Quick Hits: Coffey, Nats, Upton, Phillips, Andino

It's been a busy first day of the Winter Meetings at MLBTR, so let's use this opportunity to catch up on a few Monday items that may have slipped through the cracks…

  • Todd Coffey is drawing interest from the Mets and Brewers, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The Brew Crew haven't expressed any interest in bringing back another righty, LaTroy Hawkins, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (on Twitter).
  • The Nationals may revisit their search for a center fielder after the non-tender deadline, so they can see if any bargain options hit the market, writes Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
  • B.J. Upton is one center fielder who may be on the trade market, but Morosi hears interest in the Rays' speedster has been "mild" so far (Twitter link).
  • GM Walt Jocketty suggested to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon that extension talks between the Reds and Brandon Phillips may hinge on the number of years the club feels comfortable offering.
  • Orioles infielder Robert Andino is drawing trade interest from teams who could use him as a starting shortstop, tweets MASN's Roch Kubatko.
  • GM Dan Duquette said the Orioles have several "irons in the fire" and is optimistic about making at least one move during the Winter Meetings, says Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com.
  • There are indications that the Mariners have talked to the Rockies about Seth Smith's availability, says MLB.com's Greg Johns.

25 Responses to Quick Hits: Coffey, Nats, Upton, Phillips, Andino Leave a Reply

  1. Robert Andino … Trade … Hmmmmmmmmm

    (I doubt we’d get anything useful in return)

    • WolandJR 4 years ago

      Probably some NL east team is going to nab him to see if he can work his magic against Papelbon again.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      boston might give something up just to stash him in AAA where he can’t hurt them

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

      Useful is a relative term.  Getting a young pitcher with some upside and giving Ryan Adams some time in the majors is worth it to me. 

      • Yeah but idk if we get someone other than a kam mickolio type guy.

        And Adams seems like a bench guy at best.  Maybe a AAAA player.  Though Andino figured something out last year so maybe Adams can

  2. DT Flush234 4 years ago

    Cards might be interested. They could use him as their starting SS or backup to Tyler Greene.

    • Exactly, what I was thinking. I read somewhere, that MO was interested in bringing in a guy to compete with Tyler for the job too. Could be something we look into. Any knowledge on his D?

  3. cubsfan97 4 years ago

    Meh, he seems like a lesser version of Theriot.  I dont know what his defense is like though. 

  4. DT Flush234 4 years ago

    O’s would be better of just keeping Robert Andino he has potential to be a good player. They would likely get 1 low tier prospect for him.

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

      O’s have one of the deepest farm systems for middle infielders in baseball. Its an anomaly given the general weakness of the rest of their farm system. 

      This trade SHOULD happen. 

  5. Jim Sinicki 4 years ago

    I would love to see Todd Coffey come back to the brewers! Fan Favorite while he was here. ULTIMATE WARRIOR!!!!

  6. Would love for the Brewers to get Coffey back.  It’s Coffey time!

  7. Can’t think of anything that the M’s have that the Rox would want.  Oh wait that doesn’t seem to matter to O’Dud.

  8. vtadave 4 years ago

    Robert Andino.  Exhibit A as to why Reyes just got a nine-figure deal.

  9. Rox should trade smith and matzek/other prospect to M’s for Vargas. Rox should also trade Hammel for Andino so he could play second base

  10. John Bowman 4 years ago

    Alderson: Doug, interested in some coffee?
    Melvin: Absolutely, Sandy.
    And another rumor starts.

  11. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    There are plenty of teams that think that.  He’s inexpensive, plays good defense, and his hitting is showing signs of improving.  He’s not a star, not even close, but he’s serviceable. 

  12. harmony55 4 years ago

    MLB Trade Rumors projects 2012 salaries of $1.2 million for four infielders entering the first of three arbitration seasons: Jed Lowrie, Blake DeWitt, Chris Getz and Robert Andino.

    Andino’s trade value should be similar to that of the other three.

  13. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    a draft pick and another 4 WAR for a team in contention. there’s still plenty of time to trade him anyway

  14. John Bowman 4 years ago

    To get that draft pick, the Rays will have to offer him something like $12.5M. It will be interesting to see how the new draft compensation rules play out next off season.

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