CQ: Man of the Year!

And to think, Carlos Quentin was a healthy Jerry Owens away from not even making the 25-man roster.

All Chuck Quentin has done is hit .296 with 35 home runs and 97 runs batted in this year as the White Sox's primary No. 3 hitter. Throw in his .398 OBP and and .589 slugging percentage and you've got a guy who should be the AL MVP.

No, he isn't a shameless self promoter like myself. No, he isn't a sexy name like A-Rod or Big Papi. But all he does is hit the crap out of the baseball and that's all you really need out of your No. 3 hitter in the order.

Can he keep it up? How does a CQ: Man of the Year weekly blog summarizing the week that was Carlos Quentin?

We'll see if I can do that. If not, I'll pass it on to Hartwig whenever he comes back from vacation.