a memorable Sox player because of that year.
That 2008 season for Carlos was one of the best all around offensive seasons I've seen a Sox hitter have. It was early 90s Frank Thomas-esque. Carlos put up some big numbers but it was WHEN he got those hits that season. Whenever the team needed a big HR or a big double late in the game, he was the one delivering it. Also, in April and May of that year when the team was in one of their patented Walker-esque offensive funks, Quentin was one of the bright spots. Post 2008 Carlos was a solid hitter but he never quite found that MVP groove again. Carlos was one of my favorite current Sox players and I'll miss him. Good luck in SD and tear it up in the NL!

thomas35forever
01-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Good luck, Q. Glad you made your four years here worthwhile.

SOXSINCE'70
01-01-2012, 05:37 PM
I'll never forget the game at Comiskey Park the night before Memorial Day,2008.Quentin hit a 2 run HR and a game winner in the 9th off John Lackey for a 3-2 win over the Halos.I just wish the 2008 Quentin had stuck around for 2009,2010 and 2011.I guess injuries put an end to that wish.Good Luck,CQ.

SOXSINCE'70
01-01-2012, 05:39 PM
+1
The TB series might have been different with him, too.

A semi-healthy Joe Crede wouldn't have hurt the team.IIRC,2008 was his last year with the Sox.

StillMissOzzie
01-01-2012, 10:50 PM
Kinda surprised that SD picked up an arb eligible guy like TCQ, but so be it.

Adios, TCQ, your 2008 season woulda/coulda/ shoulda been one for the ages. Wish they could have kept you on the field a bit more. Good luck at Petco, and pound some lumps on the Cubs for us.

SMO
:gulp:

Rikirk
01-02-2012, 12:03 AM
Thanks TCQ...

Youre one of the greats. Best of luck.:D:

asindc
01-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Thank you, TCQ. :gulp:

mccoydp
01-04-2012, 11:19 AM
I'll never forget the game at Comiskey Park the night before Memorial Day,2008.Quentin hit a 2 run HR and a game winner in the 9th off John Lackey for a 3-2 win over the Halos.I just wish the 2008 Quentin had stuck around for 2009,2010 and 2011.I guess injuries put an end to that wish.Good Luck,CQ.

I was there for that game. Carlos provided all of the Sox offense that night. Great game!

The Immigrant
01-04-2012, 11:34 AM
His 2008 season is one of my all-time favorites for a Sox player. He was on an absolute tear after coming out of nowhere, narrowly avoiding a trip to Charlotte thanks only to a Jerry Owens injury :o:. Think about that for a second. That was the year my wife accused me of having a man-crush on Quentin, and she was right.

Every year since 2008 I looked forward to Quentin repeating that MVP-caliber season, but it never materialized. Too many injuries, too much inconsistency, and perhaps becoming a little too pull-happy as a result of the home ballpark all conspired to bring him down to earth. His ABs were still a treat to watch, but over time I realized his 2008 season was a fluke that would not be repeated. He was a solid player and will be missed in our lineup, but he is not the superstar I expected him to become.

asindc
01-04-2012, 11:47 AM
I was there for that game. Carlos provided all of the Sox offense that night. Great game!

I believe that was also the last game in which the 2005 Jose Contreras showed up.

soxinem1
01-04-2012, 12:15 PM
His 2008 season is one of my all-time favorites for a Sox player. He was on an absolute tear after coming out of nowhere, narrowly avoiding a trip to Charlotte thanks only to a Jerry Owens injury :o:. Think about that for a second.

That is so true. Carlos was not having a good spring and kind of made the team by default.

If Owens doesn't get hurt, 2008 AL Central Championship does not happen.

Either way, he was fun to watch, especially when he was in one of those streaks. He could carry the team for days at a time.

mccoydp
01-04-2012, 03:17 PM
I believe that was also the last game in which the 2005 Jose Contreras showed up.

I think you're right, if I remember correctly.

manders_01
01-04-2012, 07:02 PM
I've kinda been avoiding this thread as to somehow avoid the reality of TCQ being gone. I'll miss ya, bud! Thanks for your time on the Southside!

MikeKreevich
01-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Good bye to the man who could grow a beard in three hours. You were my favorite player. Underapprecciated in my opinion.