There will be no Jeremy Guthrie trade with Detroit. The Tigers were the favorite to acquire Guthrie at the deadline, but reports say that the Orioles were not happy with what Detroit was offering. Just this afternoon the Tigers acquired starter Doug Fister and former Oriole David Pauley for Charlie Furbush, Casper Wells, and third base prospect Francisco Martinez. Furbush was a name that I mentioned in all of my Orioles trade rumors articles this past week that could have been included in trades for multiple O’s players.
With the Tigers now having Cy Young contender Justin Verlander, young ace Max Scherzer, the red hot Rick Porcello, the newly acquired Doug Fister, and veteran Brad Penny, they no longer have room for Guthrie.
If O’s fans were hoping to acquire the young potential ace Andy Oliver there is only hope left in a Koji Uehara deal.
After Guthrie’s great start last night and the poor outing of Mariners starter Erik Bedard, more teams are rumored to be interested in Guthrie instead of Bedard. The Cardinals and Red Sox are now the favorites to acquire Guthrie. For more on what the Orioles could get from those teams click here.