SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 11: Cameron Maybin #15 of the Chicago Cubs looks on before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 11, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 8-6. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
I would have sworn it was a joke when I first heard what it cost the New York Mets to acquire Cameron Maybin from the Chicago Cubs. Even if he was buried in Triple-A and not performing well, the cost to acquire the veteran outfielder couldn’t have possibly been real, could it?