Padres To Restart Contract Talks With Maybin

The Padres will restart contract extension talks with Cameron Maybin in January, two sources told Dan Hayes of the North County Times.  GM Josh Byrnes and representatives for the 24-year-old recently had a "broad" discussion about a deal for Maybin, but no offer was made according to a source.

Back in September, the Padres and the center fielder seemed to have mutual interest in working out an extension.  Maybin enjoyed a breakout year in 2011, hitting .264/.323/.393 with nine homers in 568 plate appearances.  In the youngster's first 100+ game season, he posted a UZR/150 of 11.6 in center field.

Maybin is on track for arbitration eligibility after the 2012 season and free agency after the 2015 season.  It's difficult to find a strong comparable for Maybin but Ben Nicholson-Smith has suggested that Jose Tabata might be the best point of reference currently available.  Tabata's deal with the Pirates will pay him $11.5MM for his three remaining years of arbitration eligibility.


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48 Comments on "Padres To Restart Contract Talks With Maybin"


Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Doesn’t look like he’ll ever hit anywhere near what people were hoping for back when he was a hyped prospect (that speaks mostly towards the high expectations), but with D like that he’s still a very valuable player as long as his hitting can stay in line with what he did last year.

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Thomas Wilson
3 years 6 months ago

That .294/.349/.457 away line last year would look nice in CF for any team in MLB

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johnnycomelately9
3 years 6 months ago

Possibly but for sure the 40 sb would.

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$4555515
3 years 6 months ago

whats a contact extension?

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vtadave
3 years 6 months ago

That’s called a “typo”. Lighten up. Pretty sure you knew what he meant.

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$4555515
3 years 6 months ago

in that case someone should tell whoever wrote this that spell check is a writer’s best friend

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ilikeike29
3 years 6 months ago

spell check wouldn’t change that…

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inleylandwetrust
3 years 6 months ago

“Contact” is still a word, so it wouldn’t catch that. You lose.

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3 years 6 months ago

If you want to get picky, you should have written “‘what’s’ a contact extension?”. How does that grab you?

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dylanp5030
3 years 6 months ago

What’s not what’s’ and no period after quotations.

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SouthPawRyno
3 years 6 months ago

You need the period at the end, the words within the quotations are not part of the sentence, only a phrase, so the question mark does not signal the end of the sentence. So you do need the period (which is outside the quotations).

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dylanp5030
3 years 6 months ago

I believe that is incorrect. It should end in the quotation because it is at the end of the sentence and is dictated inside the quotations.

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jigokusabre
3 years 6 months ago

You’re going to complain about proper spelling and not even bother to capitalize the first word of your sentence? Fail.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Maybin: “I’ll stay with the Friars for $2 million/ 7 years, if you guys just promise to bring in the fences next year.”
Moorad: “LOL HELL NO”
Garfinkel: “By the way, don’t call us the Friars.”

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nats2012
3 years 6 months ago

I like Maybin, good move for the Padres if they get it done.

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padresfuture
3 years 6 months ago

Yes, CF is a very important position at Petco Park. Maybin has a chance to be a very good starting CF for years to come. 

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nats2012
3 years 6 months ago

He does, I think he has all star talent, and he is made for CF in that park. He fits in nicely with that great minor league system you guys got.

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AmericanMovieFan
3 years 6 months ago

I don’t get this…. He’s good enough to keep a roster spot but not good enough to make any real money- why’s he in a rush? Why not be patient and see if he develops more. Right now I don’t really see him completing a deal for more than 4 years/$16MM. Now, while that would make him very comfortable financially, I bet he’d miss out on $10-15MM or more (much more) if he actually developed into a top tier prospect the way he was predicted to a few years ago. Anyway, if I was Maybin I wouldn’t do it.

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Mario Saavedra
3 years 6 months ago

What if his bat never develops? What if his D goes down? 16MM sure is a lot more than nothing. That’s the discount one takes in order to get security.

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Fred_G_Sanford
3 years 6 months ago

i would test him…

if he accepts the contract extension that means he doesnt have any faith that he will turn out to be anything more than a girly man baseball player so i would trade him to another team.

if he turns down the contract extension that means he knows he is going to get better

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no one
3 years 6 months ago

are you suggesting that A Gone didn’t have faith in his skills when he was signed to a home discount contract and we were able to keep him in a Padres uniform for 16M/4 years?
Maybin is not Adrian but he fits Petco playing style. I would love to see him sign for 4 or 5 years with the Pads.

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johnsilver
3 years 6 months ago

It’s not like they don’t already have someone in the system who is exactly like him at high A ball already who could take his place and not take a millions of dollar gamble on someone who has yet to fulfill any expectations yet with the bat.

Raymond Fuentes is only 20 years old, probably a couple of years away and they can well afford to go year to year if they want before risking 10m plus on this guy.. That would be a huge crap shoot. especially after watched him and his lost approach at the plate he had with the Fish eery chance they gave him.

A prime candidate for sophomore jinx with the Padres IMO.

SanDiego got a lot of people back in that Gonzalez deal who should pay dividends, fuentes may be the furthest away at High A ball but he is a legit CF with excellent speed and a good glove. Boston didn’t take him in the 1st round back in ’09 for nothing.

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Dynasty22
3 years 6 months ago

 I’m not sure how four players, now 3, is a lot. Not to mention one doesn’t have a place to play, one is in high A+ and one seems to just be overrated.

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SouthPawRyno
3 years 6 months ago

16 million dollars over 4 years would mean he’d need to be less than a one WAR player, which is very easy to do