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Trading for Jeremy Guthrie is proving to be a huge mistake.Jeremy Guthrie looked extremely pedestrian for the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night in Cincinnati as the Reds ended the Rockies two game winning streak with a 10-3 victory.The Rockies main objective this offseason was to create a winning culture in the clubhouse. They made moves to get savvy veterans who would play team baseball. They wanted to bring in players who were hungry to win and would put their personal numbers aside to play the game the right way.On paper, it sounded good. The team impressed many around baseball by overpaying for Michael Cuddyer, a free agent who plays hard-nosed baseball. They were willing to take on the salary of Marco Scutaro, another hard-nosed veteran who knows how to take a good at-bat.The third big move was to shore up the pitching staff. General Manager Dan O'Dowd pulled the trigger on a trade that sent Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom to Baltimore for Orioles ace Jeremy Guthrie. Hamme...
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