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Twitter Q&A: 2/17/15 Edition

Having run out of Padres-related writing topics but still wanting to Cal Ripken my way through another article this week, I relied on Twitter to provide me questions to answer, and again, Twitter reluctantly obliged. Here we go. @sacbuntdustin@PadresPublic How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? — Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) February 16, 2015...
Via Padres Public
17 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on FOX: What The Padres Have, And Might Have, in Brandon Maurer

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

What the Padres Have, and Might Have, in Brandon Maurer

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Via Fox Sports
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Final Piece Departs

Last summer when the Padres extended outfielder Seth Smith without a full-time general manager in place, I wrote: The problem, like Dave Cameron said yesterday, is the opportunity cost. There are only so many roster spots and, more specifically, so many outfielders that can play in one game. Like Hundley, Smith might end up getting in the way of a youngster like Rymer Liriano or...
Via Padres Public
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

A Brief Note about Seth Smith

The Padres didn’t need Seth Smith, and traded him to the Mariners. The Mariners are getting themselves a nice little hitter, especially against right-handed pitching. Jeff will likely have more on Brandon Maurer, who was the Padres’ return for Smith, in the next couple of days, but until then I wanted to type up a […]
Via Fangraphs
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Ruggiano, Seth Smith: Mariners Buy Low, Win Big

The Mariners made it official today, announcing the trade with their NL “rival” Padres to acquire veteran OF Seth Smith. In exchange for Smith, the Mariners will send third year pitcher Brandon Maurer to San Diego. This move comes on the heels of another deal two weeks ago when the Mariners acquired OF Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs, who is expected to be the platoon counterpart...
Via Baseball Essential
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Acquire Seth Smith from Padres

The San Diego Padres continued with their busy offseason on Tuesday, sending outfielder Seth Smith to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer. Padres General Manager A.J. Preller has been very aggressive this winter. With the earlier acquisitions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton, Smith became expendable. Smith was acquired from the Oakland...
Via Baseball News Source
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seth Smith traded to Mariners

getty images The Mariners have acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the Padres in exchange for relief pitcher Brandon Maurer. Smith signed an extension with the Padres last summer and had apparently been told that he would get some say over whether or not he would be traded. The 32-year-old is coming off a solid 2014 season after he hit .266/.367/.440 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI...
Via Tireball.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire RHP Brandon Maurer from Mariners

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...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire outfielder Seth Smith from Padres

The Seattle Mariners have acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer. The news was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Seth Smith for Brandon Maurer deal is done, source says. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 30, 2014 The 32-year old Smith, signed a two-year extension with the Padres last year and...
Via Baseball Essential
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres trade Seth Smith to Mariners for Brandon Maurer

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...
Via Friarhood
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for righty Brandon Maurer

The Mariners and Padres have agreed to a trade that sends outfielder Seth Smith to Seattle in exchange for right-hander Brandon Maurer, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Tuesday. Smith, 32, is fresh off the best year of his career. One in which he signed a $13 million, two-year extension. The previous Friars leadership assured the outfielder that he would not be traded at the...
Via Fox Sports
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres trade Seth Smith for reliever Maurer

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for hard-throwing reliever Brandon Maurer. The teams finalized the trade on Tuesday. Smith was left without a spot in the Padres outfield after San Diego's makeover that included the acquisitions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers. But Smith should have a significant role...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners, Padres nearing Seth Smith trade

The Seattle Mariners are closing in on another option for their outfield. The club is nearing a deal with the San Diego Padres that would bring Seth Smith to Seattle. The Padres are hunting pitcher Brandon Maurer in return. Been brewing for awhile but hearing #Mariners are Very close to trade for Seth Smith. — Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) December 30, 2014 The #Padres have...
Via The Outside Corner
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners, Padres nearing Seth Smith trade

The Seattle Mariners are closing in on another option for their outfield. The club is nearing a deal with the San Diego Padres that would bring Seth Smith to Seattle. The Padres are hunting pitcher Brandon Maurer in return. Been brewing for awhile but hearing #Mariners are Very close to trade for Seth Smith. — Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) December 30, 2014 The #Padres have...
Via Bloguin Best
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ stretch drive for playoffs: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

Get Ready For A Wild Six Weeks Anyone know what this crazy, tingling sensation is? No, I don’t have some sort of communicable disease. Yes — that’s it!  This is what it feels like to me in the midst of genuine, bonafide, legitimate pennant chase as a fan of the Seattle Mariners. Fun isn’t it? As I write today, the Mariners, for the moment, are in possession of the second...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

M’s Skipper Lloyd McClendon mid-season report card

How Has The Skip Performed? Sometimes I think the media forgets that it’s not 100% about the players.  Coaches and managers definitely play a role in how their teams perform. There is no exception for the Seattle Mariners newly anointed Skipper, Lloyd McClendon either. I think it’s time we pay some attention to the skipper, the moves he’s made and the other decisions that...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Targeting A Trade – Seattle Mariners Looking For Bats

Outfielder, Shortstop, Maybe A Starter? The Seattle Mariner’s offense continues to be streaky.  For a couple nights it looks as if they are crossing a line and hitting consistently then we go right back to where we started and they get shutout again. Cleary if the M’s are going to legitimately try to make a run with this excellent season they have going they are going to need...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire get drilled in mask by flying bat

This was a pretty scary moment from Wednesday night’s Twins-Mariners game. Eduardo Nunez fouled off a pitch from Brandon Maurer and lost his grip on the bat after the swing. Nunez’s bat then smacked home plate umpire Gabe Morales in the mask. The sound it made was just gross, and I’m thankful that Morales wasn’t seriously injured. I don’t know if anything could have really...
Via The Outside Corner
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire gets hit in mask by flying bat

This was a pretty scary moment from Wednesday night’s Twins-Mariners game. Eduardo Nunez fouled off a pitch from Brandon Maurer and lost his grip on the bat after the swing. Nunez’s bat then smacked home plate umpire Gabe Morales in the mask. The sound it made was just gross, and I’m thankful that Morales wasn’t seriously injured. I don’t know if anything could have really...
Via Bloguin Best
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners 2014 Mid-Season Report Card

Half the 2014 Season is in the Books With 81 of 162 games now complete if you have the least bit of optimism in your life you have to be pretty pleased with the Seattle Mariners 2014 campaign so far. The Mariners have compiled 43 wins vs. 38 losses which puts them solidly in 3rd place in the AL West and in the post season as the 2nd AL Wild Card team if the season were over now....
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Erick Aybar hits 3-run homer to lead Angels to win

SEATTLE (AP) -- Erick Aybar hit a three-run homer, Matt Shoemaker pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Thursday night. Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Shoemaker (3-1) set down the side in order four times in 5 1-3 innings. He allowed three runs on four hits, equaled a career-high six strikeouts and did not walk a...
Via Fox Sports West
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

One Third Of The Seattle Mariners Season Is In The Books

A Third Of The Way Home And Things Are Looking Up This week your 2014 Seattle Mariners will officially pass the one third mark in the season.  With one third of the season down and two to go where do the M’s stand?  Not too surprisingly they don’t look too bad. When you start breaking down the individual performances you find good and you find bad, no matter how good or bad...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

With Maurer Struggling, M’s Need Walker & Paxton Back

Walker & Paxton Still Fighting To Return The Seattle Mariners‘ starting rotation is beginning to jell with the return of Hisashi Iwakuma.  You have to like what Felix Hernandez, Iwakuma, Chris Young and Roenis Elias have done so far. Brandon Maurer, on the other hand, has really struggled.   The numbers speak for themselves. Maurer has six starts with just 28 innings...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

DraftKings – I Can’t Take Much Maurer Of This

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...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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