About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

7 thoughts on “Why not Jorge?

  1. I'm not thrilled about Ibanez either, but I am holding out optimism that the short porch in right will do him a tremendous favor this year.

      • He did hit .278 at CBP with 15 Hr's. Not too bad, especially for 1.1 million and a platoon job with Andruw Jones. Also, Yankee stadium does have closer dimensions in right field, with the power alley being over 10 feet in and down the line almost 20 feet closer. Add that with the fact that when he pulls the ball he is a .361 hitter. I think i can see some logic in the move the more i look at it (from a biased angle of course)<img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png&quot; width="171" height="16" border="0" alt="Share/Save/Bookmark">

  2. I was about to blast in here and reiterate the points I made in my article about looking for a right handed masher, and how Raul at least partially fits the bill…but actually Jorge hit righties to the tune of a .353 wOBA (better than Ibanez). So I think it has to do more with the emotions than any sort of statistic–no one would want to DFA Jorge, even if it would ultimately help the team.

    So, good points overall.

    • You could tell the Jorge situation effected everyone in the clubhouse at least a little last year. I completely agree, it would have been impossible to DFA Jorge.

  3. The people who run the yankees have never really liked Posada…. not even when he was completely underrated

    sad, but true