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The Colorado Rockies made a significant addition to their rotation on Monday, acquiring right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles for right-handers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, according to a major-league source.
Guthrie, 32, likely will be the Rockies' No. 1 starter. He was scheduled to go to a salary arbitration hearing Monday; he asked for $10.25 million; the Orioles offered $7.25 million. He is eligible for free agency at the end of the season.
Hammel, 29, will replace Guthrie in the Orioles' rotation, while Lindstrom, 31, will move into a late-inning role in their bullpen. Both are under club control for two more seasons, and their combined salaries in 2012 will be in the range of Guthrie's.
Guthrie spent the past five seasons with the Orioles, going 47-65 with a 4.12 ERA. He led the American League with 17 losses in both 2009 and '11, but those totals were largely attributable to pitching in the AL East for an inferior club.
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This morning, the Orioles traded pitcher Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies. Guthrie was engaged in arbitration hearings with the club, where he had reportedly submitted a salary number of over $10 million. According to the same report, the O’s submitted a number of 7.25 million; rather than try to bridge the gap, they shipped the veteran right-hander to Colorado.
This afternoon, I asked people's feelings on the Jeremy Guthrie trade on Twitter, and from what I got, people hate it. I'm a bit confused why this trade happened now (despite Guthrie's arbitration hearing) and what the team got in return.
That being said, Dan Duquette held a press conference with the local and electronic media this afternoon about the trade. I didn...
The Baltimore Orioles have traded right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.
“Jeremy is excited to join the Rockies, and I see this as a positive result for all parties,” Guthrie's agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, said in a statement. “Negotiations with the Orioles were steady...
Orioles will go into spring training with more than a dozen potential starters fighting for roster spotsThe Orioles' trade of right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie leaves a significant void in the top of the club's starting rotation just a dozen days before pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Sarasota, but the move continues to fulfill new executive vice president...
The Baltimore Orioles and Colorado Rockies made a rare February trade today, with Baltimore sending starter Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies in exchange for starter Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom. Guthrie then immediately agreed to an $8.2 million contract in his final year of arbitration.
I don't understand this deal at all for either team. Guthrie is a solid starter...
A person familiar with the deal says the Colorado Rockies have agreed to trade pitchers Matt Lindstrom and Jason Hammel to the Baltimore Orioles for right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade has yet to be announced. Guthrie, who turns 33 in April, agreed to a one-year, $8.2 million contract with the Rockies...
Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has been the cornerstone of the Orioles' starting rotation for the past few years, which is probably not saying a whole lot, but you still have to give him credit for going out there and taking one -- or 17, in the case of 2011 -- for the team. He was a good soldier and he is a pretty good pitcher, but he's in a better place now.
The Orioles are trading right-handed starter Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies, his agent told The (Baltimore) Sun.
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...
The Rockies were looking for an experienced arm to put atop their young rotation, but not just any veteran would do. One of those few names was Jeremy Guthrie, whom the Rockies acquired from the Orioles on Monday in exchange for right-handers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom.
The Colorado Rockies acquired veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, a move that bolsters their young rotation. In exchange, the Rockies send reliever Matt Lindstrom and right-hander Jason Hammel to the Orioles.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have traded pitchers Matt Lindstrom and Jason Hammel to the Baltimore Orioles for veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
The Orioles dealt their top starter on Monday morning, sending veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies in a trade in which Baltimore is believed to be receiving pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom.
The Rockies' search for a veteran starter capable of gobbling innings ended this morning as Colorado acquired Jeremy Guthrie from Baltimore in exchange for starter Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom.