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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mariners acquire infielder Robert Andino from Baltimore Orioles

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that the team has acquired infielder Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Trayvon Robinson.

Andino, 28, hit .211 (81x384) with 41 runs, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs and 28 RBI in 127 games for Baltimore in 2012. He appeared games at second base (108 G/96 GS), third base 15 G/9 GS, shortstop (2 G/GS) and one game each in left field and center field.

In parts of eight Major League seasons with Florida (2005-08) and Baltimore (2009-12), Andino is a career .235 (292x1244) hitter with 152 runs, 52 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs, 92 RBI in 439 games. The Miami, FL native was originally selected by the Florida Marlins in the second round of the 2002 amateur draft.

“The addition of Robert Andino gives us some experienced infield depth with a player who has played multiple positions” said Zduriencik. “With Robert having Major League and playoff experience and still relatively young, we thought that it made sense to make this trade and let him come in and compete.”

Thanks to Eddie.

Repoz Posted: November 20, 2012 at 02:55 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: November 20, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4306883)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
   2. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 20, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4306884)
I miss the old days back when statgeek teams actually cared whether a position player could hit or not. :)

Robert Andino has 1.6 WAR in slightly more than two full-time seasons in MLB. This suggests to me that replacement level is set around 0.7 WAR too high over a full season.
   3. SG Posted: November 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM (#4306889)
He's better than Chone Figgins at least.
   4. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 20, 2012 at 03:32 PM (#4306897)
Figgins has a $9 million vesting option if he gets 600 PAs in 2013. Is there somewhere I can wager on whether he gets 600 PAs this year?
   5. Magnum RA Posted: November 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM (#4306901)
I'm an Os fan, and I don't think Andino is a very good baseball player, but I love the guy. Anyone who's been to Camden Yards and seen his movie reviews on the big screen will know what I'm talking about. And that's before mentioning Game 162. He will be missed.
   6. Swedish Chef Posted: November 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM (#4306903)
Is there somewhere I can wager on whether he gets 600 PAs this year?

The technical term for what you're looking for is "sucker".
   7. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 20, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4306913)
Anyone have anything on Robinson?
   8. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: November 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4306925)
Anyone have anything on Robinson?


Athlete who can't actually play baseball. My recollection is the Mariners got quite a bit of credit for getting him from the Dodgers in a three team deal that sent Bedard to the Red Sox at the deadline in 2011.
   9. Curse of the Andino Posted: November 20, 2012 at 04:04 PM (#4306926)
I'm an Os fan, and I don't think Andino is a very good baseball player, but I love the guy. Anyone who's been to Camden Yards and seen his movie reviews on the big screen will know what I'm talking about. And that's before mentioning Game 162. He will be missed.


Yeah, love that guy, but he was pretty awful this year.

/New name?
   10. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 20, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4306929)

Robert Andino has 1.6 WAR in slightly more than two full-time seasons in MLB. This suggests to me that replacement level is set around 0.7 WAR too high over a full season.

Are you saying he was actually worth 3.2 WAR over that time period? Or do you mean that replacement level is too low and that Andino is really the replacement level?
   11. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: November 20, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4306934)
I'm just happy that Robinson won't be around to hit against the Angels any more. 3 of his 5 career HR's are against the Angels and he sports an OPS 150 points higher vs. the Angels than the rest of the league.

I'm not going to look up Andino's stats vs. the Halos. Because with my luck.....
   12. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 20, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4306935)
Yes by 'too high' I mean 'too low.' Me be much stupid.
   13. bookbook Posted: November 20, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4306937)
Robinson made a bit of progress with the contact rate, such that he's probably good enough with the bat to be a 4th OF. And he runs/catches well. Unfortunately the arm is stretched in LF, never mind right or center.
   14. Poster Nutbag Posted: November 20, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4306998)
Figgins has a $9 million vesting option if he gets 600 PAs in 2013. Is there somewhere I can wager on whether he gets 600 PAs this year?


Had a friend approach me to bet Buehrle wouldn't hit 160 IP this year.....
   15. Gamingboy Posted: November 20, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4307044)
Let us just hope this does not bring another Curse of the Andino.
   16. Monty Posted: November 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4307046)
/New name?


Nice work.
   17. MM1f Posted: November 21, 2012 at 04:40 AM (#4307305)
Athlete who can't actually play baseball. My recollection is the Mariners got quite a bit of credit for getting him from the Dodgers in a three team deal that sent Bedard to the Red Sox at the deadline in 2011.


They did.

Robinson is an athlete who can kinda/sorta hit sometimes, and certainly has the tools to do so, so predictably he hit a bunch of bombs in Albequere, where everyone hits bombs all the time, so people (for some reason) thought he could actually hit for real all the sudden. And he couldn't.

Robinson hit something like 26 HRs to 8 2Bs in his breakout year in Albequerque. I have no kind of research to base this on, but I have always been super suspicious of guys with lots of HRs and few doubles. It isn't like you wish some of those HRs woulda stayed inside the park, but it just screams fluke or risky to me.

Remember kids, what happens in Albuquerque and Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas and Albuquerque and that goes for batting stats as more than anything.
   18. akrasian Posted: November 21, 2012 at 08:13 AM (#4307315)
According to baseball-reference, the player who has put up the most major league value since that Robinson trade is Stephen Fife, who had some value for the Dodgers as an emergency starter last season. Next is Tim Federowicz, the "centerpiece" from the Dodgers' perspective, who is doing basically what I expected of him - a backup catcher stashed in the minors who provides depth when major league injuries strike. Bedard and Robinson have had negative major league value since the trade.
   19. Bourbon Samurai Posted: November 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4307357)
Robert Andino has played parts of 8 major league seasons??

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