Padres And Marlins Discussing Maybin

2:54pm: The Padres have acquired Maybin from the Marlins, pending a physical, reports Tom Krasovic of Fanhouse (via Twitter).

2:09pm: Maybin will be traded and a deal with the Padres is getting close, a source tells Jeff Passan of Yahoo (via Twitter).

12:25am: The Marlins have also discussed Maybin with the Royals, according to Frisaro (Twitter link).

11:54am: The Padres and Marlins are discussing a trade involving Cameron Maybin, tweets MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. It is unclear who or if any other players are involved in the discussions.

Maybin, still just 23, has yet to establish himself in the big leagues after coming over in the Miguel CabreraDontrelle Willis trade in December 2007. He's a .246/.313/.380 career hitter in 610 plate appearances, mostly with the Marlins. UZR loves his defense in center, rating him at +5.1 at the position for his career. 

Maybin is out of options, so he will need to clear waivers to go to the minors starting next season. He does have four years of team control remaining, however. Florida traded Andrew Miller, the other key piece they received in the Cabrera-Willis deal, to the Red Sox yesterday.


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Steve Ferra
4 years 8 months ago

That Miguel Cabrera trade sure worked out for the Marlins, didn’t it?

4 years 8 months ago

Badenhop is about to be the only player from the trade still on the Marlins.

4 years 8 months ago

Badenhop is about to be the only player from the trade still on the Marlins.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Wasn’t good…

Two trade ideas that come to mind…

Uggla for Heath Bell?

Cameron Maybin for Ernesto Frieri?

Cameron Maybin and Brad Hand for Heath Bell?

roberty
4 years 8 months ago

I would imagine the Marlins will be looking for a package of prospects in return for Uggla, even though they could use a closer.

roberty
4 years 8 months ago

I would imagine the Marlins will be looking for a package of prospects in return for Uggla, even though they could use a closer.

MetsEventually
4 years 8 months ago

Uggla for Bell could go down, even Maybin and a Padre added

marlinsfanatic
4 years 8 months ago

I think it would be Maybin plus prospect for Bell.

MetsEventually
4 years 8 months ago

Well, we now know it’s not true but do you really think Maybin is worth that much?

marlinsfanatic
4 years 8 months ago

I think it would be Maybin plus prospect for Bell.

MetsEventually
4 years 8 months ago

Uggla for Bell could go down, even Maybin and a Padre added

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

Both of the Bell deals are awful for Florida. Maybin for Frieri could work out, though.

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

Both of the Bell deals are awful for Florida. Maybin for Frieri could work out, though.

AJCBE
4 years 8 months ago

What about Maybin for Durango?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

For the record…

I think Brandon Gomes would be a spectacular addidtion for the Marlins…

Maybin for Gomes?

Zuidvogels
4 years 8 months ago

The Miggy trade is turning out to be one of the worst all time for the Marlins. Miggy is a perennial MVP type talent. While 1 of the center pieces coming back for him just got shipped up to Boston for the warm body that is Dustin Richardson. And now the other big piece could be on his way to SD.. Epic fail.

Side note, anyone think Maybin still has a chance to get it together in SD?

Zuidvogels
4 years 8 months ago

The Miggy trade is turning out to be one of the worst all time for the Marlins. Miggy is a perennial MVP type talent. While 1 of the center pieces coming back for him just got shipped up to Boston for the warm body that is Dustin Richardson. And now the other big piece could be on his way to SD.. Epic fail.

Side note, anyone think Maybin still has a chance to get it together in SD?

Glove Affair
4 years 8 months ago

I know he shows flashes from time to time, and he has a nice glove, but it seems all but confirmed that Maybin can’t do much with major league pitching, and it’s a shame.

4 years 8 months ago

Didn’t you kind of just describe Tony Gwynn, Jr.? I don’t know what San Diego’s organizational depth is with pitching, but it seems like they are weakening one of their biggest strengths, the bullpen, for a marginal upgrade in CF.

Glove Affair
4 years 8 months ago

I know he shows flashes from time to time, and he has a nice glove, but it seems all but confirmed that Maybin can’t do much with major league pitching, and it’s a shame.

roberty
4 years 8 months ago

I agree a little bit about the Cabrera trade, except they would have lost him to free agency by now anyway. The guy is owed $106 million over the next 5 years.

roberty
4 years 8 months ago

I agree a little bit about the Cabrera trade, except they would have lost him to free agency by now anyway. The guy is owed $106 million over the next 5 years.

4 years 8 months ago

Maybin is still young, will only be 24 next year. It isn’t time to label him as a complete bust yet. He also has good enough fielding and he’ll hit just enough to be kept on as a 4th or 5th OF at worst…at least as long as his fielding holds up.

4 years 8 months ago

Maybin is still young, will only be 24 next year. It isn’t time to label him as a complete bust yet. He also has good enough fielding and he’ll hit just enough to be kept on as a 4th or 5th OF at worst…at least as long as his fielding holds up.

Mario Saavedra
4 years 8 months ago

Why trade for an outfielder who can’t hit? we have like 4 of those, and if defense is the argument, you can’t get a much better glove than Tony Gwynn Jr.

4 years 8 months ago

because if his cost is low (which it probably is) then its worth the risk that he might fulfill some of his offensive potential.Marginal Analysis. Learn it.

Mario Saavedra
4 years 8 months ago

As I said, the team has it’s own options. Cunningham, Blanks, Gwynn Jr., Durango are among other cheap players that might “fulfill their offensive potential”.

Sleepykarl
4 years 8 months ago

But Maybin’s offensive potential is much greater than those you named.

Sleepykarl
4 years 8 months ago

But Maybin’s offensive potential is much greater than those you named.

TheHotCorner
4 years 8 months ago

I agree with you that they will have a number of outfielders. Remove Blanks name as he will move ot 1B after they trade Adrian. Maybin is a low cost risk. Andy maybe they have something else in the works where they will end up moving one of the OF’s.

GasLampGuru
4 years 8 months ago

Gwynn has no offensive potential. He’s 28 years old, he can’t pull the ball with authority, and he can’t get around on even an average fastball. He’s not even as fast as advertised, and he doesn’t take enough walks or bunt well enough to take advantage of the speed he does have. He’s a nice glove, but that’s all he’ll ever be. He’s never going to hit. Also, Gwynn had almost 2400 minor league at bats to develop offensive skills and never did. Generally in baseball, once you hit 28 you’re done developing.

Maybin is an entirely different beast. He’s had only 1600 minor league at bats (about a quarter of which came after he was first called to the bigs). The Tigers rushed him and didn’t allow him to develop. Then after the trade, The Marlins had to play him every day. He’s getting bounced from AAA to the majors every couple of months and has never been allowed to settle in. At 24, he still has time to figure it out.

Blanks will never play the OF again. The next time we’ll see him in San Diego is in late 2011 or early 2012 playing first base (after they trade Adrian). Cunningham is an interesting player, but will probably never hit for much power. Durango will never hit enough to play everyday in the majors. Anyone with a slightly above average FB can knock the bat out of his hands.

Maybin is a superior athlete to any of the guys you mentioned and is far more projectable than any of them, which is what scouts look for. The hope here is Maybin is at worst a stop gap until Everet Williams or Donavan Tate are ready. At best, he plays well enough to move those guys to a corner spot.

Don’t worry, the Padres won’t give up much for Maybin. This is a classic buy-low deal for a team in need of some young players with upside.

Mario Saavedra
4 years 8 months ago

Ryan Webb was not cheap at all. Heck, I think he is more valuable (to a budget team) than Heath Bell.

GasLampGuru
4 years 8 months ago

I agree with you there.  I don’t like what they gave up.  That’s not what I was expecting.  I could have lived with giving up Webb or Mujica, but not both.  I still think Maybin is worth the risk given their alternatives, but they gave up more than anticipated.

Mario Saavedra
4 years 8 months ago

As I said, the team has it’s own options. Cunningham, Blanks, Gwynn Jr., Durango are among other cheap players that might “fulfill their offensive potential”.

Mario Saavedra
4 years 8 months ago

Why trade for an outfielder who can’t hit? we have like 4 of those, and if defense is the argument, you can’t get a much better glove than Tony Gwynn Jr.

4 years 8 months ago

Maybe Heath Bell is involved. I can’t see them going after Adrian.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

I think Brandon Gomes or Anthony Bass would be fair.

dizzle4
4 years 8 months ago

Just a hunch, but I’d imagine if the word is that Maybin is being discussed, that he’s probably the most well-known piece in the trade. So I’d doubt there’s a Heath Bell-type player involved.

Beersy
4 years 8 months ago

Good call. Maybin for minor leaguers?

marlinsfanatic
4 years 8 months ago

The Padres wanted Maybin or Sean West for Heath Bell last year so i could imagine the Marlins trading Maybin plus another prospect to Padres for Bell.

GasLampGuru
4 years 8 months ago

Not gonna happen. Maybin and West both saw their stock considerably, which Heath’s stock is as high as it will ever be. This is going to by Maybin for a low level prospect.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

I have to expect that Brandon Gomes is going the other way. Maybe Brandon Bass.

Beersy
4 years 8 months ago

Good call. Maybin for minor leaguers?

dizzle4
4 years 8 months ago

Just a hunch, but I’d imagine if the word is that Maybin is being discussed, that he’s probably the most well-known piece in the trade. So I’d doubt there’s a Heath Bell-type player involved.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

And then who do the Fish play CF?

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 8 months ago

Bonifacio? I know he was playing some center at the end of the year.

marlinsfanatic
4 years 8 months ago

Id think it would be Morrison Coghlan and Stanton in outfield and have Dominguez start 3B on opening day.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 8 months ago

Which guys playing center? Because as far as I know none of those three have any experience playing the position.

marlinsfanatic
4 years 8 months ago

I honestly don’t know. I highly doubt the Marlins would go out of their way to sign a CF.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 8 months ago

There really aren’t any center fielders on the free agent market anyway. Rick Ankiel is probably the best one available, and I wouldn’t even consider him an everyday player on most teams..

4 years 8 months ago

There was an article on here the other day that said Coghlan would be moved to 3B.

4 years 8 months ago

that is the tentative plan, according to the marlins. they want to look at dominguez in spring training though, he is a big improvement for our defense, bat not so much.

4 years 8 months ago

that is the tentative plan, according to the marlins. they want to look at dominguez in spring training though, he is a big improvement for our defense, bat not so much.

4 years 8 months ago

There was an article on here the other day that said Coghlan would be moved to 3B.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 8 months ago

Bonifacio? I know he was playing some center at the end of the year.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

And then who do the Fish play CF?

baseballdude
4 years 8 months ago

are the marlins trying to trade everybody they got from the cabrera tade??

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

yes.

baseballdude
4 years 8 months ago

are the marlins trying to trade everybody they got from the cabrera tade??

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

Ok, what the heck is wrong with the Marlins? Why do they trade everyone?!?!?!?! I thought they had a strong nucleus a year ago that included Cantu, Uggla and Ross. Now Ross and Cantu are gone and Uggla is on his way out

fishfan4life
4 years 8 months ago

Ross and Cantu didn’t fit into the long term plans. Maybin is pretty much a bust if he can’t figure out ML pitching this year. It’s not like they’re trading away very good players.

bbxxj
4 years 8 months ago

I agree here. Hanley, Stanton, Johnson, Morrison, Sanchez and Coghlan are the future of the Marlins and Cantu, Uggla and Ross are the past.

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

good point but who says they aren’t going to trade them away

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

good point but who says they aren’t going to trade them away

bbxxj
4 years 8 months ago

I agree here. Hanley, Stanton, Johnson, Morrison, Sanchez and Coghlan are the future of the Marlins and Cantu, Uggla and Ross are the past.

fishfan4life
4 years 8 months ago

Ross and Cantu didn’t fit into the long term plans. Maybin is pretty much a bust if he can’t figure out ML pitching this year. It’s not like they’re trading away very good players.

4 years 8 months ago

Well lets just say that their owner doesn’t like to spend money for good players.

fishfan4life
4 years 8 months ago

Historically you’re right, but he didn’t seem to mind paying Uggla 12mil/year.

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

Well that’s because Uggla is worth more than that on the free-agent market. There aren’t many second basemen available – Uggla would be by far the best. He’s a $15MM per year player, at least in the short term (but all deals made these days only assess value in the short term, it seems…).

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

Well that’s because Uggla is worth more than that on the free-agent market. There aren’t many second basemen available – Uggla would be by far the best. He’s a $15MM per year player, at least in the short term (but all deals made these days only assess value in the short term, it seems…).

fishfan4life
4 years 8 months ago

Historically you’re right, but he didn’t seem to mind paying Uggla 12mil/year.

4 years 8 months ago

Well lets just say that their owner doesn’t like to spend money for good players.

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

At the time they let Ross go for nothing, the Marlins stated they wanted to get a look a Maybin. Now, less than six months later, they’re willing to toss in the towel on him? Just who exactly will be their starting OF next season?

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

At the time they let Ross go for nothing, the Marlins stated they wanted to get a look a Maybin. Now, less than six months later, they’re willing to toss in the towel on him? Just who exactly will be their starting OF next season?

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

They got replaced by better, cheaper players. Like Josh Johnson, Mike Stanton, and Logan Morrison.

azdsnd
4 years 8 months ago

They got replaced by better, cheaper players. Like Josh Johnson, Mike Stanton, and Logan Morrison.

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

Ok, what the heck is wrong with the Marlins? Why do they trade everyone?!?!?!?! I thought they had a strong nucleus a year ago that included Cantu, Uggla and Ross. Now Ross and Cantu are gone and Uggla is on his way out

Brian Hannon
4 years 8 months ago

I would like to see the Pirates jump into this conversation, possibly get Maybin and a Padres pitcher for a combination of Doumit, Jones, and a few marginal prospects.

bigpat
4 years 8 months ago

No, the Pirates need to get away from players like Maybin. All projection with nothing to show for it. He won’t be any better than Milledge and sure won’t be the middle of the order hitter that they’d need. Tabata and McCutchen are locked in at the top two spots of the lineup for years, hopefully.

bigpat
4 years 8 months ago

No, the Pirates need to get away from players like Maybin. All projection with nothing to show for it. He won’t be any better than Milledge and sure won’t be the middle of the order hitter that they’d need. Tabata and McCutchen are locked in at the top two spots of the lineup for years, hopefully.

Brian Hannon
4 years 8 months ago

I would like to see the Pirates jump into this conversation, possibly get Maybin and a Padres pitcher for a combination of Doumit, Jones, and a few marginal prospects.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

I really hope that the Royals don’t acquire him. We have our own Cameron Maybin type player, his name is Jarrod Dyson…If we were going to trade for Maybin though…I could us giving up Blaine Hardy, Starling De La Rosa, and Adrian Ortiz…

bbxxj
4 years 8 months ago

If they were to aquire Maybin, he and Dyson would make up 2/3 of a very good defensive outfield. Teams bringing up priced arms soon like the Royals should be focusing on putting a good defense behind them…. unlike Guillen and Betancourt of past and present.

bbxxj
4 years 8 months ago

If they were to aquire Maybin, he and Dyson would make up 2/3 of a very good defensive outfield. Teams bringing up priced arms soon like the Royals should be focusing on putting a good defense behind them…. unlike Guillen and Betancourt of past and present.

myname_989
4 years 8 months ago

No team in their right mind is going to swap Cameron Maybin for three prospects. If he’s traded, it’ll either be straight up for another player, (IE., Miller for Richardson), or a deal involving low-ceiling prospects, (IE., the Matt Lindstrom deal with Hou.) Can’t see a reason to do more than that.

myname_989
4 years 8 months ago

No team in their right mind is going to swap Cameron Maybin for three prospects. If he’s traded, it’ll either be straight up for another player, (IE., Miller for Richardson), or a deal involving low-ceiling prospects, (IE., the Matt Lindstrom deal with Hou.) Can’t see a reason to do more than that.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Are you aware of who those 3 prospects are? 2 of them aren’t even top 50 in the organization, and the other is fringe.

myname_989
4 years 8 months ago

No, but I still think three is too many. What team is going to trade more than two prospects for a guy who, so far, is a flopped prospect himself? I understand the thinking, but you never know with prospects. Why give the Marlins three chances at striking gold?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Fair enough. Robinson Yambati straight up

myname_989
4 years 8 months ago

Don’t know much about Yambati (except he’s really young, lol), but this is definitely something more in line. Ideally, I’m sure the Marlins would love to snag one of those Padres’ relievers.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Absolutley they would. Best pen in Baseball. I think the Padres should hold on to all of them though except for Bell.

myname_989
4 years 8 months ago

I have a feeling they will. No need to move any of them. (Minus Bell, of course.)

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Yeah. I have a strong feeling that Brandon Gomes is going to FLA. maybe Anthony Bass.

myname_989
4 years 8 months ago

I have a feeling they will. No need to move any of them. (Minus Bell, of course.)

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Absolutley they would. Best pen in Baseball. I think the Padres should hold on to all of them though except for Bell.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Fair enough. Robinson Yambati straight up

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Are you aware of who those 3 prospects are? 2 of them aren’t even top 50 in the organization, and the other is fringe.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

I really hope that the Royals don’t acquire him. We have our own Cameron Maybin type player, his name is Jarrod Dyson…If we were going to trade for Maybin though…I could us giving up Blaine Hardy, Starling De La Rosa, and Adrian Ortiz…

marlinsfanatic
4 years 8 months ago

I think Maybin and another prospect would be going to the Padres and we would get Heath Bell in return. The Royals farm system is stacked. What if the Marlins are trying to make a play for Greinke and Maybin’s a piece of it?

4 years 8 months ago

that would be the dream, wouldn’t it, getting bell or greinke? bell is possible.

marlinsfanatic
4 years 8 months ago

I think Maybin and another prospect would be going to the Padres and we would get Heath Bell in return. The Royals farm system is stacked. What if the Marlins are trying to make a play for Greinke and Maybin’s a piece of it?