Quentin, for those not familiar, is the 28 year old White Sox outfielder who has had one monster season and two above average seasons since then. He has a career OPS of .835 and wouldn't become a free agent until the 2013 season.
According to MLBTR, the Sox are looking to ship him, but the return they want may be pricey. One report lists them wanting bullpen help, another says bullpen help wouldn't be enough. Quentin is movable to the Sox after they acquired Dunn. Quentin and Dunn are equally terrible outfielders leaving Quentin the odd man out with Dunn at 1st and Konerko returning.
The main reason the Pirates may want to pursue Quentin is to stick him at 1st base. Quentin is athletic enough that he'd probably have no trouble handling a move to first, and could actually go from a defensive liability in the outfield to a possible plus defender at first. This would give Pedro two more years to prove he can handle third base, while locking 1st base down through 2012. The other main advantage this would create is that Jones/Diaz would be (I assume) a strict platoon in RF, unless one's play demanded a full-time job.
First things first, is Quentin a player we want?
Second, if yes, what kind of package do you think would be enough to acquire him?
Hanny, Meek, Maholm, Doumit, AA SP's, Ohlendorf all have been mentioned in some capacity as possible trade pieces. What do you fellas think?