Padres Acquire Cameron Maybin From Marlins

The Padres have acquired Cameron Maybin from the Marlins, according to Tom Krasovic of Fanhouse (via Twitter).  Florida will receive relievers Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica in exchange for the center fielder, Krasovic tweets.  The Marlins have announced that the deal is now official.

The deal will provide Maybin with a much needed change of scenery, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes (via Twitter).  The 23-year-old has yet to realize his potential after coming over to the Marlins in the 2007 Miguel CabreraDontrelle Willis trade.  Maybin's performance at the plate was particularly disappointing this season as he hit .234/.302/.361 with eight homers in 322 plate appearances.  His arrival presumably bumps Tony Gwynn from the Padres' starting lineup and makes him an even more likely non-tender candidate.

The 6'6" Webb appears to be the key to the trade, Krasovic tweets.  The right-hander could be a set-up man for the Fish and is not yet arbitration-eligible.  Heading into the 2010 season, Baseball America rated Webb as the 24th best prospect in San Diego's system.  The 24-year-old has a 94-96 mph fastball with a strong mid-80s curveball, according to the publication.  In 54 big league games this year, Webb registered a 2.90 ERA with 6.7 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.

Meanwhile, Mujica is arbitration eligible for the first time this winter.  The 26-year-old hurler turned in a 3.62 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 0.8 BB/9 across 59 games this year.


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242 Comments on "Padres Acquire Cameron Maybin From Marlins"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

$20 says Brandon Gomes is the one going to the Marlins. maybe Anthony Bass.

bonestock94
4 years 9 months ago

A 26 year old reliever in AA for a toolsy 23 year old CFer? That would be awful for the fish.

craig s (ManusBret)
4 years 9 months ago

they did just trade a 25 year old Lefty (who still has a shot to be somthing) for a nothing Special Bullpen Pitcher

fishfan4life
4 years 9 months ago

That’s because Andrew Miller is a nothing starter who gets shelled in AA.

bonestock94
4 years 9 months ago

There are probably 40 moves like this per offseason where a team tries to salvage a fallen star. Nothing new, nothing special, likely a meaningless move for either team.

craig s (ManusBret)
4 years 9 months ago

i disagree!

bonestock94
4 years 9 months ago

You really think Boston’s front office is that much more intelligent than the Marlin’s?

dizzle4
4 years 9 months ago

Two relievers: Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica

Beersy
4 years 9 months ago

Is this what the Padres gave up or just your guess? If they did give up Webb and Mujica they mat not be able to deal Bell now. As Padre fan I was excited to see the Padres trying to acquire an athletic young outfielder, but for 2 very useful bullpen arms, I’m not sure I would like this deal.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 9 months ago

Hmmm, they still have Adams, Gregerson, and Bell. They have a long history of finding solid bullpen contributors off of the scrap heap (that’s where Edward Mujica came from), and if there is one area where you shouldn’t worry about, it’s Padres and bullpens. Really. They have extra, they will always find what will work for them on the cheap. It’s the Padre way, so have faith!

The bigger question for me is if Maybin is ever going to be able to hit.

GasLampGuru
4 years 9 months ago

As a Padres fan I like the idea of taking a shot at Maybin, but I don’t like the deal its self. The Padres gave up way too much. As you say, the Padres now cannot afford to move Heath Bell or any other reliever. Bad deal by Hoyer. They should have been able to get Maybin for one of these guys given the state of the Marlins pen.

4 years 9 months ago

Too much? Middle Relief is EASILY replaceable, Mujica and Webb are two guys they can either replace for barely anything on the free agent market or internally. If I was GM, I would make this deal as well.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 9 months ago

I’m with you. The Padres will have no trouble replacing those two. And I say that liking both of them a great deal. I’d bet they already have ’em covered, and now have Maybin.

I like this deal.

GasLampGuru
4 years 9 months ago

You’re not looking at the big picture.  The Padres had a chance to trade Bell for a proven bat in the offseason, move Adams to closer, and maybe trade one more reliever to fill another opening on the roster.  By trading Mujica AND Webb in the same deal, their pen is now thin and they can’t really afford to trade Bell.
I agree that MRP is generally expendable.  I also agree that trading Webb or Mujica in a deal for Maybin makes sense.  In fact, I’ve been in favor or dealing Mujica for a while.  But by trading both in the same deal, they’re turned a surplus into a deficit and have hamstrung themselves in their ability to do other deals.  Not to mention, Webb has future closer type stuff.  I don’t think they got max value out of either pitcher by packaging them.

4 years 9 months ago

You aren’t looking far ahead enough. You are acting as if the offseason is already in the past tense, as if their turn is done and there are no more moves to make concerning the bullpen. The reality of the situation is, they can still make deals to ADD to the bullpen by both other trades and by free agency. If you look at MLBTR’s 2011 Free Agency list there are a ton of guys available there. The only way to properly judge an offseason is to actually wait until it is over.Also, you are ignoring the fact that they don’t need to necessarily go out and deal a reliever in order to improve other aspects of a team. Jed Hoyer may have his sight set on Tejada or Hudson. Patience, my friend.

Also, you dont know how many relieving prospects they have that can replace those two internally. It’s not like 6th/trash inning work is high leverage. It may not necessarily be a deficit, it may be just a smaller surplus.

4 years 9 months ago

Hudson would make a great 1 or 2 year stop over until Cumberland or Antonelli are ready. I agree that the Padres have only reduced their surplus. Plenty of bullpen pieces still.

azdsnd
4 years 9 months ago

You weren’t going to get a proven bat for Bell. The rest of this is hard to argue with, though.

GasLampGuru
4 years 9 months ago

I disagree.  Someone would have given up a solid piece for Heath Bell.  He’s a proven closer coming off a 40+ save season.  He’s at peak value right now and there are teams in need of closers.
I’m not saying they’re going to trade him for Ryan Braun.  I’m just saying they can upgrade over what they had at 2B, SS or in the OF by trading him.  Maybe something along the lines of a Howie Kendrick at 2B or something.

YODA777
4 years 9 months ago

I disagree Gaslamp. The Padre’s were not going to have a place for Mujica next year, too many other good relievers. Now Webb on the other hand was a valuable young piece imo. The Padres do have Perdomo, DeMark, Inman [might convert to relief pitcher], Gomes, Scribner, Italiano, Brach, plus a few others within two years who have shown very good promise out of the pen. The Padres can still trade Bell for a decent stick. I would still see what Clayton Richard would bring in the form of a good bat. I am not happy at all with the Padres going with Ludwick in the OF at PETCO. I think that will be a huge mistake and is a main contributor to the reason the Padres lost to the Giants. As soon as Ludwick came into the lineup, it changed the dynamic of the Padres team just enough [the Padres always lived on the edge anyway] to make them lose.

GasLampGuru
4 years 9 months ago

I have no qualms with trading Mujica.  Trading Mujica and Webb in the same deal was a mistake.  It’s hard to count on all those kids to come up a fill a role.  Had they traded say, Webb and Bell in separate deals, they had enough of a surplus to be able to fill their roles without digging too deep into to farm system.  If they trade Mujica, Webb and Bell, they will be thin.
I still disagree with your take on Ludwick.  The guy can hit, I think he put too much pressure on himself.  They have no other options with the ability to hit for the power he’s capable of hitting for.  He wasn’t the reason they lost to the Giants – there were six other guys in the lineup who all stopped hitting at the same time.  It’s not fair to lay the blame on Luddy.
I REALLY disagree with trading Richard.  The Padres are thin sans Garland, trading Richard would completely dismantle their staff.  We already appear to be headed toward a season of relying on LeBlanc in the rotation, we’d be dead in the water if we had to replace Garland and Richard.  And that says nothing of whether they bring back CY.  You just don’t ship off young lefites in their prime when they have Richard’s type of stuff.  He’s going to continue to improve.

GasLampGuru
4 years 9 months ago

Either way, I’m glad we won’t be forced to watch Gwynn flare out to the SS anymore.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Or Webb and Mujica? Wow. Thats a ton going to the Marlins! Ryan Webb is awesome he throws extremely hard and has an awesome sinker…Mujica I like a lot as well. The Marlins just got two power arms who were keys to the Padres pen in ’10…Nice!

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

Who’s saying that they acquired Webb and Mujica? I haven’t seen that anywhere. If that is the case though… Wow. Lol

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Tom Krasovic reported…Luke will post it in a sec.

And since it is the case, the Marlins totally won this trade!!!! Ryan Webb is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

4 years 9 months ago

As a padres fan, I am glad they got rid of Mujica. Looking over his stats is one thing, watching him for a whole season is another thing. For me, it just seemed like every time mujica came in during a close game, he gave up a homer. He seemed to thrive in blow out games though. Now webb, that’s a tougher pill to swallow. No worries, Frieri should fill the void and the padres pen won’t miss a beat. And we got the CF we were looking for. Good trade overall for both sides.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

He seemed to thrive in blow out games though.

It just seems that way. The whole “pitchers thrive in pressureless situations” is total BS. All players are under pressure to perform, and have been under pressure their whole pro career to get this far. It’s just a myth someone created to explain it.

4 years 9 months ago

I’m guessing you never watched mujica pitch. We’re talking about a guy that would come in during a close game and give up the tater, making a comeback more improbable, or would either come in relief in a blowout game and strikeout 3-5 hitters in 2 innings. I know is K-walk ratio is impressive, but his homeruns given up can come back and bite you.

suPaFreaK
4 years 9 months ago

Marlins are a scary team to watch next year…you have two young bullpens in Atlanta and Florida the East should see a good fight between 3 teams. Not too mention that the Marlins also have Stanton for the whole year with Hanley, Sanchez, and possibly Uggla yep the East will definitely be interesting.

suPaFreaK
4 years 9 months ago

I say possibly Uggla because he might be traded…a trade for Rasmus not a bad idea. Although if the Cardinals were to sign Uggla long term it might get in the way of their contract situation with their other players. Correct me if I’m wrong since I don’t follow the Cardinals closely.

chaifetz10
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, Uggla is not going to get you Rasmus. While he would upgrade 2B for the Cardinals, he’ll be a free agent next year. Why would they Cardinals trade a 5-tool, core player, young, cost controlled CF for a rent-a-player?

Meatball1
4 years 9 months ago

the term “5-tool” gets tossed around very loosely these days

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

Nevermind. Just came up in the post for me. Haha. That’s a steal for the Fish. Don’t like the deal from a Padres perspective.

suPaFreaK
4 years 9 months ago

Jeez that Marlin bullpen just got better

suPaFreaK
4 years 9 months ago

As a Giants fan seeing those two the last couple seasons I can attest to their effectiveness.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Absolutley…A ton better!!!

This also shows the confidence that the Padres have in Frieri…

But Sanches, Nunez (possibly), Mujica (underrated), Webb, the Hopper, Veras, Hensley…I very much likes.

YourThirdGradeReadingLevel
4 years 9 months ago

Mujica is garbage. Webb has a ton of potential, though. Hate to see him go, but love picking up Maybin.

fishfan4life
4 years 9 months ago

I don’t see how a reliever with a sub 1 WHIP is garbage.

4 years 9 months ago

I’m with YourThird…..Mujica was not consistent enough. Waaaay to many homeruns given up. But he has decent stuff. Stats are not everything. Coming from a Padres fan that saw 95% of the games this past season.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

Given the fact that he walked less than 1 batter per 9 and struck out 9.30 per 9, I’d say he was consistant in 2010.

4 years 9 months ago

Like I said before, stats aren’t everything. Ask any other Padres fan whether they held their breath when mujica was brought in relief during a close game. A high percentage will certainly agree. I’m not saying he was terrible, he was great at striking out hitters, but those games he lost because of the long ball really stick out.

daveypinstripes
4 years 9 months ago

I’m almost as big a stat guy as there is. But Mujica really isn’t that good. You’ll see next season. I really don’t know how to explain it. Webb is a nice arm though. But SD has about 5 or 6 guys vying for bp spots so cutting out Webb and Mujica was an easy choice probably for a great fielding, and potentially really solid hitting, center fielder. Even if at his 2010 line he represents an upgrade for SD. Remember we had TG out there. Aye..

greengrove
4 years 9 months ago

Everyone loves Mujica’s stats, they’re tremendous. But if you actually have to watch him for an entire year, he’ll make you tear your hair out. He’ll dominate when the game is out of hand, then give up a three run homer when you’re up 2. Webb is by far the better pitcher, he’ll dominate opposing batters for you. He does give up a ton of infield hits with that nasty sinker though.

ludafish
4 years 9 months ago

Mujica may have been tough to watch, but he is an absolute upgrade to what the marlins had to deal with last year. i will happily welcome him to our bullpen.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

There actually is Marlins fans? I thought they were a myth.

fishfan4life
4 years 9 months ago

When you can’t find anything valuable to add to the convo, make old attendance jokes.

PookieGonzales
4 years 9 months ago

But you have to admit it was funny!

ludafish
4 years 9 months ago

Ugh, it gets old. Then the marlins start winning and shutting people up.

YODA777
4 years 9 months ago

Mujica is not garbage; however, he is a guy you have to watch pitch over a season. You can not just go by the guys stats and say he is a good relief pitcher. That being said, Mujica does have good stuff, he just makes too many mistakes and is prone to give up the long ball on a consistent basis. He lost at least 3-4 games last year that the Padres should have won because he gave up the long ball.

4 years 9 months ago

Mujica is not garbage. He was the victim of bad luck HR/flyball ratio. He is however, replaceable. I like Webbs potential as an 8th inning guy or possibly even a closer.

YODA777
4 years 9 months ago

Mujica was not the victim of bad luck lol. He was the victim of pitched balls left out over the plate lol.

4 years 9 months ago

agreed.

4 years 9 months ago

you can’t blame the moon shots he gives up on bad luck. he has good stuff but tends to leak over the plate far too often. webb is a stud

4 years 9 months ago

“a ton going to the Marlins”

Middle Relief help is always available, and if you just traded a 23 year old OFer for some, I gotta give the deal to the Padres.

4 years 9 months ago

Webb will instanty become one of the best relievers on the Marlins. As for your assertion that middle relief is “always” available, ask the diamondbacks if webb and mujica would have made a difference on their team this year.

4 years 9 months ago

2 things:1) Just because Byrnes didn’t make the necessary moves to improve the bullpen in the offseason, doesn’t mean the opportunities to acquire those pieces weren’t available.2) Middle Relief =/= Back End Relief. The diamondbacks kept blowing games because they didn’t have anyone who could step in high leverage situations. The diamondback relievers who might have found success in the same roles as Mujica/Webb (Gutierrez) weren’t cut out to be closers and setup men and were thrusted into those roles. Therefore, they failed. This is a discussion about 5th/6th/trash inning relievers which Webb and Mujica were.

EDIT: After further analysis I found two things. Juan Gutierrez had a leverage index of 1.43 when he entered the game, Aaron Heilman: 1.33, Chad Qualls: 1.08

Edward Mujica? 0.58. Ryan Webb? 0.88.

It’s apples to oranges, man.

4 years 9 months ago

So, are you saying Byrnes was incompetent? He may have been.
Also, Webb and Mujica were only 6th inning and game in hand relievers because of how great the bullpen of the Padres is for late inning relief. Just because Cole Hamels was the 3rd starting pitcher amongst halladay and oswalt doesnt mean he is a “middle of the rotation starter”.

4 years 9 months ago

You are missing my point here.1) I’m saying that Byrnes, pre-season, thought his bullpen was much better than actually ended up becoming2) It is not at ALL like starting rotations because each stater has their own independent game. Again, its apples to oranges. No matter when a starter starts, the leverage of the situation is exactly the same. This is not the case for relievers because certain relievers cannot perform in high leverage situations such as in the case of Gutierrez, but he is still viable to pitch in middle relief. Mujica/Webb had good numbers last year, but again, those were only in middle relief as well. You never saw them enter a game in the 8th inning with 2 outs and down by one. You don’t know how they’d pitch in that situation. Juan Gutierrez, on the other hand, was placed into that situation and failed, but Mujica/Webb are still judged as middle inning relievers because they have never pitched in a situation with meaningful leverage. That’s what makes it an irrelevant comparison.

4 years 9 months ago

I get your point. Webb did pitch in some close games late in the season. He also has the stuff of a late inning guy and the Padres believed he was mentally tough. He proved it by changing his throwing angle and succeeded quickly. I actually dont have a problem with this trade because the Padres can easily replace these two. I just disagree with your analysis that Webb is middle relief. Only time will tell as Webb will likely get the opp to be 7th/8th/9th now.

4 years 9 months ago

My point isn’t that Webb is permanently a middle reliever, its that his role on the Padres was middle relief, and that is the only role that needs to be replaced.

4 years 9 months ago

“Webb was 3-1 with a 2.90 ERA in 59 frames for the Padres and earned important innings late in the season.” This is from Corey Brock, the Padres blogger and writer on MLB.com.

penpaper
4 years 9 months ago

Talk about selling low. I’m not sure how I feel about trading a 23 year with a plus glove and plus speed.

Troutman
4 years 9 months ago

Really like this move for the Padres kid just needed a change of scenery look for him to have a big year next year

YODA777
4 years 9 months ago

I like this deal as well; however, if Maybin can not hit in the National League East parks, he is really going to have a difficult time playing in the cavernous National League West. That being said, the Padres really needed a Center Fielder. I was hoping for Ellsbury. I do not think that Agon or Bell are going anywhere now. If the Padres could pick up Orlando Hudson for second base, they would have added even more speed to their lineup.

Yankees420
4 years 9 months ago

When a player moves to Petco (and the NL West in general) it’s of greater concern if said player is more of a power hitter, which Maybin is not and has never really been. I think that if Maybin can hit something near .270/.340/.395 in ’11 then the Padres will be happy with this trade.

fishfan4life
4 years 9 months ago

I like the return but CF is now vacant.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Dan Uggla for Trayvon Robinson and Allen Webster? #Justsaying

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

I don’t think the Marlins and Dodgers match up very well for an Uggla deal.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Dan Uggla to the Twins for Anthony Slama and Ben Revere, and Matt Tolbert? Leo Nunez for Ben Revere?

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

Can’t see the Twins being interested in trading Ben Revere either, though, I think Dan Uggla may be a point of interest for them. I really think that the Red Sox are going to wait and see what happens with Beltre. If they can’t grab him, they may be interested in plugging in Uggla at third, and he’s got a swing that would work well in Fenway.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Absolutley. I know your a Phils fan, but what do you think about Polanco for Pap?

Marxkip
4 years 9 months ago

You’re kidding right?

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

Hahaha. The deal that Greg made on Hot Stove? Wouldn’t be a fan of that deal. While I think that Pap may completely dominate the National League, he’s not the kind of character the Phils like bringing into the clubhouse, and he’s going to cost a fortune. I’ll cross my fingers and hope Lidge has turned a corner, yet again, and go from there. Polanco is one of the most clutch hitters in baseball, and he’s shown that he can be an outstanding third baseman. I think that losing Polanco would hurt the Phillies more than acquiring Pap would help. Plus, they’d be losing yet another right handed bat with no immediate replacement to step in.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah Greg is funny

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah he’s one of my favorite hosts. Cracks me up. Lmao

MaineSox
4 years 9 months ago

I may be wrong but I think that if the Sox can’t/don’t resign Beltre they’ll move Youk to third and do something at first whether it be a trade for Agon/Fielder or a fill-in until next offseason when the big name first basemen hit free agency.

ludafish
4 years 9 months ago

Trade uggla for Rasmus. or not. bullpen petty much solved though.

chaifetz10
4 years 9 months ago

Uggla will not get you Rasmus. You’d have to add in a lot more to get him.

brstreet9
4 years 9 months ago

No chance. If Uggla comes to STL for Rasmus, GM Mozeliak better get in his car and drive as fast as he can out of St. Louis.

ArlenianPropaneMachine
4 years 9 months ago

“#Marlins with the Maybin to Padres deal being finalized, Marlins will give Scott Cousins a strong look in CF” – Joe Frisaro:

http://twitter.com/JoeFrisaro/status/3557794280116224

PookieGonzales
4 years 9 months ago

Naw man….. Dan Uggla can play it

Koby2
4 years 9 months ago

Wow, those two relievers look like they could be pretty good…but just two relievers? Really? Would have thought it’d take some prospect to get the deal done as well.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Webb is a typical 96-99 hard throwing late inning reliever…Those don’t grow on trees…Especially palm trees.

alxn
4 years 9 months ago

Actually, they pretty much do

Marxkip
4 years 9 months ago

…Mujica is..bizzare.
2010: 9.30 k/9, .78 BB/9, 1.81 HR/9.
That’s right. 1.81 HR/9 in Petco. I’m so confused. I can only assume Mujica needs a pitching style adjustment. Be willing to give up some walks or he’ll end up giving up 2.50 HR/9.

Other than that, I would definitely want Maybin over 2 relievers. Mujica is arb1 in 2011 too.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

In nearly 70 innings his SO/BB ratio was 12. TWELVE. You can’t peg a guy for striking out more than 9 an inning and, me assuming, that the guy gives up home runs on decent pitches. Junkballers don’t K/9 9.30.

Blowing games is also a myth. It just seems like he sucks because a team gets lucky. Just saying.

But I’ll admit that those SO/BB numbers were possibly inflated because the year before it was a decent 4.00, but he did start 4 games for what it’s worth. People will have a better understanding about his talent next year.

bigpat
4 years 9 months ago

How is the other team taking the lead “lucky”? Is everything on offense now attributed to luck? It’s really getting out of hand. Why even play the game any more, just flip coins and see who wins.

YODA777
4 years 9 months ago

Blowing games is no myth, I watched him blow games myself lol.

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 9 months ago

The Padres made a great deal here. A potential 5-tool outfielder, for a middle and back of the bullpen reliever.

The Padres bullpen core is Stauffer, Gregerson, Adams and Thatcher, so it won’t be too hard to replace Mujica and Webb. The Marlins gain two much needed relievers, but I don’t see how this effects their outfield situation. Stanton and Morrison have the corners, so who gets the middle?

Beersy
4 years 9 months ago

I think Stauffer will be in the rotation next year and you forgot about Frieri. I wouldn’t mind the Padres signing Zavada for a second lefty out of the pen.

4 years 9 months ago

I think Adam Russell and Ernesto Friero will adequatley replace Webb and Mujica.

dizzle4
4 years 9 months ago

Interesting that the Marlins have now acquired three relievers in the past 24 hours. Definitely makes you think Leo Nunez is a trade candidate this off-season.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Leo Nunez was really thrown under the bus…He has great stuff but they over used him in my opinion…I really see him dominating in ’11…I could see the Orioles, Jays, Nationals, Yankees, Mets, Royals, Astros, Rockies, Mariners, Cubs, Brewers, Twins, Reds, Pirates, and A’s, Dodgers, and Cardinals being interested…Say for example…

Ben Revere for Leo Nunez…I’d do that…It also fills the void in CF.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 9 months ago

I agree with you that the Marlins misused and overused Nunez last season.

He’s a prime candidate to have a bounce back season and a dominant one. Man, he would have looked good in a Padres uniform. Whatever. Now I see him as a perfect fit for the Mets.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I seriously could see 25 teams in on him. The circumstances are that interesting.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

I like his trade! also now could Maybin and ony JR be in a platoon in leadoff???

4 years 9 months ago

This is an absolute STEAL for the padres. The bullpen won’t miss a beat. Webb will be very good and Mujica is very inconsistant but Maybin could be great.

4 years 9 months ago

Wow, the Pads got Maybin cheap. I like Webb, and have him in a few sim leagues, but if Maybin blossoms into a Granderson-type, getting him for two middle relievers is a steal.

4 years 9 months ago

Non closing relievers….are just relievers.

You trade two of them 10 times out of 10 for a potential all-star CF, who is already ++ with the glove.

Would have like the Jays to trade two of their surplus arms for Maybin and stick him as their 4th OF and see if he develops.

fishfan4life
4 years 9 months ago

Getting to the closer was one of the toughest things for Marlins last year. This should improve it. I don’t think many people realize that.

4 years 9 months ago

Tony Gwynn non-tender anyone?

Backup_Slider
4 years 9 months ago

No way. The Padres are drawing about 3800 fans a game who actually think that that Tony Gwynn is the Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. If they non-tender or release him, they won’t be able to trick those 3800 fans into coming to the stadium unless they can find a guy named Ozzie Smith, Dave Winfield, or Trevor Hoffman (wait a minute, they actually could sign an MLBer named that – did they just clear some space in their bullpen to bring Hoffman back for a swan song of Hell’s Bells?).

Alldaybaseball
4 years 9 months ago

And that makes Gwynn’s days in San Diego numbered

TahoePadreFan
4 years 9 months ago

no way the padres release Tony Jr, He means to much to the fans, and he is a solid OF that is still really young himself. Losing Webb will hurt, anytime you lose a guy that throws in the high 90’s it will hurt. But Marlins fans have to remember that stats look better at petco than other parks. Majica gives up to many HR’s and that will only increase leaving petco.

Cankersly
4 years 9 months ago

Could be Denorfia’s days are numbered. Keep the lefty with better speed and defense and pass on the 30+ year old awkward righty.

coup
4 years 9 months ago

Padres fan here. Echoing others about Webb…tough loss, no doubt about it. Mujica was indeed great with nothing at steak…trailing big or big lead he was dynamite. Put him in with game on the line and pow goes the baseball. Lots of HRs surrendered in tight situations. He was well-known as a gopher-ball pitcher to Padres fans.

BravesRed
4 years 9 months ago

Two decent relievers for a one dimension player, and on paper, Marlins won this trade. Maybin is good in CF, except for 2010. He plays one position, and he doesn’t provide anything on the offense. Webb and Mujica also provides more as relievers than Maybin offered as a Marlin.

Marxkip
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah that made no sense. It may have something to do with the absurd lack of grammar. But hey, like most CFers, Maybin would be more than competent in RF and LF, thus actually playing there positions. Maybin’s an offensive prospect, having the potential to hit for average, as well as hit for modest power. Just because he hasn’t yet doesn’t mean he won’t. And I don’t really care what Maybin offered as a Marlin. What’s he going to offer in the future?

4 years 9 months ago

Agreed. Maybin has only the equivalant of about 1 season of MLB at bats. Another full year should tell us something.

BravesRed
4 years 9 months ago

Sorry that no one can be always perfect on typing. Maybin might be good in RF, but his numbers are horrible in LF. Maybe Maybin might be an offensive player in 2011, but 2007 through 2010, his numbers are not that impressive. He might be good in the future, but right now, Marlins won this trade on paper.

fishfan4life
4 years 9 months ago

And after the way Beinfest put together last year’s BP, this is nice to see. Instead of giving every burnout a ST invite.