Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Yankees acquire Maxwell from Nationals

Joan Steinbrenner was quizzical…

The Yankees acquired outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Nationals on Wednesday in exchange for right-hander Adam Olbrychowski.

Maxwell, 27, batted .144 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 67 games for Washington last season. He also played in 66 games at Triple-A Syracuse, batting .287 with six home runs and 21 RBIs.

“I’m very excited,” Maxwell said. “I feel blessed that the Yankees were willing to take a chance on me considering I’m coming off offseason surgery. I’m excited for the new opportunity and for the new year.”

Repoz Posted: February 02, 2011 at 09:10 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: nationals, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Al Kaline Trio Posted: February 02, 2011 at 09:41 PM (#3741970)
Yankees acquire Maxwell from Nationals


That's smart.
   2. tfbg9 Posted: February 02, 2011 at 09:51 PM (#3741976)
He seemes fast.
   3. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: February 02, 2011 at 09:58 PM (#3741980)
Can he pitch?
   4. Tuque Posted: February 02, 2011 at 10:01 PM (#3741984)
Oh, man, Russell Martin, Freddy Garcia, AND Justin Maxwell? The Yankees are just ALL OVER this mug.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 02, 2011 at 10:12 PM (#3741996)

Oh, man, Russell Martin, Freddy Garcia, AND Justin Maxwell? The Yankees are just ALL OVER this mug.


How can the Royals and Pirates possibly hope to compete for these kind of free agents?
   6. Lassus Posted: February 02, 2011 at 10:29 PM (#3742013)
Yankees acquire Maxwell from Nationals

Take it to the coffee thread.
   7. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: February 02, 2011 at 10:45 PM (#3742021)
Oh, man, Russell Martin, Freddy Garcia, AND Justin Maxwell? The Yankees are just ALL OVER this mug.


You forgot former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon!
   8. Sam M. Posted: February 02, 2011 at 11:02 PM (#3742036)
Yankees acquire Maxwell from Nationals

If he takes one of these to the plate instead of a bat, he's sure to produce a hit. Worked for these guys.
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 02, 2011 at 11:04 PM (#3742038)
The new Yankee Stadium is Maxwell's house.
   10. tfbg9 Posted: February 03, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3742103)
I remember a million years ago, I was at Maxwells
in Hoboken and saw the show where the infamous Raunch Hands opened for the Replacements, who showed-up even drunker than the RH's were...and got blown off the stage.

Ah yes...Maxwells.
   11. John DiFool2 Posted: February 03, 2011 at 12:40 AM (#3742131)
Did he bring a silver hammer bat with him?
   12. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: February 03, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3742143)
There's a coffee thread?
   13. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: February 03, 2011 at 01:19 AM (#3742152)
There's a coffee thread?


The one with 850 posts on hot topics, obviously. :P
   14. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: February 03, 2011 at 01:30 AM (#3742157)
Aren't you supposed to finish that with "Consider this an opportunity for percolation" or something similar?
   15. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: February 03, 2011 at 03:22 AM (#3742227)
The final piece! Un-friggin'-stoppable.
   16. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: February 03, 2011 at 03:38 AM (#3742240)
Yankees acquire Maxwell from Nationals

That's smart.


Hee hee
   17. Repoz Posted: February 03, 2011 at 04:06 AM (#3742259)
Saw the Mats at Maxwell's 4 times...

Apr 22, 1983 (I think this was their first gig there and a total R/R mess)...I Ride The Bus were openers. (talked/drank w/Wester/Stinson...remember little)

The Raunch Hands show...can't find date in my brewstained notebook.

Sept 21, 1984 They Might Be Giants(!) were the openers.

Feb. 4, 1986 The soggy "Murder At The Maxwell" show.

BTW...Former owner Steve Fallon has contacted me about helping him write a "History of Maxwell's" type book. Good thing I kept sloppy notes!
   18. Der-K is really digging the new Tame Impala album. Posted: February 03, 2011 at 04:29 AM (#3742278)
al, i guess that thread idea got 86-ed.
   19. RollingWave Posted: February 03, 2011 at 05:12 AM (#3742308)
well.... on real baseball matters... Maxwell seem to be a guy that can't ever stay healthy, especially afte 07.

Still, he's been pretty damn good whenever he could actually stay healthy, having great speed, a little pop and draws walks, slightly strikeout prone but not insanely so.

Seems like a good depth move, he has some pretty serious upsides if he could stay healthy. obviously a rather big if.

He's also right handed. so i'm guessing that if he can avoid being hurt (again, big if) he's probably on the opening day bench.

edit: woops, I forgot they got Andruw Jones, still, Maxwell's better than the other OF guys they have in AAA.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sebastian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - September 2015: Making Sense Of The Republican Presidential Race: It's Like Major League Baseball In August
(402 - 3:25pm, Sep 03)
Last: Rickey! something like a pipe-bomb ready to blow

NewsblogPaging the real Rick Porcello: Two dominant starts alter perceptions - Boston Red Sox Blog - ESPN
(5 - 3:25pm, Sep 03)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-3-2015
(29 - 3:22pm, Sep 03)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMichael Conforto is the perfect player — just ask David Wright
(12 - 3:21pm, Sep 03)
Last: philphan

NewsblogBat Flipping Draws Shrugs in South Korea But Scorn in America
(54 - 3:19pm, Sep 03)
Last: The permanently sour Dolorous Eddo

NewsblogThe Race for Last Place
(14 - 3:11pm, Sep 03)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogForbes: Maury Brown: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Rejects Reinstatement Of 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson
(75 - 3:07pm, Sep 03)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogAbraham Almonte embracing his chance with Cleveland Indians after ditching a life of lies, anger and alcohol
(6 - 3:05pm, Sep 03)
Last: Rusty Priske

NewsblogBloop Hits: Warren Zevon and Bill Lee | FOX Sports
(18 - 3:02pm, Sep 03)
Last: Matthew E

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1107 - 2:54pm, Sep 03)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogMike Mussina's Hall of Fame case is strong, so why aren't voters buying it?
(89 - 2:54pm, Sep 03)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogBack to School: The Science Behind Toronto Flamethrower Marcus Stroman’s Rapid ACL Recovery «
(9 - 2:44pm, Sep 03)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogSomeone Appears To Be Trying To Hoax The Marlins President Out Of His Job
(3 - 2:23pm, Sep 03)
Last: Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-3-2015
(5 - 12:35pm, Sep 03)
Last: Misirlou is too lofty, and grabs up all the light

NewsblogMatt Williams Defends Bullpen Management.
(47 - 11:14am, Sep 03)
Last: Chris Fluit

Page rendered in 0.2095 seconds
44 querie(s) executed