Is there a way to deploy picklists from a dev org to a sandbox with mavensmate? If not, what is a good alternative?
MavensMate will be able to deploy picklists from dev to sandbox, because it is built on top of the Salesforce Metadata API.
An alternative from my team is Gearset. Gearset will be able to deploy that picklist for you in about 10 clicks from first visiting our website to a finished deployment. The screenshot below shows what our user interface looks like
We offer a full 30-day free trial and don't require you to install anything in your org so no lock in.