The Atlanta Braves are listening to offers for outfielder Cameron Maybin, but are letting teams know that they will need to be "blown away" by the offer to pull the trigger on a deal according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.
Teams have expressed interest in Maybin, but the Braves have made it clear they'll need to "be blown away w/ an offer" to deal him right now— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 27, 2015
Maybin's been one of Atlanta's most consistent offensive threats this season. He has exceeded all expectations since being acquired from the San Diego Padres as part of the Craig Kimbrel trade. He has hit .282 with eight home runs and currently leads the team with 47 RBIs.
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Atlanta offered Maybin around earlier this season. One such offer was to the San Francisco Giants that would have potentially netted Atlanta Angel Pagan and a prospect.
#Braves, meanwhile, seem less willing to part with Maybin now. Like the way he has responded to Seitzer; $8M in ’16, $9M club opt in ’17.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2015
Maybin's performance could have him in the Braves plans for the near future. He is owed just $8 million next season and has a club option of $9 million for 2017. Atlanta has Mallex Smith currently at Triple-A Gwinnett and Maybin could continue to bridge the gap until he is ready. The Braves could elect to hold onto Maybin at the deadline, but make him available this winter.