Brandon Taubman Wiki, Biography
Brandon Taubman is a General manager of Astros. Brandon Taubman joined the Astros on June 2013 and is now in his first season as Assistant General Manager. In his new role, Brandon continues to oversee the baseball analytics and pro player scouting departments, as well as the teamâ€™s Major League administrative functions. Taubman is being accused of yelling at female reporters about Roberto Osuna, who was accused of domestic violence, during the Astros’ American League Championship Series locker room celebration.
Brandon Taubman Age
He is 34 years old.
Brandon Taubman Education
Taubman is from Long Island, New York, where he attended Syosset High School and where his baseball playing career came to an end at the junior varsity level. Brandon graduated with a degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University. He and his wife Leah reside in Houston
Work & Career
Brandon began his career with the Astros as an analyst in Baseball Operations and spent the last year as the Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations. He quickly earned promotions after joining the club, as he was promoted to Manager of Baseball Operations prior to the 2014 season, and Director of Baseball Operations in October 2015. Over the course of his career with the Astros, Brandon has been heavily involved in virtually every aspect of the Baseball Operations department, including international, domestic and pro scouting, contract valuation and negotiation, economic modeling and most recently, as of his appointment to Senior Director in 2017, Research and Development. Through his work across areas, he has been an essential figure in helping the Astros become perennial contenders at the Major League level, while maintaining a top-ranked farm system.
Prior to coming to Houston, Brandon worked for Ernst & Young as a derivative valuation expert. He was also a member of the Ernst & Young advisory team which consulted with the federal government during the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Following his time at E&Y, he worked for Barclays Investment Bank in their Equity Derivatives group as an analyst.
Baseball & Astros
Taubman was a baseball fan and avid fantasy baseball player who decided to leave his career in finance and work for a real-life baseball team.
He applied for a job with the Astros in February 2013 after seeing a job posting online and has been working there ever since.
At the time Astros were looking for someone with a banking background and valuation background that could help us them.
Brandon Taubman Wife, Personal Life
He has been married to his wife, Leah Perry, since 2015. They met at Ernst & Young. The couple is expecting their first child.
Yelling At Female Reporters
During the Astros’ ALCS celebration, assistant GM Brandon Taubman yelled, half a dozen times, to three female reporters, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f——— glad we got Osuna!” On a systemic problem, in Houston and across the league: https://t.co/8zyVwG2Lpo
— Stephanie Apstein (@stephapstein) October 22, 2019
Astros were celebrating their American League Championship Series victory over the New York Yankees. Taubman turned to three female reporters, to raise awareness about domestic violence, and yelled, Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f*cking glad we got Osuna! Six times. His outburst termed offensive and frightening enough that another Houston staffer apologised.
However, the Astros declined to comment. They also refused to make Taubman available for an interview.
Brandon Taubman Latest Update
The Houston Astros are reportedly evaluating the employment status of Assistant General Manager Brandon Taubman following controversial comments he made on closer Roberto Osuna after the Astros eliminated the New York Yankees in the Championship Series of the American League
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Major League Baseball is also investigating the circumstances surrounding Taubman’s comments.
Sports Illustrated reported this week that during the celebration after the Astros eliminated the Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS, Taubman shouted: “Thank God we have Osuna! I’m so glad to have received Osuna!” towards a group of female reporters, one of whom wore a purple bracelet to raise awareness about domestic violence.