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.


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25 Comments on "Quick Hits: Coffey, Nats, Upton, Phillips, Andino"


3 years 8 months ago

Robert Andino … Trade … Hmmmmmmmmm

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

WolandJR
3 years 8 months ago

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

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

he’s out of options and wouldn’t clear waivers

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

that was totally the point

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

so much for that very serious idea

Rabbitov
3 years 8 months 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. 

3 years 8 months ago

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

DT Flush234
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

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?

cubsfan97
3 years 8 months ago

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

DT Flush234
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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. 

DT Flush234
3 years 8 months ago

Alright Andino to the Cardinals. For 1 Low tier prospect.

Rabbitov
3 years 8 months ago

Sold!

Jim Sinicki
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

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.

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

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

John Bowman
3 years 8 months ago

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

Rabbitov
3 years 8 months 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. 

harmony55
3 years 8 months 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.

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

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

John Bowman
3 years 8 months 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.