Orioles Notes: Wigginton, Trade Market, Guthrie

MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli has some deadline-oriented quotes from Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. Let's take a look:

  • MacPhail doesn't think that Ty Wigginton's recent three-game suspension for bumping an umpire in an argument will affect his trade value. Wigginton is currently appealing the suspension, which could reduce it by 1-2 games. He's been linked to several teams, most recently the Rangers.
  • MacPhail feels the market is a little slow because a lot of teams are completely focused on some of the big name pitchers out there (obviously referring to Dan Haren and Roy Oswalt).
  • Baltimore isn't looking to move Jeremy Guthrie, though he's available. His contract situation (controlled through 2012) means they'd have to get a "significant return" to move him. Guthrie has been linked to many teams and said he would enjoy pitching in San Diego, though he loves Baltimore.

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4 Comments on "Orioles Notes: Wigginton, Trade Market, Guthrie"

5 years 1 month ago

If he had just taken the 3 game suspension, wouldn’t he be back by now?

5 years 1 month ago

“Significant return” for Guthrie? The guy is a younger Jeff Suppan – and at 31-years old that’s not saying much about his upside. League average and $3 million with two more arby years – go nuts overvaluing the guy.

5 years 1 month ago

jeremy hefner, sawyer carroll, and allen dykstra for guthrie and wigginton, and i’d say both teams should be happy. you get what you pay for – decent but not great major leaguers for three prospects with upside but some limiting factors

5 years 1 month ago

Not enough. In the right situation, Guthrie is a top of the rotation guy. Wigginton provides versatility and a potent bat.