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Orioles, Angels have discussed a Jeremy Guthrie trade

Nov 28, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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I believe I heard the first Jeremy Guthrie trade rumor in the summer of 1984. I had just turned 11, got a copy of the Sporting News and read that the the Orioles were talking to some teams about dealing him but would, inevitably, just hold on to him so they could have an innings eater while the young arms develop.

Yes, I realize that Guthrie did not make his major league debut for another 20 years. But such is the nature of Jeremy Guthrie trade rumors. They will outlive us all.

Anyway,  Jon Paul Morosi said the Angels and Orioles have discussed the possibility of a Guthrie trade in recent days.  And really, when you’re a team like the Angels and you already have pretty strong starting pitching, you don’t pass up an opportunity to trade for a guy who led the league in losses two of the past three years.

OK, I kid because it’s fun to kid. Guthrie has his uses. He’d have more uses if he got out of Camden Yards and into the AL West, but I really don’t see why the Angels would be that interested.

  1. phukyouk - Nov 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    so THATS what a sarcasm font looks like… i <3

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Nov 28, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    I think this would be a good move for the angels, Guthrie hasnt done that bad in the AL east and in a hitter’s ballpark with no offense behind him.

  3. dowhatifeellike - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Great, go ahead and trade away the only consistent pitcher we have. Sure, his record has been terrible the last few years, but only because his run support has been atrocious.

    If the O’s trade him, it will have to be because they believe he is cursed.

  4. dowhatifeellike - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    And the defense behind him last year was awful as well.

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