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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 10:10 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Willie Mayspedester Posted: February 02, 2011 at 10:41 PM (#3741970)
Yankees acquire Maxwell from Nationals


That's smart.
   2. tfbg9 Posted: February 02, 2011 at 10:51 PM (#3741976)
He seemes fast.
   3. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: February 02, 2011 at 10:58 PM (#3741980)
Can he pitch?
   4. Tuque Posted: February 02, 2011 at 11:01 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 11:12 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 11:29 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 11:45 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 03, 2011 at 12:02 AM (#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 03, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3742038)
The new Yankee Stadium is Maxwell's house.
   10. tfbg9 Posted: February 03, 2011 at 01:08 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 01:40 AM (#3742131)
Did he bring a silver hammer bat with him?
   12. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: February 03, 2011 at 01:57 AM (#3742143)
There's a coffee thread?
   13. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: February 03, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3742152)
There's a coffee thread?


The one with 850 posts on hot topics, obviously. :P
   14. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: February 03, 2011 at 02:30 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 04:22 AM (#3742227)
The final piece! Un-friggin'-stoppable.
   16. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: February 03, 2011 at 04:38 AM (#3742240)
Yankees acquire Maxwell from Nationals

That's smart.


Hee hee
   17. Repoz Posted: February 03, 2011 at 05:06 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 and the statistical werewolves. Posted: February 03, 2011 at 05:29 AM (#3742278)
al, i guess that thread idea got 86-ed.
   19. RollingWave Posted: February 03, 2011 at 06:12 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.

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