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Cameron Maybin changes agents, puts long-term contract talks with Padres on hold

Jan 17, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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Last month the Padres were said to be interested in working out a long-term contract extension with Cameron Maybin, but Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the 24-year-old center fielder recently switched agents and the two sides have “tabled” all negotiations.

Maybin won’t even be arbitration eligible for the first time until next offseason, so there’s no huge rush to get something done from the Padres’ point of view, particularly since his having a contract-inflating breakout season offensively will be tough with Petco Park suppressing his raw numbers.

Maybin hit .264 with nine homers and a .716 OPS in 137 games last season, which doesn’t look particularly impressive, but he also stole 40 bases at an 83 percent clip, played strong defense in center field, and batted .294 with an .806 OPS on the road.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Interesting to switch agents, only to not do what agents like to do best.

  2. crisisjunky - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    He tabled talks in Sept, He’s tabling them now, … sounds like Cam’s
    holding out, while His new representation compiles a list of teams for a “Please Trade To” claus in the fine print.

    • b7p19 - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      The guy has a number of years worth of control to get through before he starts demanding trades.

  3. icanspeel - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    His agents advice was probably “Hold out signing a deal until you are closer to free agency and then the Padres will trade you to a team that will pay you much more”

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