Toronto Blue Jays left field trade possibilities

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Sep 21, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin (24) hits a two RBI single during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Maybin  –  San Diego Padres

Contract Remaining:  2 years, $15M  ($9M team option in 2017, $1M buyout)

The 27-year old former top-10 pick has become part of a very crowded outfield in San Diego, causing trade rumors to swirl around him.  Maybin was a hot young name in baseball for years, and was even included in the blockbuster deal that sent Miguel Cabrera to the Detroit Tigers, but his star has taken a fast fall over the past few seasons.

Maybin has appeared in just 109 games in 2012, recording only two home runs over that span.  His 2014 season was a complete disappointment, hitting .235 / .290 / .331.  Outside of stealing 40 bases in 2011, Maybin has yet to put together a complete and quality season, or flash a single dominant trait that would make him intriguing to the Blue Jays.

Keep in mind that the Blue Jays aren’t in a situation where they have zero left fielders.  Out of Kevin Pillar and several others, they should have no problem finding someone to hit .240 and play respectable defense.  Adding a ton of salary for a player that they already have on the roster isn’t logical, and it won’t happen.  As he stands now, Maybin is nothing more than an expensive downgrade.

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