Found February 08, 2012 on All Things Rockies:
DENVER — Any doubt how much the Rockies’ value Matt Belisle was erased over the last few days. Colorado signed the right-handed reliever two a new contract and then traded co-setupman Matt Lindstrom to the Orioles in the Jeremy Guthrie deal. The Denver Post has obtained Belisle’s contract, which is similar to the extension given Rafael Betancourt. Belisle will make $4.1 million this year with a player option for $4.25 million in 2013. He can also make an additional $450,000 for games finished beginning at 40 games and ending at 60.

Is Guthrie the Rockies new ace?

When he was with the Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was the ace of the staff. He didn’t have ace stuff but on that staff it’s what he was. What’s interesting though is he’s gone to a slightly more competitive team in the Colorado Rockies and has a legitimate chance at becoming that teams ace. I never thought this was a possibility especially with Jhoulys...

Orioles Trade Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies

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Fantasy Impact: Orioles Send Guthrie to Rockies for Hammel, Lindstrom

In what many are calling a puzzling trade, the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to send starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies for starter Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom. I’ll leave it to the experts at Fangraphs and ESPN to debate the why. What I care about is the how — how this trade affects the fantasy values of those directly involved (Guthrie, Hammel and Lindstrom...

Rockies’ age-old question on opening day

DENVER — The Rockies got old fast this offseason. They have become the anti-Hollywood. While society is obsessed with staying young, the Rockies’ projected opening day lineup figures to jump from 28.4 to 32.4 years old. If the players are better, it doesn’t matter if they are older. But the figure paints a clear picture of the Rockies’ striking transformation this offseason...

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Video: Dan O’Dowd talks about Rockies’ pitching staff for 2012

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Tuesday morning leftovers from Guthrie trade

Pitcher admits he's a lousy hitter, while former skipper wishes him wellIt’s not every day when the team you cover trades its No. 1 starter, so it was a pretty busy day here on the Insider. But since the water cooler talk about the Orioles dealing Jeremy Guthrie might carry over for 24 hours, we wanted to throw a couple more Guthrie-related tidbits to digest with your morning...

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