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Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

Posted on: September 7, 2011 11:38 am
 
Maybin

By Evan Brunell

The Padres are hoping to extend center fielder Cameron Maybin's contract after the season, following the 24-year-old's successful stint in town, the North County Times writes.

"I hadn’t heard, but I’m in," Black said of San Diego being interested in a long-term deal for Maybin. "That’s good news."

Finally handed a full-time job after bouncing between the starting lineup, bench and minors with Florida, Maybin has broken out in San Diego when the Marlins moved the former top prospect for two relievers. Maybin, who was an integral piece of the Miguel Cabrera trade, had struggled for years to retain a spot with the Marlins. But in San Diego, he was given a chance to play every day.

After starting the year with a bit of a struggle, Maybin is up to .272/.331/.396 for the year, swiping 34 bases and swatting eight homers. With two more, he would become the first 10/30 player for San Diego since Reggie Sanders in 2009.

"Probably the biggest, most surprising thing has been that he plays his butt off every day; the talent is obvious," GM Jed Hoyer said previously. "He just needs a chance to refine it and go through the process. But he comes to play every day."

Maybin has only been getting better as the year has gone along, drastically improving his plate discipline over the last few months. Since June 21, Maybin is slashing .297/.350/.403, numbers any team would take out of center with his speed and defense factored in. But he's even more valuable than his line suggests, as his numbers outside of Petco Park ring up as .311/.369/.471. It's no wonder, then, that San Diego wants Maybin in town long-term.

"That truly means a lot," Maybin said. "I go out and play my heart out for these guys every day. They've given me a great opportunity. When the season ends, we can probably discuss that a little more, but right now we need to continue to go out and play hard and try to figure out a way to finish on a good note."

Maybin can't become a free agent until after 2015 and still has one more season set up for league-minimum salary before hitting arbitration, but he has no guaranteed years on his contract. That allows the Padres to dictate the terms each off-season, and players these days tend to sign deals lower in value that they may otherwise earn in arbitration in exchange for job security. The Padres, as a small-market team, welcomes these type of deals as it locks in salaries that they can plan around. Any deal would likely buy out one or more of Maybin's free-agent seasons, or at least give the club an option for that right.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:26 am
 

Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

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Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 1:21 am
 

Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

nch, if your going to argue that Hoyer won't do the right thing for the Franchise and exhibit A is Adrian Gonzalez then your argument failed before it even started.  With a payroll of 50 million you cant give one guy 20+ it just doesn't work that way.  Ther are only about 5 teams that can do that, LA/NY/BOS/CHI/and STL.  Maybe the Angels and maybe the mets as well but thats it.  The large markets only.  Put the Adrian deal to rest bro.  Also, how are any of the deals for this years roster bad?  none are long term deals.  Hoyer is rebuilding a system that has failed for decades.  The Padres are compiling a ton of young talent like Maybin who can get long contracts at lower dollar values because theyre done prior to arbitration years.  This offseason will be interesting but not having faith in Jed is just utter nonsense.



Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:45 am
 

Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

Ok, your wish is my command, Cameron maybin in a sentence with Tony Gwynn: Cameron Maybin is no Tony Gwynn. 



Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:43 am
 

Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

oh no, losing David Eckstein and the Hairston brothers. horrors!  Are the Hairson bros related to the Hanson bros? 



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

I agree with a lot of this nch. It does stink that Bud Selig allowed the team to be purchased like this. sad...



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

If you think Jed Hoyer is going to do the right thing, think again. If you are willing to say that they had to let Adrian Gonzalez go because of $$$, how do you explain the way he filled the rest of the roster. They finished 1 game out of the playoffs last year and then blew up the roster. He let all the players go with the exception of Chase Headley. He ditched the Hairston Brothers, David Eckstein, and the starting pitchers. For what? Orlando Hudson who has been on 5 teams in 4 years (there is a reason he can't stay with anyone) Jason Bartlett (who has no power and still doesn't hit for average) who is a constant error waiting to happen at short. Hoyer could have easily kept the band together with the exception of Adrian and not spent any more money than they did. Remember, in San Diego every dime of profit has to go to buying out the Moores not back into the product on the field. We spent (wasted) more money on tired free agents then it would have cost to keep the majority of the team together. But you can always drink the Kool Aid and listen to 'we are rebuilding the farm system'. They don't mention that they are rebuilding it by putting junk on the field. Of all the starting position players on the squad, only Maybin and maybe Nick Hundley would find a starting job in the big leagues if the Padres were disbanded tomorrow. This is a sad, sad thought, but is reality for Padre fans.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: September 7, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

I have to tell you, I'm glad Cameron Maybin has had success in SanDog. He was a wash in Florida, where unfortunately, many pros are.  I apologized to Cliff Floyd and Josh Friedman on air because I wrote CMay off as a member of the All Dolly Parton team; a huge bust.  He has the talent to be a .300 hitter with 30 stolen bases and he hits for power.  He runs the outfield as well as anyone and I guess he just needed a change of pace.  My hat is off to Cameron, and as he becomes a better hitter, I hope his name eventually is included in a sentence with Tony Gwynn. 



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Padres interested in extending Cameron Maybin

Good for Maybin and for the Padres if they can land him.  It would be good to get an outfielder they can build around for years to come.  The Padres have to start contending in the West. 


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