Not much has been said by the Padres front office of negotiations with Cameron Maybin. Last we heard, the team was looking to restart negotiations for a contract extension. I’ve provided you with my two cents in the past and estimated what Maybin may receive. However, I may have over-estimated.
According to MLB Trade Rumors, Maybin will have little leverage considering the track record for non-power hitters in arbitration. ” The one skill that really gets position players paid is power.” Maybin lacks the power that gets the biggest raises for players through arbitration, so he may only receive a modest extension.
In the past, I’ve predicted an extension anywhere from four years, $25 million, to five years, $20 million. What do to think Maybin will get? We’ll talk in terms of average yearly salary to make things easier.