Brandon Maurer, the 25-year-old right-hander is well aware he's inheriting a wealth of Padres history succeeding the just traded Fernando Rodney in that role at the back of the bullpen.
27 days ago
he first day as the Padres' unofficial closer, Brandon Maurer was thrown into what he said was the most stressful situation he's been in during his Major League career, as he helped San Diego stave off a late Yankees rally to grab a 7-6 win.
28 days ago
Following the trade of Fernando Rodney Padres manager Andy Green is in need of a closer. Though he isn't ready to formally name a replacement, Green said Brandon Maurer will get "first crack at the ninth inning."
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The San Diego Padres are in the process of finalizing their starting rotation for Opening Day, but it will not include Brandon Maurer, who returns to the bullpen after a rough spring training. He’s allowed 16 runs in three separate outings. Maurer, a former pitching prospect for the Seattle Mariners, initially began his big league career as a starting pitcher. He posted similar...
The conventional choices for Padres All-Stars this year are outfielder Justin Upton and catcher Derek Norris. Both have been among the leading vote-getters at their positions this season, and both have been putting up All-Star caliber numbers.However, MLB.com points out that there might another Padres player just as deserving -- right-handed relief pitcher Brandon Maurer. In 33 relief...
Trades don’t get a lot cleaner than the deal we just recently saw between the Mariners and the Padres. The Mariners needed a left-handed semi-regular outfielder, and had relievers to spare. The Padres needed a reliever, and had left-handed semi-regular outfielders to spare. So the two agreed to swap Seth Smith and Brandon Maurer, and […]
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement. Maurer, 24, (pronounced MAO-er) split the 2014 season between Triple-A Tacoma and the Mariners, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.79...
AJ Preller continues to strengthen the bullpen, while providing some relief in a crowded outfield. The Padres picked up hard throwing RHP Brandon Maurer, in exchange for OF Seth Smith, or “The Final Piece” as he is referred to in these parts. Jeff Sanders of the UT states via twitter “In case you’re wondering, hearing #Mariners are taking all of Seth Smith’s contract...
I'm a self-confessed/afflicted Mariners fan. I have been since the days of The Kid, Bones and 'The Martinez Brothers'. I remember Mike Blowers catching fire in the second half of 1995 as Seattle surged to take over the AL West pennant from a team led by a guy with a fish for a last name. Fast forward 19 years - make sure you don't wear out your VCR doing that, it'll take a while...
No one match up is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain match ups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days Kansas City Royals game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Through 29 Games: 38 for 112 5 HR...
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