Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Let's Make a Deal? Maxvill Not Likely to Trade Jordan

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Let's Make a Deal? Maxvill Not Likely to Trade Jordan

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The rumors were making Brian Jordan's head spin. Not only had he heard that the Boston Red Sox wanted him, but somebody told him Monday that the Atlanta Braves were interested.

That gave Jordan pause, inasmuch as he lives in Atlanta and has played professional football for the Falcons. "I hear they're coming hard after me," said Jordan, an outfielder who has made no secret of his wish to go somewhere to play regularly if he can't with the Cardinals.

"I want to play. All these (outfielders) want to play every day," Jordan said. "Sure, I would like (a trade) to happen, but I like St. Louis, too."

Jordan needn't concern himself about his immediate future. It will be in St. Louis.

"I've had a lot of calls about him," general manager Dal Maxvill said, "but none that made any sense."

One pitcher Boston offered for Jordan already has been sent to the minors. "You always like to have somebody insult you," Maxvill said."That's always fun."

Maxvill said he hadn't heard from the Braves in three weeks. At that point, he said, the Braves didn't know if they would have any pitching available until they knew the condition of Gregg Olson. Olson was placed on the disabled list Sunday.

To trade Jordan, "I would have to be completely overwhelmed," Maxvill said. Jordan leads the Cardinals with 18 runs batted in this spring.

Maxvill said: "It would have to one of those offers which knocks your socks off. And I don't imagine anybody able to make that deal with the financial environment we have. You wouldn't give up two or three of your kids for anybody right now."

Maxvill asked for young Boston righthander Aaron Sele after the Red Sox made known their interest in Jordan, but that didn't get far. If he would make a deal for Jordan or anyone else, Maxvill said, it would have to be for a young player "not making any money. …

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