Wrapping up the Guthrie trade

Lots of links yesterday, so here’s a quick recap in case you missed anything…

*The full story on the Orioles trade of Jeremy Guthrie to Colorado, in exchange for pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, can be found here.

*Guthrie took the time to do a farewell phone interview with me and made sure to single out the fans and city of Baltimore. You can find those quotes here. More quotes from executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, along with Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd, can be found here.

*I got a lot of questions about what to think of the trade from an Orioles’ standpoint and, while I don’t think they got much better, I also don’t think they got much worse.  It was more of a lateral move, and I went into more detail explaining some of the reasoning for it here.

*For a national perspective, FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal says the Orioles waited too long to trade Guthrie, while Dan Knobler at CBS Sports looks into how much Guthrie can help the Rockies.


You’re an “early bird” if you’ll pardon the pun! Any comments from Buck Showalter on the trade? Has anyone from the Warehouse thanked Gutherie for his service to the team? I thought Duquette’s comments yesterday kind of threw Gutherie under the bus although perhaps he didn’t mean that way or maybe I’m too hypocritical this morning.

I think it’s nice that most seem to appreciate Guthrie’s efforts unfortunate they didn’t turn into a lot of wins. Good luck Jeremy. We can now move on to another day with a couple of new pitchers who deserve a chance to see how they do before all the criticism. If you want to criticize somebody it has to be Dan for even mentioning the name Manny Ramirez in the same sentence as the Orioles. Retraction from Dan is the best thing he could do for the fans of Baltimore. He has insulted all Oriole fans beyond belief. Disgraceful doesn’t even begin to describe such a thought. Manny an Oriole. After 56 years as a loyal fan I am about at my wits end with this thought process. A new ALL TIME LOW FOR GM TO PUBLICLY DISGRACE HIS TEAM, CITY AND FANS. Disgusting Dan.O’s4ever.

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