Guthrie lost 17 games in Baltimore last season and 14 the year before, but baseball experts chalked it up to a lack of run support. Many thought that with more help from the offense, he could win 15 or more games.
At 25-40, the Rockies are 16 games back of the Dodgers for first place in the NL West and are just a game and a half out of last place. They’ve lost 9 of the their last 10 games and will most certainly be sellers at the trade deadline.
So what about a Baltimore reunion for Jeremy Guthrie?
“No, the Orioles aren’t looking to reunite with him [Guthrie], MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko wrote. “They were determined to move Guthrie over the winter. It would take a drastic change in thinking for them to want him back. Don’t waste your time mulling over the possibilities.”
Interesting. It almost sounds as though the O’s wanted Guthrie out of the Orioles locker room.
“A scout from outside the organization believes that the Orioles’ success this year is due mainly to a better core group of players and a deeper rotation,” Kubatko added earlier in his article.
Even if that is the case, Baltimore probably isn’t interested in a guy with a 7 ERA to come back and pitch in the AL East.