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Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:58 am
Edited on: February 6, 2012 1:09 pm
 
Jeremy GuthrieBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Orioles have traded starter Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies for starter Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom, according to CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman.

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Guthrie, 32, was 9-17 with a 4.33 ERA last season, throwing more than 200 innings for the third consecutive season. The right-hander will be a free agent after the season and was scheduled to have his arbitration hearing with the Orioles on Monday, but his agent tweeted that Guthrie has agreed to a one-year deal with the Rockies. Heyman reports the deal is worth $8.2 million. Guthrie is 47-65 with a 4.19 ERA in his career, with 153 of his 154 starts coming with the Orioles. A former first-round pick by the Indians, he was picked up off of waivers by the Orioles before the 2007 season.

Hammel, 28, was 7-13 with a 4.76 ERA for the Rockies last season, while Lindstrom appeared in 63 games for Colorado, going 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA and two saves. The 31-year-old right-hander struck out 36 batters in 54 innings. Hamel is in the second year of a two-year, $7.75 million deal and has another year of arbitration for 2013 before becoming a free agent. Lindstrom is in the second year of his deal that will pay him $3.6 million this year with a team option for $4 million next season.

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Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:36 pm
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

Baltimore still has a baseball team? Why?
Same reason the lions had a football team for two decades.. of all comments a dude with lions logo this is a classic dumbass line.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:08 am
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

ravens98- Yep Guts was  a decent O and ate up innings.


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Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 10:06 am
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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 9:22 am
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

     I was ready to rip on RodneyTaint until I read his second post, which was very well put.  However, I will say that the ownership could be much worse- the previous owner, Eli Jacobs, was the absolute pits.  His only noteworthy contribution was a crappy one- making sure the "Oriole Park" was stuck in with the much preferred name of Camden Yards.  Angelos might make some bad decisions but he will at least try to spend money sometimes.  I think the only thing that will save the O's will be if they can somehow have another "Why Not" year like in '89.  Maybe this will show that there is some hope that they can be competitve and thus be a more attractive destination to potential free agents.


     I wish Guts all the best as a Rockie.  His won-lost record does not reflect his effectiveness as a pitcher.  I watched him in some games where he pitched great but got hosed by lousy run support.    &nb
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Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:07 am
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

Hammel will be between rotation and bullpen...but nothing special happen...
lindstrom probably was the target of Baltimore
pearls- Agreed, & Dan Duquette ain't setting the world on fire.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:46 am
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

perfect analisys of the situation..Guthrie will be awful in Denver...and 8 milion a year for him it's exactly what make franchises loose money..average player with star salary..
Hammel will be between rotation and bullpen...but nothing special happen...
lindstrom probably was the target of Baltimore....sigh!...



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

 Good luck Jeremy. I hope a change of scenery will help you. Thank you for being a stand-up guy during your 5 years here in MLBs wasteland. The Orioles are no more than an adequate Triple A franchise. I wish Peter "lil Napoleon" Angelos would sell the team to a group of investors that care i.e. Cal Ripken and friends. We have watched the attendance drop by over 2 million fans since Little Peter stopped caring. For those of you who are still drinking the orange Kool-Aid, don't blame the drop in attendance on the Expos move to D.C. How are the Nationals able to pay free agents when the Os own Washingtons TV network ? 



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 6:54 pm
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

No-Apologies - you're 100% right. Angelos is to the Orioles what Matt Millen was to the Lions. Once the Lions dumped the lump that is Matt Millen, they actually started doing better. If the O's ever rid themselves of Angelos (good luck!), then I think the O's will start doing better, too. The Orioles used to contend, used to be well-respected, used to have many quality vets (especially Ripken), and used to be a good place for FAs to go. Their ballpark is one of the prettiest in the league and the city brings character, too. I'm anxious to see how well Manny Machado does and if he lives up to the "next A-Rod" comparisons. If so, if they have a line-up of Machado, Adam Jones, Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters, and a few other solid pieces...this club could potentially do well.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:14 pm
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

As long as Angelos own this team, they will not sniff the playoffs again, period.  He has singlehandedly destroyed this once proud franchise.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to Rockies

At least, the Orioles are slowing building the farm system. 

For 20 years the plan has been overpaying B-level free agents with big dollars and no farm system.

Angelos spends money.  He just never spends it with a shred of intelligent planning.

These minor moves are just to field an affordable roster while the plan for the future is built.

It keeps the team at least on its toes.  Nobody gets too complacent.

They will shuffle around some of these mediocre veterans to simply keep some interest until the farm is built.

And since the farm was arguably the worst in baseball from 1991-2009, it is refreshing to see them at least have a plan.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel.  It is just a very very very very long tunnel.



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