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"


3 years 8 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.

Thomas Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

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

johnnycomelately9
3 years 8 months ago

Possibly but for sure the 40 sb would.

$4555515
3 years 8 months ago

whats a contact extension?

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

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

$4555515
3 years 8 months ago

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

ilikeike29
3 years 8 months ago

spell check wouldn’t change that…

inleylandwetrust
3 years 8 months ago

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

elscorcho the marlin
3 years 8 months ago

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

dylanp5030
3 years 8 months ago

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

SouthPawRyno
3 years 8 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).

dylanp5030
3 years 8 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.

jigokusabre
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 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.”

nats2012
3 years 8 months ago

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

padresfuture
3 years 8 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. 

nats2012
3 years 8 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.

AmericanMovieFan
3 years 8 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.

Mario Saavedra
3 years 8 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.

Fred_G_Sanford
3 years 8 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

no one
3 years 8 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.

johnsilver
3 years 8 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.

Dynasty22
3 years 8 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.

SouthPawRyno
3 years 8 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

jmag043
3 years 8 months ago

His stats don’t really warrant big salaries in arbitration. Why waste money locking him up when there’s a good chance he could regress offensively?

sdsuphilip
3 years 8 months ago

because there is a much better chance he improves even more and becomes more expensive

ilikeike29
3 years 8 months ago

Maybe they should sign his cousin, Aaron Maybin.

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 8 months ago

“Maybin enjoyed a breakout year in 2011, hitting .264/.323/.393 with nine homers in 568 plate appearances.”

Could have fooled me.

Thomas Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

Petco is ridiculous Maybin had a .357 road wOBA, and a .291 Home wOBA.

Fred_G_Sanford
3 years 8 months ago

what is joba’s woba?

Thomas Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

Not sure that second tier AL relievers have a Weighted On Base Average

bigpat
3 years 8 months ago

Not sure he was being serious…

sdsuphilip
3 years 8 months ago

Yeah a 24 year old that put up a 294/349/457/806 line away from petco while stealing 40 bases and playing amazing defense not much….

muskyfish
3 years 8 months ago

Lock the kid up….. even if his bat fails to develop further, so what? His defense and ability to shred the base paths are exactly the sort of playmaking ability you want once SD’s stockpiling of prospects start to pay off. Plus, even with some minor improvement, you are talking about a guy who adds 12-15 HRs to his other attributes. Not bad for a kid in his mid-20s, playing half his games in that park, as a plus-defensive CF.

3 years 8 months ago

Make him rich! Love that guy. He’s good peoples. 

Beersy
3 years 8 months ago

I know there is no loyalty in sports, but Maybin should at least sign one team friendly/setting him up for life contract before he leaves San Diego for greener pastures.  He never seemed to be given a fair shake in Florida and San Diego right from the start said he was their guy.  His skill set fit Petco perfectly and I wish the Padres had another one of him to play in right. 

And to answer the question of why the Padres would want to sign Maybin long term, instead of going year to year? It is because they need to show their youngsters that the Padres don’t just want to be a stepping stone for the big spenders in the League. They need to show that they are willing to build and keep a winner on the field and from what I saw last year, Maybin is a good kid and will grow into a leader for all the kids coming up in the near future.

3 years 8 months ago

.264 and nine homeruns is a breakout year? LOL Guy is a bust plain and simple. Nothing but a fourth outfielder on any other team

Beersy
3 years 8 months ago

Nothing but a .290 hitter with 15-20 homeruns, 100 runs scored, 70 RBI and GG defense on any other team.  Just my opinion.

briankoke
3 years 8 months ago

So many dumb comments I don’t even know where to start.

Look at what he did away from the hardest hitters park in baseball.

Look at his defense.

Lock this kid up ASAP.

SouthPawRyno
3 years 8 months ago

Well, most people look at a player and judge him by hastily looking at simple statistics (like his average and homeruns) and make the assumption that he can’t hit, without taking into account his home ball park, room for growth offensively because of his age, or any sabrmetrics. They’re just retarded people you can’t argue with.

Personally, even as a Diamondbacks fan, I think Maybin could easily be the face of the padres franchise for years.

Amish_willy
3 years 8 months ago

I’ve been saying it for a while now (guess since May 1st) that Maybin is the perfect CF for Petco, and the best one they’ve had since they opened their park. No knock on Dave Roberts or Mike Cameron, but both of them were vet’s on the latter portion of their careers when they arrived.

Petco REALLY REALLY sucks when it comes to looking at Padres offensive stats. That said there are a couple players that have raked in Petco, at a tune far better then what they did on the road. Nick Hundley and Scott Hairston statistically loved hitting at Petco. The park factor for RH in the homerun dept is 95, and both those guys are dead-pull types. Maybin likes to go to center so he’s not going to exploit the home park like those others. By far the most fun player to watch on the team at this point. Others have their moments, but even when Maybin isn’t hot with the bat, he’s usually making a play that will get you yelling, due to the uncontrolable excitement. He looks like a fuq’n gazelle out there.

A five year deal would lock up his 20’s, tack on a club friendly option and we could be in business. Curious what his peak year for the Padres could look like… 40 2b’s, 12 3b’s, 15 hr’s, 50 sb??? 5/22-24m with a 10m option, think that would be a win-win. We get two years of FA control, Maybin gets a lot of money still four years from free agency and after his first full season.

Great news. I would call the Padres FO a bunch of blind mules if they did not try to work something out with Maybin. Something about people that are always happy and smiling, think they make the better investments in a number of ways.

nats2012
3 years 8 months ago

You said it.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 8 months ago

Yeah, a 24-year old putting up a 4.7 fWAR season is trash.

Thanks for the laugh.

Pawapuro
3 years 8 months ago

They got fleeced getting Maybin, and they got fleeced giving him up.

jigokusabre
3 years 8 months ago

Mujica and Webb? Hell yeah, they’re enjoying them. They were a big part of the Marlins bullpen’s turnaround.

Maybin’s great defensively, but he’s never going to be any good at the plate.

johnnycomelately9
3 years 8 months ago

Webb is good.  His number will improve in 12

3 years 8 months ago

His stuff is phenomenal. I don’t understand why he can’t miss more bats with it. 

sdsuphilip
3 years 8 months ago

He was good at the age of 24 at the plate.