Cameron Maybin Gets Comfortable at the Top of Atlanta Braves Lineup

The Atlanta Braves will begin the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers above the .500 mark after winning four of the five last games. 28-year old Cameron Maybin can hold his head up high with that number and seeing that his long journey to the Braves is finally paying off. Not only through team success, but also his satisfaction playing for the team he grew up rooting for –...
Via The Sports Journal
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Importance of Stakeholder Buy-In

As I write this, the Padres have just been dominated by a no-name pitcher and seen their record slip to a barely believable 20-24. Fans were promised a better team, and yet there’s this: Year W L RS RA 2013 21 23 180 190 2014 21 23 133 154 2015 20 24 182 203 On the other hand, because of that promise, there’s also this: G 2014 Att/G 2015 Att/G Diff 23 26,674 31,758 +5,084 (Data...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves get to the .500 mark with a rout of the Brewers

Through six innings, the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers were locked in at one run apiece, giving the look of another lackluster offensive performance by the bats of Atlanta. Out of nowhere the lucky number seven, which makes Craps players in Vegas millions of dollars, was also the lucky number for the Braves. It was not only the seventh inning, but they scored seven runs...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Cameron Maybin From the Waiver Wire

View image | While he looked like somewhat of a throw in from the Craig Kimbrel trade that took place the day before the season started, the Braves knew they had some potential in centerfield in Cameron Maybin and he has shown that potential over his first 100 plate appearances in Atlanta. Prior to this year, Maybin has been ravished with a number of injuries that...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rays Kevin Kiermaier makes incredible running catch

Tampa Bay Rays' centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier has been making a name for himself as a defensive wizard and yesterday's game only added to that. Check out the ground he covers to rob Atlanta Braves' outfielder Cameron Maybin of a base hit:
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Braves 1 (Nine In A Row!!!)

The New York Mets extended their winning streak to 9 games after defeating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 at Citi Field on Tuesday evening. Pitching: Starter Jonathon Niese went 6.2 strong innings, allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 5. The only run came on a solo home run off the bat of center fielder Cameron Maybin. Niese improves to 2-0 on the year, while lowering...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week on Razz…

Fun fact, Cameron Maybin has more home runs (2) than Matt Kemp (0). Also, Jedd Gyorko still sucks. More like Jerko, amiright? And while these are my own "Padres" problems, also commonly known as my "first-world problems", in the context of fantasy baseball, there's a lesson here to be gleaned. And you know how I like my gleaning... (At least your mother does). And that is, we are...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Braves 5, Mets 3

The Mets dropped the opening game of the series against the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field by a score of 5-3. Pitching: After rain delayed the start of the game by a little over an hour, Jon Niese took the mound for the Amazin’s. He was quickly greeted with a lead-off homer off the bat of Cameron Maybin to kick things off for Atlanta. Wilmer Flores committed a throwing...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones to Braves fans: 'Embrace the rebuild' and 'watch these kids learn'

It's challenging to accept an organizational rebuild, especially for a fan base so accustomed to winning. With the surprise Opening Night trade of All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and outfield albatross Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick, the Atlanta Braves further entrenched the team in a...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look at the Prospects in the Craig Kimbrel Trade

Just when you thought A.J. Preller was done making moves, he goes and swings yet another blockbuster trade. Once more, the Padres traded away minor league talent in an effort to help the Padres win in 2015. In exchange for Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, the Padres sent big league outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos […]
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire Kimbrel, Upton; Trade Maybin, Quentin as Preller Completes Team’s Remodeling

(*Author’s Edit and Note as of 10:15pm – “Completes” may be assuming too much As of this writing there’s a little less than 15-hours until first pitch against the Dodgers… with Preller’s work-ethic, he may not even be done trading!) ‘Twas the night before Opening Day… The San Diego Padres announced Sunday afternoon that the team has acquired RHP Craig Kimbrel and...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ho-Hum, Another Preller Blockbuster

Just when I thought it was safe to settle in for a little Sunday Night Baseball action, A.J. Preller struck again, pulling off the sort of Opening Day/Night blockbuster far more likely to show up in your fantasy league than the majors. This time Preller and the Padres sent OF Cameron Maybin, “OF” Carlos Quentin, RHP Matt Wisler, OF Jordan Paroubeck, and the 41st pick in the 2015...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton Jr. From Braves

The San Diego Padres have acquired closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton, Jr. (Formerly B.J. Upton) from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for outfielder’s Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin as well as prospects Matt Wisler and Jordan Paroubeck. Kimbrel, 26, leads the majors in saves over the past four seasons with 185. Kimbrel has a career 1.43 ERA and has struck out 476...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Trade Melvin Upton and Craig Kimbrel to the Padres

Apparently the San Diego Padres weren’t done adding talent to a roster that appears ready to contend in 2015. According to multiple reports, the team has acquired closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for a package of players including top prospect Matt Wisler. Also going to Atlanta in the deal are Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Jordan Paroubeck...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves trade Craig Kimbrel, B.J. Upton to Padres

You thought all of the major trades were over, huh? You thought there wouldn’t be any big names getting moved until the trade deadline, right? YOU ARE WRONG. The Atlanta Braves have traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and salary black hole Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres for a package that includes outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin. Source: Braves have...
Via The Outside Corner
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ross throws 5 shutout innings as Padres beat White Sox 10-4

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Tyson Ross pitched one-hit shutout ball for five innings, Cameron Maybin hit two-run double and the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-4 Monday. The only hit allowed by Ross was a fly ball to center by Conor Gallaspie in the fourth than Maybin lost in the sun and landed for a double. Jedd Gyorko had three hits for the Padres. Jose Quintana carried...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Maybin, Gyorko and Goris homer as Padres lose to Brewers

Gomez walked and scored in the first inning, and hit a three-run homer in the second off James Shields as the Brewers defeated the a San Diego Padres split squad 6-4 on Tuesday. Gomez hit a long drive to left for his second homer of the spring. The All-Star and Gold Glove center fielder, who starting pitcher Matt Garza likened to a "stick of dynamite with no fuse" on Tuesday, is...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Season Hinges On…

And now… everyone’s favorite game show: cue the booming announcer voice Best & worst case scenario!   With the most promising Padres season in a decade looming, let’s take a look at the possible outcomes for some of the Padres storylines this year. Justin Upton: Best case – in a contract year, he finally busts out of his “very good, but not elite” outfielder ceiling...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The Cameron Maybin dilemma

Cameron Maaybin The San Diego Padres went a little nuts this offseason. Ok, they completely lost it. In a good way, of course. Rookie General Manager A.J. Preller was hired in early August after an extensive search saw several highly regarded executives turn down the chance to interview for the job. Thankfully, all it takes is one Ivy League baseball genius to yes to you, and...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the San Diego Padres Have the Best Outfield in the MLB?

Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates hitting a solo homerun to lead off in the eighth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Last year, it was an easy argument to make that the Padres had the worst outfield in all of baseball. Heading into 2015, the Padres have...
Via The Sports Journal
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The five most overpaid MLB players heading into 2015

There are still several weeks left until Opening Day. And if Major League Baseball is anything like we know it is, a lot can happen between now and then. However, until then, these are the guys that will getting paid way too much heading into the 2015 season. Alex Rodriguez, Third Baseman/Designated Hitter, New York Yankees Contract: 10 years/$275,000,00 2015 base salary: $21...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Disappointed By Stores Being Sold Out Of Fans 2014 Game 151 (PHI vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening running around town trying to find a way to cool off. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were staring at empty shelves in the fan section. The Padres (70-81) were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies (70-82) by a score of 5-2 last night at Petco Park. Yangervis Solarte, Tommy Medica...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres reinstate Maybin from restricted list

LOS ANGELES (AP) San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was reinstated from the restricted list on Wednesday after testing positive for an amphetamine. He was suspended for 25 games without pay on July 23 after the positive test for the banned substance. Maybin had said he used the substance to treat his attention deficit disorder, for which he previously had a therapeutic use...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kornacki: Likely another winning deal for Tigers' Dombrowski

DETROIT -- Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bushes? We shall find out because that question strikes at the essence of what the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers consummated with their Wednesday night trade. Detroit acquired a closer of some renown, Joakim Soria, for two highly acclaimed pitchers in the bushes. Technically, Corey Knebel wasn't in the bush leagues (a.k.a. minor...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres News: Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games

According to Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors, Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games without pay by Major League Baseball for amphetamine use. But it's a bit more detailed than that.#492669803 / / gettyimages.comCameron Maybin released the following statement through the Players Association,“I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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