On To The Next One: Cameron Maybin
Way back when, before Cameron Maybin was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft, Maybin played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) baseball in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of his teammates back then was Andy Oliver – yes, the Andy Oliver who was suspended by the NCAA because his advisor, Robert Baratta, had direct communication with the Minnesota Twins while Oliver was playing at Oklahoma State University.
A huge lawsuit ensued, and if you are not familiar with the slew of events, I suggest you read through our posts on the subject. Oliver eventually settled in exchange for a $750,000 payment.
Long before Oliver filed his lawsuit, he had moved on from Baratta to Scott Boras. Oliver first found out about Baratta through Cameron Maybin. Maybin continued to be represented by Baratta through the Andy Oliver affair until recently, when he switched to Brian Goldberg of mgmt one. Goldberg is the President of mgmt one’s Baseball Division, and represented Ken Griffey, Jr. for his entire 23-year career.
Maybin currently plays for the San Diego Padres.