The Giants announced that they have released veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin, as Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group was among those to tweet. It is not clear at this time if Maybin opted out of his contract.
While it had seemed at one point that Maybin would likely crack Giants roster out of camp, the club obviously decided to go with another direction. It’s possible that an outside addition will end up filling the need for a reserve outfielder that can step in at times in center for youngster Steven Duggar.
A regrettable mid-spring DUI arrest surely did not help Maybin’s cause. He also failed to do much with his opportunities in the lineup, posting a meager .483 OPS in 48 Cactus League plate appearances.
Over the past two seasons in the majors, Maybin has carried a .237/.322/.351 batting line with 14 home runs and 43 steals in 834 total plate appearances. The 31-year-old has never been a consistent offensive threat, but is still viewed as a quality defender.
Denard Span reunion perhaps?
Nope, Co Co Crisp has better chance for a Giant.
Wouldn’t mind him coming back to Atlanta and get rid of Duvall
2nd that….plus Duvall needs to be an everyday player to find his swing. He’s not a true bench piece
I’d rather have Guyer. Guyer hits LHP pretty good.
My thoughts exactly
Sweet baby Jesus!
1 down, 3 to go.. Sandoval/melacon/okert.. your next!
Uh, no. Go cheer for whatever team you’re actually a fan of, some it obviously isn’t the g men
Pickle_britches I agree with you. I fear we are stuck w Melancon
I agree with pickle too. Panda has to go
Dodgethis, I think they want these 4 guys off the team because they would rather see four young guys get a shot than to give meaningless ab’s/innings to replacement level veterans.
The. 483 ops he has this spring probably hurt as much as the DUI.
Maybin would be a good fit for the Braves 4th OF
He’s not a good fit anywhere. His playing days are over.
Untrue. Some team will pick him up. He’s still better than many 4a players
Why are the other outfield options for the giants now?
Duggar, Parra, Williamson, Solarte, Slater, Shaw, Gerber …
Gerber should be Duggar back up
I think Austin slater should be Duggar’s back up.
Slater got sent back to minors camp already I believe
Wow, that’s a murderers row isn’t? That group will just about get themselves out.
Hey Giants: Check in with the Twinkies on Tyler Austin = to platoon with Belt and either Jake Cave LHB, (option remaining) & Michael Reed RHB (out of options) for 4th OF that can play all 3 positions. What have you got to trade?
A zillion relievers.
You’re going to turn Belt into a platoon player based on one bad year against lefties? That doesn’t make a ton of sense to me.
Making a platoon player out of Belt makes complete sense. His output was awful last year.
1 Belt doesn’t need a platoon hitter (Austin)
2 The SFG don’t need any more LHH they have too many as it is (Cave)
3 Reed fits the profile they seek in as much as someone can scout a MiLB page.
That is a CF capable OF (Oracle is big) who hits RH and some semblance of hit/obp skills, some doubles pop is a plus as are the ability to mash LHP..
Pac bell or AT&T park
Willie Mays Park
Only Giants fans think Brandon Belt is good. I would hate it if he was my starting first baseman.
What’s wrong with Belt?
There are far more dangerous first baseman. High OBP is his only good stat. Are we relying on one good stat to prove worthiness of a starting 1B job?
He’s got serious D. Most defensive runs saved for a 1b since 2012 buddy. And he was on DL last 2 years for a bit. He’s got pop too and he can draw his share of walks. He also hits in the West half the season which most parks out west are pitchers parks
I’m telling you this for free. I’m not a Belt fan, he kinda annoys me but if he played in a more hitter friendly park…. like say he played for the Red Sox, Yankees or Jays… the dude would hit 20 more home runs a year and he would be considered a stud.
Exactly “Deke” thank you!
@Pickle_Britches and other SF fans… Do you think SF should make the park more hitter friendly?
Yes I do
Not leave up to his potential
Should be a
You giant fan see any of this number???
His biggest issue is staying healthy, if he can’t stay healthy than no you’re not going to see those #’s. He’s only averaging 392 AB’s a season, not good. Only had over 500 AB’s in 2 seasons, sophomore year and 2016. In 2016 he hit 17 HR, 82 RBI, and .275 BA. He can’t stay on the field and plays at AT&T/Oracle Field where LeftCenter is a monster.
And yes he has a.266 career ba so see that number almost every year.
BA, HRs, and RBI? The 1950’s called and want their antiquated analytics back.
One of the biggest misconceptions in baseball is that Fenway is a HR hitters park. Fenway always ends up in the 15th – 20th range for total HRs hit, and for LH batters it is one of the top 3-5 hardest ballparks to hit HRs out of.
Fenway does allow a lot of doubles though with the Monster and large RF. Now of Belt played in Yankees Stadium or Cincinnati or Milwaukee, I’d completely agree with you.
That’s interesting. I always thought of Fenway as a lefties paradise. But yeah I guess if you hit the ball into the green monster that’s effectively “hitting it where they ain’t”
You know if I could decide for my own entertainment I would say that they should leave SF as it is. But I also realize that what entertains me isn’t what wnetertains
Pressed send too soon. What entertains me isn’t what most fans want to see. So I agree. I think SF should make the park more hitter friendly.
Defense is less valuable to me because it’s easier than hitting 97 mph and Belt being injured is not an excuse it’s another flaw in his game to anyone else. If the Giants were smart they would platoon him. He would be a lot hotter instead of being a C+ player in his above average years. I’m just saying a platoon isn’t the worst thing to consider with the Giants being an awful team.
No manager or GM is going to platoon a guy with a 124 career OPS+ and a career wRC+ of 125, for a guy like Tyler Austin whose OPS+ and wRC+ are 24 and 25 points less for what would amount to a marginal platoon advantage. Seriously, teams do not platoon the 2nd best hitter on the team. Especially when Belt plays elite defense, making the entire IF better, saving bad throws, and a platoon would mean a RH thrower at 1B which is another defensive disadvantage.
Did I ever say the guy he should be platooning with should be Tyler Austin? No. That was another guy. If he’s the second best hitter on the team then that just goes to show how awful the Giants are. MadBum has more pop than Belt does
If Belt is your second best hitter (and Posey is your best), then it’s time to rebuild. They both still have solid on-base skills but there so many hitters out there. Giants will easily finish in the bottom 5 in runs scored this year. If you seriously wanted to maximize run scoring this year, then platooning with Tyler Austin WOULD make you better.
You could see this coming, just didn’t hit.. Thinking Slater, Shaw, maybe Gerber all sent down to AAA, Ferguson released so looking like Duggar & Parra for center field.
starting OF left to right will be Williamson, Duggar, Parra.
And that may be the only 3 “true “ outfielders they keep. Belt, Hanson, Solarte and Joe can all play outfield. Hot hand plays. This scenario keeps Pablo in the fold. Boston still paying his salary so might as well let him have this final year.
Dustin fowler for derek rodriguez or andrew suarez, which team says no?
Giants. And, for Suarez, probably the A’s, too.
“Click.” – Giants hanging up.
Giants. Fowler is very underwhelming
What ever happened with his dui
Working its way through city courts – there’s a pretrial conference on 4/29.
Drugs, driving drunk, what’s next? Baltimore Os?
Unfortunately his bat just never got going this spring. I think Joyce took his spot as 4th outfielder.
Unfortunately, over 12 seasons with nine teams, his bat never got going. season highs of 10 home runs and 59 RBI. oof
He’s never been a power guy. There are worse 4th outfielders. Judging him simply by HR and stupid stats like RBIs which has to factor in his teams run production and on base %.
Joyce was released so he didn’t take his spot 😉
This guy needs to be back in Atlanta to ride out the storm and find his form again. I guess none of you guys ever had one too many beers and hit the road.
You can have him! why put your life and others in jeopardy when you can call a friend, Uber, lyft, a cab? And .127 is not one too many it’s likely 3 more after he hit .08.
The Giants are 2 key injuries away from losing 100 games this year. The new GM has his work cut out for him…this is a 3-5 year project to turn this team around (at least).
How do you figure? They had way more than 2 key injuries last season, including their 2 best players, and didn’t lose 100 games.
Should have gave Adam Jones a shot before going after Maybin. Than we wouldn’t be having this discussion.