Padres Links: Maybin, Quentin, Owings

Here's the latest out of San Diego…

  • Cameron Maybin has switched agents and is now once again represented by Brian Goldberg, reports MLB.com's Corey Brock (Twitter link).  Maybin was previously represented by Robert Baratta.  Goldberg was Maybin's original agent when he first entered the Major Leagues.
  • Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune thinks the Padres will revisit extension talks with Maybin during Spring Training.  MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith examined Maybin as an extension candidate last month.  Center also thinks the Padres will wait to see how Carlos Quentin performs before exploring a multiyear deal with him.
  • Also as part of Center's weekly chat with fans, he discusses Micah Owings' role with the team and why owner Jeffrey Moorad "forbids" incentive-laden contracts.
  • Owings' contract with the Padres is a split deal that will pay the right-hander a minor league salary if he's optioned down, tweets Dan Hayes of the North County Times.  The contract doesn't include an opt-out clause if Owings is not on the Major League roster by a certain date.


15 Responses to Padres Links: Maybin, Quentin, Owings Leave a Reply

  1. Lastings 3 years ago

    I wonder if Micah’s role includes being the Padres’ clean-up hitter?

    • Johnny Goette 3 years ago

      He is 7-12 lifetime in Petco with 2 doubles (per Corey Brock’s twitter acct)

      • coup 3 years ago

        I love this signing for the Padres. Owings could really help a rotation made up of question marks. I’m a Padres fan so please don’t tell me we don’t have question marks in the rotation.

  2. JacksTigers 3 years ago

    So nothing on the Hamilton relapse…

    • leachim2 3 years ago

      ?details?

    • jwsox 3 years ago

      from all i have heard it was only one or two drinks. I understand that he has had on going problems with addiction. But there is nothing reported as him being drunk or even “tipsy.” I do understand that it is technically a relapse but one or two drinks isnt that big of a deal or a story. Maybe he has gotten to the point where he is over his addiction and mature enough to realize that he can have a drink or two and not slip back into the abyss…

      • JacksTigers 3 years ago

        That’s not how addiction works. You aren’t just better one day and able to drink. He relapsed and from what I’ve read, he was tipsy and told a girl to grab his behind. Kinsler was also there.

      • JacksTigers 3 years ago

        Did you see the picture of him? It was a little more than ‘one or two drinks.’

  3. hitttman 3 years ago

    The Padres should make a run at Oswalt.

    • iheartyourfart 3 years ago

      the money is all tied up.  payroll is approaching $60m.  if the red sox end up acquiring bartlett that could give them a little more room, but probably not enough for oswalt.  and i don’t think oswalt will sign with a team that he doesn’t see as a legit WS contender.

      • hitttman 3 years ago

        Couldn’t the Padres sell Oswalt on the idea that he could re-build his career in San Diego, and if he is pitching well, have the opportunity to be traded to a contender? This payroll stuff is BS, the Padres can probably afford a payroll of $70 million.

        • iheartyourfart 3 years ago

          ok little buddy, i’ll let you tell me whats going on since you have obviously looked at their financial ledgers and are intimately familiar with their long-term plans.

          p.s. oswalt can sign anywhere he wants, why would he pick a team that he hopes will trade him?

          • hitttman 3 years ago

            And you are saying that the Padres only have $60 million to spend? Are you more privy to the ledger? Aren’t the Padres the most “profitable” team according to Forbes?

  4. hitttman 3 years ago

    yes

  5. jeffmaz 3 years ago

    These one year stints with the Padres usually lead to fat contracts with another club the next year.  Pitchers like Owings, Garland, Wolf, Harang….should pay the Padres to pitch at Petco.

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