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The Mariners trade Trayvon Robinson to the Orioles for Robert Andino

Nov 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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The Seattle Mariners have announced that they’ve acquired Robert Andino from Orioles for Trayvon Robinson.

After being acquired from the Dodgers in 2011, Robinson, an outfielder, has had 319 big league plate appearances over the past two seasons, and he just hasn’t hit. His line: .221/.294/.324.  He hit pretty darn well in the minors, but a lot of that was a function of the Pacific Coast League, one figures.  A move out of Safeco Field and just a basic change of scenery will hopefully help him.

Andino has been in the majors for parts of eight increasingly unhappy seasons. He has served as a utility guy, and his bat makes it pretty certain he’ll remain a utility guy and not move on to greater things. That the Orioles are trading him so they can make room for Alexi Casilla tells you, however, that they’re no longer all that high on the lad, who will be 29 come April.

  1. johnb1990 - Nov 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Whoopie…that Jack Z is some deal maker eh?

  2. ireportyoudecide - Nov 20, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Yep, still can’t believe the great haul he got for Doug Fister. Take that Detroit.

  3. mmason0071 - Nov 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Wonder if this move is a prelude to finally cutting Chone Figgins. Andino looks intended to take over what little function Figgins still had with the Mariners. And even with a .211 BA he is an offensive upgrade!!

    Trayvon was a nice guy and played hard, but had no power and a noodle arm so very limited potential.

    • dondada10 - Nov 21, 2012 at 6:30 AM

      You called it.

  4. denny65 - Nov 20, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    And this would be a good deal for the Mariners, why?

    [scratches head, looks skyward, shrugs shoulders, exhales]

  5. rockthered1286 - Nov 20, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    After the trade rape that was Beddard for Jones/Tillman, the thought of trading with Baltimore must still make the M’s cringe a bit. No worries this time around- Dino is a great defensive player, with a slightly impatient approach to the plate. Maybe a change of scenery will do him good.

    On our end…it seems like nothing more than adding a body to the minors. Casilla was brought in for no other reason than to replace Dino so it’s not like we didn’t see this coming.

  6. dondada10 - Nov 20, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Andino looks high as a kite in this photo.

  7. husky2score - Nov 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Andino must be ticked off. He hated being with the O’s when they sucked and now he is going to the Mariners? Tough life.

  8. swu32733 - Nov 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    The latest Trader Jack fiasco. Seattle gives up early on Robinson to get a confirmed zero. Way to go Jack.

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