Open Discussion: The Return of Cameron Maybin
Cameron Maybin is going to return to the Padres this week. The question is… What then?
Maybin is due $23MM through 2016, with a club option of $9MM in 2017. Since signing the extension Maybin has a slash line of .233/.298/.335. Not exactly what the Padres were hoping for after a breakout 2011 (.264/.323/.393) at the age of 24.
Kyle Blanks with very inconsistent opportunities has put up a respectable line of .267/.363/.419 in 86 ABs.
- v. LHP 2013- 12-38 .316/.422/.421
- Pinch hitting – 1-5 .200/.200/.200
Jesus Guzman in 80 ABs has compiled a line of .200/.281/.288. For the most part Guzman’s value is off the bench and versus left-handed pitching.
- v. LHP 2012 – 37-122 .303/.401/.541
- v. LHP 2013- 10-45 .222/.286/.289
- Pinch hitting 2012 – 11-43 .256/.340/.465
- Pinch hitting 2013 – 3-18 .167/.286/.333
When Maybin returns next week the Padres will face a tough decision.
Then hope that Maybin can return to form; otherwise the Padres will have a very expensive defensive replacement on the team.
Out of the box thinking: The Padres could place Maybin on waivers in hopes that another team would claim him and pick up the contact.
On the farm in CF:
- (27) Dan Robertson at AAA: .325/.397/.450
- (22) Reymond Fuentes at AA: .312/.397/.455
- (24) Rico Noel at AA: .264/.359/.325
- (21) Travis Jankowski at high-A: .255/.326/.304
Time to play arm-chair general manager, how do you handle the return of Cameron Maybin?