Cubs new addition Cameron Maybin says he's all about winning

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Cameron Maybin thinks there's a reason he's been traded during the course of the season in three of the last four years. The Cubs added the veteran outfielder in a trade with Detroit on Monday.

    Cameron Maybin thinks there's a reason he's been traded during the course of the season in three of the last four years. The Cubs added the veteran outfielder in a trade with Detroit on Monday. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 9/2/2020 8:21 PM

This was the third time in four years outfielder Cameron Maybin was traded in the middle of a season.

In 2017, he went from the Angels to Houston and won a World Series. In 2018, he made the long trip from Miami to Seattle. Last year, he stuck with the Yankees and played in the ALCS. The Cubs added Maybin in a trade with Detroit on Monday.

 

"I think guys who know me around the league know I'm about winning," Maybin said Wednesday. "I'm about good vibes, good energy, putting the team first. I think that's a big part of why I'm here right now."

Maybin also talked about the role he played in the Players Alliance, which organized some social justice initiatives for this season.

"I was the originator of the Black Lives Matter video and the Players Alliance," Maybin said. "I reached out to those guys, those are guys whose voices are very much valued, in the baseball community as well.

"(Change) is not going to happen with the flip of a switch, but you do have to start somewhere. You're seeing that now, we're starting somewhere. Not letting that fire burn out I think is going to be the key."

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