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The Cubs have acquired Cameron Maybin from the Tigers

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The Cubs have been busy folks at the trading deadline, adding two lefthanded relievers, Andrew Chafin from Arizona and Josh Osich from Boston.

Now, they’ve added a spare-part outfielder:

If this deal had been made three or four years ago I might have been excited about it. Cameron Maybin was a first-round pick (10th overall in 2005), once a top prospect and he became a pretty good MLB player who could steal bases — before 2020 he had 183 career steals in 238 attempts, a 77 percent success rate, which is pretty good.

This year? No steals and no attempts, and he played sparingly for the Tigers, hitting .244/.311/.415 (10-for-41) with four doubles and a home run. Last week against the Cubs he went 4-for-7 with three of those doubles — recency bias, perhaps?

There is no official word on this deal, but here’s who the Tigers are getting in return:

Maybin is 33 and a free agent after 2020, so this is yet another short-term acquisition. I would think this likely spells the end of Albert Almora Jr.’s tenure with the Cubs. As always, we await developments.


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