I've been taking a scan at the other blogs such as Camden Chat, the Loss Column and the various forums during a lull in the workday here for a reaction to the Jeremy Guthrie trade. It's like everyone still wondering why it happened. Very few fans are pleased with it.
I'm still dumbfounded by what happened yesterday with the Guthrie trade. It's not because he was traded -- but the timing of it. Were the Orioles not set to go to arbitratio with him soon? Did the Orioles frankly just wait too long to trade one of their most valuable chips? Does anyone really feel the Orioles got any better?
Anyhow, you've got to read what Buster Olney wrote this morning on his blog:
The fact is that Guthrie doesn't have a ton of trade value now that he's less than a year from free agency, so forget the notion that Baltimore was going to get some high-end prospect for him.
But what is confounding about the deal is that it really leads to nowhere in the Orioles' bi...