The Opportunity of a lifetime for Robert Andino


The dream began for shortstop Robert Andino on August 4, 2002, as he signed with the Florida Marlins and kicked off his minor league career. He was expected to be the future at the middle-infield position, his stellar defense and slap-hitting style carrying him to the pros. This dream became a reality, as he reached the majors in 2005; however, the fantasy for the youngster was soon to be a nightmarish career. On November 24, 2005, the Fish traded Josh Beckett, Mike Lowel, and Guillermo Mota to the Red Sox for up-and-coming star Hanley Ramirez.