It’s hard to believe Cameron Maybin is just 22 years old because it seems like he’s been around for ever. He debuted with the Tigers in 2007 and since being traded to the Marlins, he’s spent most of his time playing in the minors. He made the team out of spring training last year but he struggled and found himself back in the minors. This year, the Marlins are expecting big things and he’s expected to his number two in the Marlins lineup.
It’ll be interesting to see how that big trade back in 2007 is going to work out. So far, it’s looking more like a straight up trade with Maybin going to the Marlins and Miguel Cabrera coming to the Tigers. Andrew Miller hasn’t done much nor has anyone else that the Tigers sent over. In fact Mike Rabello is back with Detroit. Anyway, Cabrera has been effective but the prize (playoffs and the World Series) hasn’t been achieved and some of that money we’re paying Cabrera could have been used to keep Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson and to sign Justin Verlander. We’ll just have to wait and see if Maybin ever lives up to his potential and breaks out.