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"Given Robert Andino's down 2012, I suggested the Orioles might want to look elsewhere for a starting second baseman for 2013 if they wanted to be competitive again. When the O's picked up Alexi Casilla, the writing was kind of on the wall Andino wasn't going to be getting a starting job with the team next season. And now, as it turns it, he won't be getting any kind of job at all with the Birds, as he's been traded to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Trayvon Robinson."
BEST OF MAXIM
Set the bar low
There are a few things in life that I feel deserve low expectations: Action movies that come out in January, Middle East peace talks and Robert Andino.
Looking over the stats it is not difficult to anticipate a batting average in the low two hundreds and subpar defense for the Mariners in 2013.
Anything above that is a bonus.
However if you are feeling that...
M’s land versatile infielder
Looking to build some infield depth, the Seattle Mariners have acquired Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Trayvon Robinson.
With a surplus of outfielders, and a lack of depth in the middle infield, this is a trade purely for depths sake. In his career, Andino has played second, third, shortstop, left and centerfield.
Looking to add depth to the infield, the Seattle Mariners acquired versatile Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday in exchange for reserve outfielder Trayvon Robinson.
The trade instantly gives the Mariners an experienced infielder who can play second base, third base and shortstop. Andino is likely to fill the role held this past season by Japanese infielder Munenori...
RIME OF THE FORMER MARINER
Amy Franz, the Mariners fan behind the "Ichimeter," a hit-counter that tracked Ichiro's hits at Mariners home games, received a thank you note and care package from Ichiro.
When healthy, Jason Hammel was the Orioles’ clear ace in 2012. The 29-year-old added a power sinker to his classic fastball-curveball-slider arsenal. The addition became a career year — Hammel recorded a 3.43 ERA and a 3.29 FIP. The Orioles’ ability to withstand getting just 20 starts from Hammel ranks among the greatest mysteries in a mystery filled season.
To take a look...
The Seattle Mariners announced that they have sent outfielder Trayvon Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange of infielder Robert Andino. Robinson was a highly coveted prospect in the Dodgers organization that ended up in Seattle in a three-team trade that sent Erik Bedard to Boston.
The 25-year old outfielder hit .221/.294/.324 with 3 HR's, 12 RBI's and a .275 wOBA...
Following is a very basic list of things we know to be true about Chone Figgins:
He used to be very successful at baseball
Lately he has been far less successful at baseball
Tuesday night he was finally dropped by the Mariners
Relative to other players, he is little
There’s a lot more to Chone Figgins than that — there’s a lot more to everybody than that — but that’s...
Figgins seemed to lose himself while playing in Seattle. Could relocating to Philadelphia get his career back on track? Photo: AP
With Chone Figgins being designated for assignment by the Mariners yesterday, all signs point to the once productive player hitting the free agent market. Ian Riccaboni and I sat down to discuss whether Figgins might be an option worth exploring for the...
Looking back at 2009, you have to wonder just what happened to Chone Figgins. In Figgins contract and career year, he hit .298/.395/.393 with 42 stolen bases, led the AL in walks and played world class defense at third base. Figgins posted a 7.5 rWAR (Baseball-Reference wins above replacement) that trailed only Joe Mauer (7.6), Chase Utley (8.0), Ben Zobrist (8.3) and Albert...
Hot News for 3B Chone Figgins
– The Seattle Mariners designated Chone Figgins for assignment reports Greg Johns of MLB.com. Figgins had one year and $8 million left on his contract. The 34-year old veteran hit .227/.302/.283 with 4 HR's and 61 RBI's in 1209 plate appearances for the Mariners in three seasons and his wOBA's during his tenure there were .298, .220 and .242.
– First baseman Bryan...
I was reading MetsBlog’s take by Matt Cerrone on why he feels the Mets should jump on the recently released Chone Figgins.
Figgins was pretty terrible last season. I’m talking Jason Bay-level terrible. He was no better in 2011.
To be an upgrade for the Mets, he wouldn’t even have to be close to what he did 2009. I mean, his 2007, 2008 would be a significant upgrade, frankly...
Evening everyone. I’ve not been hearing much on the market concerning the Orioles and free agency as of yet, despite murmurs of them being interested in a number of players.
However, today, the Orioles made a trade. It saddened me as a fan to read the details a while ago, but the deal they made was prudent and hard to argue with.
From the Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles...