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Old 05-01-2015, 04:01 PM
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Default Carlos Quentin Retires

FOX Sports is reporting that Quentin, a two-time All-Star, has decided to retire at the age of 32

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal 2h2 hours ago
Sources: Carlos Quentin in process of retiring. Will receive rest of $8M salary. #Braves had released him from guaranteed major-league deal.

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal 2h
Quentin left the #Mariners’ Triple A club last night.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:07 PM
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Too bad. Guy had so much talent and was fun to watch before he broke his hand
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:19 PM
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A shame to see him go. For a few months in 2008 he was my favorite ballplayer in the entire world. I loved his batting stance. I loved the intensity he brought to the game. I loved his hair. I loved that he was smart and graduated from Stanford in 3 years. Most of all I loved that he made the scoreboard light up and the fireworks go off.

He was never the same again after he injured himself (in a dumb way), but as with all things I forget the bad and always remember the good.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:39 PM
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Really liked him for the bried moment he was a shooting star for the Sox. Too bad.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:47 PM
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I'll never forget the summer of '08.

What a shame he could not repeat it.

Great guy.Never afraid to fight (ask Zach Greinke).

Thanks for trying,Carlos. just wish you hadn't shattered your wrist after striking out against Cliff Lee in September of '08. The playoffs could have looked a lot different with a healthy Quentin,IMO.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:56 PM
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I was at that Sunday night game on Memorial Day weekend when he had two homers including a walk off against John Lakey. It was a shame he was a head case and broke his wrist, but what can you do? Cliff Lee was the best pitcher in baseball that season. There wasn't any shame of striking out against him...
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:01 PM
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Had his moments just never could stay healthy.

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Old 05-01-2015, 06:19 PM
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What a shame. He was outstanding that one year. Thanks for giving Sox fans your best Carlos!
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:55 PM
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Yes one of my favs....intenese as hell
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:23 PM
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He had the MVP in the bag in 2008 before he broke his hand. It's a real shame he couldn't stay on the field, he could have been really special.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:42 PM
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Had him pegged as the next best thing in White Sox world. Shame it didn't happen. Hard worker, intelligent, and likeable.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:35 PM
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NO!
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:53 PM
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I'll never forget the summer of '08.

What a shame he could not repeat it.

Great guy.Never afraid to fight (ask Zach Greinke).

Thanks for trying,Carlos. just wish you hadn't shattered your wrist after striking out against Cliff Lee in September of '08. The playoffs could have looked a lot different with a healthy Quentin,IMO.
A healthy The Carlos Quentin, a rotation not messed up by the need to win games 161, 162 and 163 . . . I often think about what could have been in 2008.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:59 PM
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A healthy The Carlos Quentin, a rotation not messed up by the need to win games 161, 162 and 163 . . . I often think about what could have been in 2008.
I really think they could have beaten Tampa Bay. They handled them in the regular season that year. They may have handled Boston in the ALCS too. I think '08 was the Phillies' year though. Perhaps the Sox would have lost to Phily in the WS.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:36 AM
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Even though the Cubs had the best record in the NL in 2008 I can remember thinking in September that I wouldn't trade rosters with them.

We had had what appeared to be young cornerstone players emerging in Quentin, Ramirez, Danks, and Floyd, as well as a core from 2005 that was still in their early 30s. I thought we had a nice passing of the torch where we could have some young and cheap superstars surrounded by Konerko, Dye, Thome and Buehrle. Buehrle was still 29, and although Konerko had a bad year by September it began to look like he was back on track.

I really thought the relatively cheap contracts of our young guys would allow us to be really competitive.
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