Is Cameron Maybin on his way out of Yankees booth?

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The YES Network is looking to shake up its broadcast roster for the 2023 season and this may lead it to fire retired MLB outfielder Cameron Maybin, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

This means Cameron Maybin won’t be back to call Yankees games on YES. This is part of the latest changes to the network’s plans for how it will show games. There are still more things to work out.

In addition to Cameron Maybin, there is a change for Carlos Beltran too. After a rookie year in which he mostly called games, YES wants Carlos Beltran to switch to a role in the studio. Beltran is very popular in baseball, just like Cameron Maybin, and he was a rookie last year. YES thought he was better in the studio than in games. This is going to add him to a broadcaster lineup that included Bob Lorenz, Jack Curry, and John Flaherty. Beltran could play in a few games at the end of the season.

Cameron Maybin will keep working for the MLB Network and the Cubs’ home network, the Marquee Network. The Yes Network is trying to get Paul O’Neill back in the booth after he spent two years broadcasting from his home in Ohio.

Sources say that Paul O’Neill and the YES Network are talking about how to get him back into the booth. The report also said that because of the broadcaster’s COVID-19 vaccination conditions, O’Neill was able to broadcast from home.

Because YES has a policy about vaccinations, O’Neill has had to work from home on games. Both sides are trying to figure out how he can keep working and still be in the stadiums with Michael Kay and the others.

YES is still interested in having Derek Jeter join its team. The Post had already said that YES was interested in Jeter. Jeter has shown a little more interest in being more involved with the Yankees again, but it hasn’t happened yet.

Cameron Maybin, who is 35 years old, did not want to leave YES Network after his first year of games.

“I definitely wanted to come back,” Cameron Maybin told The New York Post.

Even so, he still wants to call games in the future. But with Cameron Maybin out, Flaherty and Jeff Nelson are expected to play bigger roles in games, and Meredith Marakovits is set to be the sideline reporter. Michael Kay, who calls Yankees games on TV, will be back, as will Ryan Ruocco and David Cone, who work for both YES and ESPN.

Cameron Maybin was an outfielder and was on the roster for 11 teams starting from the Detroit Tigers in 2007. The Tigers took him with the tenth pick in the MLB draft in 2005, and he made his debut with them in 2007.

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Cameron Maybin went on to play for the Marlins from 2008 to 2010 and then for the Padres between 2011 and 2014. The outfielder spent the 2015 season in Atlanta before returning to the Tigers in 2016. After playing for the Angels, the Astros, and the Marlins, Cameron Maybin joined the Yankees in 2019. He won the 2017 World Series with the Astros.

The New York Yankees signed Cameron Maybin on April 25, 2019. The next day, he played his first game with the Yankees against the San Francisco Giants and hit 1-4 and drove in a run. After Cameron Maybin homered in four straight games in June, Yankees radio announcer John Sterling called out “Hammerin’ Cameron!” Maybin quickly became a fan favorite with the Yankees because he always played at a high level and was always happy. The Yankees traded him to the Detroit Tigers in February 2020. He was also with the Cubs in 2020.

Cameron Maybin retired in January 2022 after ending the 2021 season with the Mets. For the 2022 season, he worked as a color commentator for Yankees games on the YES Network. In April 2022, he also began working as an on-air contributor for shows like MLB Tonight on the MLB Network.

What do you think about Yes decision to dump Maybin? Leave your comment below.

One thought on “Is Cameron Maybin on his way out of Yankees booth?

  1. Cameron Maybin should NOT be fired. He is better in the booth than O’Neil and Cone put together. If your going to fire someone, fire Michael Kaye. He SUCKS and always has in the booth. Too much BS’ing and no where near enough calling the game. Let’s assume you did hire him to “Call the Game”. Well, he SUCKS at it. So much “Dead Air”. WAY too much chit chat and hardly ever calls the actual game. Ruocco is far better than Kaye and Maybin is ions better then both O’Neil and Cone put together. Ruocco and Maybin are the best thing in the booth since Roy White and Phil Rizzuto!!!
    FIRE MICHAEL KAYE!!!! Stick Ruocco in the booth with Maybin!!!!

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