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The Mets' acquisition of Shawn Green on the cheap favors one player in fantasy baseball, but it's not Green.
It's been four seasons since Green was a decent fantasy option. He's sitting on 11 home runs and 51 RBI, which would be fine -- in June. Green gives the Mets some outfield depth in the event fellow underachiever Cliff Floyd isn't ready to play in October, and it means raw rookie Lastings Milledge, no great fantasy option either these days, will play less.
The big winner here is Carlos Quentin, who was so clearly ready to be an everyday corner outfielder a month ago that it's shocking the Diamondbacks didn't act sooner. Quentin hasn't hit much this month in sporadic appearances, but in his first week after being promoted to the big club in July he slugged four home runs and knocked in nine runs. Quentin knows the strike zone, he takes walks and gets hit by many pitches, and he has enough power to hit 25-30 home runs next season, or five a month starting now. He's a smart addition even in mixed leagues for the last five weeks of the season.