Ronald Martinez, Getty Images The Rockies expect former Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie to be an innings-eater and anchor the Rockies young rotation.
When the Baltimore Orioles traded Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies, the right-handed pitcher was surprised — but pleasantly so.
“The Rockies have been one of those teams that has consistently had interest, and I guess that’s the silver lining in the big change,” Guthrie said. “I get a chance to go to a city and play for a team that’s ready to win now and ready to go after it and doing everything in their power to do that. I’m excited to pitch meaningful games all season, right from the start.”
Guthrie is stoked about the change. So is Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd.
“I think we are blessed to get the guy because I think there is a competitive edge to this guy,” O’Dowd said last week.
Now, with spring training just around the corner (seriously, forget the snow and today’s 20-degree temps), you have a chance to ask Guthrie a question o