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.

4 thoughts on “Rumor: Teams interested in Maxwell

  1. There's a spot for him if they give up on Ibanez now. I swear, watching him hit in spring training, it amazes me this guy ever hit above .200. I know he's under contract for 2.5 million, and they want a lefty, but if they have Russell Branyan and Jack Cust sitting in the minors, Ibanez is no better than them, and Maxwell, being out of options, should at least get a chance to prove this spring isn't a fluke. He's at the age where he may actually finally be hitting his stride, albeit it's a little late, but he could prove to be an ACTUAL trade commodity down the line, for something of higher value. I know this will never happen, and Ibanez has started hitting a TAD better of late, but I don't see him separating himself that much from Jack Cust.

  2. I'd like to see him get his chance and those teams obviously give him a better chance. However, I'm not sure I'd consider him young.

  3. I've been a Justin Maxwell fan since I saw him years ago in the Cape Cod League, and as much as I'd love to see him hit his stride as a Yankee in pinstripes, maybe he'll finally prove that he can stick in the big leagues if he has a chance to play somewhere else.

  4. At the same time, Maxwell could just be enjoying a fluky good spring. Maybe the best bet is to trade him while his value is high. If they bring him up to the majors and it turns out it was a fluke, his trade value will be zero. Although, if I recall correctly, don't the Orioles have a reputation for being notoriously difficult to negotiate with? (Astros, too, actually.)