Winter Leagues: Two More Leagues Start With a Handful of Pirates on the Rosters

There are two days of winter ball action summarized below. The Australian Baseball League started on Thursday, but there weren’t any Pittsburgh Pirates players in action. So far, only Sam Kennelly and Nick Hutchings are slated to play in Australia. The league in Puerto Rico started Thursday night as well. The rosters that have been announced so far have three Pirates minor league...
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Exclusive Interview: Robert Andino, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have quite a bit of talent in the minor league system, and one of those talented pieces is infielder Robert Andino. He has played at the major league level a decent amount, and has been a big part of the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis Indians this season. So far this season, he has recorded a .205 batting average to go along with five home runs...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes

The Pirates still haven’t made any significant moves lately, but there’s been a fair amount of Bucco news early this week: For the first time ever, PNC Park will host an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game this season – May 11 vs the Cards at 8:05. This more of an interesting note than a legitimately big deal, but it is nice to see the Bucs finally get one of those. They made...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Notes: Pittsburgh re-signs Robert Andino to a minor league contract

The face behind the "Curse of the Andino" will be taking his talents to Florida this spring, as the Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have reached an agreement with infielder Robert Andino on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.The #Pirates have signed INF Robert Andino to a minor league contract, which includes an invite to Major League spring training...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Pitcher Doug Mathis From the Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right handed pitcher Doug Mathis from the Marlins for a PTBNL or cash. Mathis has spent parts of three seasons in the majors, combining for a 4.84 ERA in 87.1 innings, with a 4.5 K/9 and a 3.6 BB/9. His last season in the majors was in 2010 at the age of 27. This year he has been pitching in Triple-A, with a 3.85 ERA in 114.2 innings, along with...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Did the Pirates Dodge a Bullet at the Deadline?

The Pirates, like a lot of other teams around the league, didn’t make a move at the deadline. Well, unless you count the addition of Robert Andino, which technically came during the waiver trading period (Andino wasn’t on a 40-man roster, so he could be dealt any time). After the trade deadline had passed, Neal Huntington met with the media. James Santelli has a breakdown of...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Andino

ROBERT ANDINO SHORTSTOP Born: April 25, 1984 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 195 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 2nd Round, 52nd Overall, 2002 (Marlins) How Acquired: Trade from Mariners (for PTBNL) High School: Miami (FL) Southridge Sr HS Agents: Bill Moore, Michael Maulini WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Andino was well regarded when the Marlins drafted him...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Infielder Robert Andino From Mariners

The Pirates made one trade today, acquiring infielder Robert Andino from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later, first reported by Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune. Andino, 29, has played mostly in Triple-A this season, recording a .229 average and .281 on-base percentage for the Tacoma Rainiers. He has played nine Major League seasons for the Florida Marlins...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Baltimore Stars As Walk-Off City

Who needs a homerun: Crush Davis blooper gives O’s walk-off win. [BS] Ever since Robert Andino, the Birds have been hurting the Red Sox. [BG] Ross Detwiler returns from a DL stint, guides the Nats to a win. [WP] More good news: Stras looked fine in ‘pen, should start Sunday. [CSNW] Making in-game experience worse, NFL won’t let women bring purses. [SI] Skins rookie safety Phillip...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners DFA Robert Andino; Will Mets Show Interest?

MLB Trade Rumors  is reporting that the Seattle Mariners have designated middle-infielder Robert Andino for assignment. The 29-year-old hit .184/.253/.237 for the M’s this season but has always been a plus defender despite his lackluster offense. Andino had a career year in 2011 with the Baltimore Orioles as he posted a .263/.327/.344 line with 22 doubles en route to earning a...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

What should the Mariners do about the 9 spot?

NL style in the AL There is something of an uprising starting to rumble in the ranks of the diehard Mariners Nation. Why is it that we continue to field not one, but two short stops at our professional level who are hitting sub .200 when there is a more than capable guy at Tacoma? I have come up with two conclusions. #1, Jack Z can’t admit when he is wrong. #2, Eric Wedge is more...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 189: Should Chad Billingsley Have Had Surgery Sooner?/Brendan Ryan, Robert Andino, and the Mariners by Ben Lindbergh and Paul Sporer

Ben and Paul talk to Corey Dawkins about Chad Billingsley`s elbow, then discuss the Mariners` decision to start Robert Andino over Brendan Ryan and the state of Seattle`s organization.
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Team Previews: Seattle Mariners

Key Additions SIGNED/RESIGNED: Oliver Perez (P), Jason Bay (OF), Raul Ibanez (OF/DH), Kelly Shppach (C), Felix Hernandez (P),  Joe Saunders (P)  TRADED FOR: Robert Andino (2B), Kendry Morales (1B/DH), Michael Morse (OF)  Key Losses Miguel Olivo (C), Chone Figgins (3B), Trayvon Robinson (OF), Jason Vargas (P),...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics 7, Mariners 3

Chris Young made his debut in left field, Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat a Seattle Mariners split-squad 7-3 on Thursday. Tommy Milone pitched three scoreless innings for the A's, who have won four of their last five. Robert Andino hit a home run for the Mariners, who had a 10-game winning streak snapped Wednesday. Kendrys Morales added two hits...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Offseason Options

The Seattle Mariners and their general manager, Jack Zduriencik, are making leaps and bounds in progress over this 2012-13 offseason.  For starts, the Mariners picked up additional middle infield talent (see: in Robert Andino and in the Triple-A portion of the Winter Meetings, we selected 2nd baseman Eric Ferris from the Brewers. Our middle infield starters...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ early off season moves

Baseball’s winter meetings are here, a time where there is a lot of trades and free agent movement.  Mariners’ fans are hoping one of the big players this week will be the Seattle Mariners.  Having been passed by the Rangers, Angels, and A’s in the A.L. West, the team needs to improve their roster to catch back up.  Even though Seattle’s record improved this season to...
December 03, 2012  |  1 Comment

The Oncoming Storm: Part One

The weather is getting colder and we in Baltimore are staring down December awaiting snow, the Mayan apocalypse and the approach of Nimburu; although only one of those is likely to happen. And if that opening sentence wasn’t evidence enough the offseason has been rather boring so far for the Orioles. Yes, they picked up Alexi Casilla and traded Robert Andino but the electrons that...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

What the Mariners can expect from the Robert Andino move

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...
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November 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

Andino Traded...

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...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners land Andino from O’s

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. The M’s...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle trades Robinson to Baltimore for Andino

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...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles-Yankees ALDS Game 2 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the O’s 3-1 win over the Yankees … Winners Wei-Yin Chin — The only O’s pitcher to start more than 20 games this year delivered six and one-third of no-earned run baseball. The Yankees will be seeing inside fastballs in their sleep. Darren O’Day and Brian Matusz — Got out of the Chin-induced jam in the seventh. Matusz had a dominant eighth...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Ichiro Dances To Avoid Being Tagged Out At Home

This is as good as it gets when it comes to avoiding being thrown out at home plate. Robinson Cano ripped a double off of the right field wall with two outs in the first and Ichiro took off from first in speedy fashion to try and score. Orioles outfielder Chris Davis threw a rope of a relay to second baseman Robert Andino who tossed it to Orioles’ catcher Matt Weiters who was...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Ichiro uses creatives moves at home plate to score Yankees’ first run of the game

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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Ichiro creatively avoids Matt Wieters' tag

This is one of the more astounding "slides" you'll ever see. In the first inning of Monday's Yankees-Orioles AL Division Series game, Robinson Cano doubled into the right field corner. Orioles right fielder Chris Davis fired in a laser to cutoff man Robert Andino, who had the rely throw to the plate quick enough to have Ichiro beat by 20 feet. The Yankees' left...
Via The Outside Corner
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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