Cubs Trade Cameron Maybin to the Mets for Cash (UPDATED: One Dollar)

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Cubs Trade Cameron Maybin to the Mets for Cash (UPDATED: One Dollar)

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For whatever reason, although he’s a “big leaguer” when healthy, outfielder Cameron Maybin never got the call to the big league Cubs, even as spots opened up on the positional side via various injuries. He wasn’t doing much at Triple-A Iowa, which I suppose may have been a factor, but the guy was a really nice bench piece last year for the Cubs.

In any case, he never got the call, and now he’s off to join the Mets, who are in serious need of outfield depth:

A reserve outfielder on a minor league deal was not going to net the Cubs anything of consequence, hence the cash deal. Mostly, this is about getting Maybin a better opportunity, and maybe even opening up a spot at Iowa for someone else when a promotion from Double-A Tennessee is in order.

UPDATING: Just to confirm that the deal was about giving Maybin a shot – the Cubs can now get a small coffee:

Thanks for the good times last year, Cameron Maybin, and best of luck with the Mets.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.