Guthrie, Orioles Have Not Discussed Long-Term Deal

Jeremy Guthrie has been a steady presence in the Orioles’ rotation for the past five seasons, but they haven’t approached the right-hander about a multiyear deal. Guthrie says he hasn’t discussed the possibility with the team since he and his agent brought it up last offseason, according to Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com.

Guthrie knows that the team would have approached him if they wanted to and says he doesn’t expect long-term security from the Orioles. However, he sounds open to the idea of a multiyear deal.

"You never take anything for granted or assume you are entitled to anything,” Guthrie said. “So to think that a team should offer me any type of contract beyond one year, I don't assume that. I've always just thought I'll go out and play year-to-year.” 

Guthrie points out that the Orioles could trade or non-tender him, but he expects that a one-year deal is “one of the more likely scenarios.” He earned $5.75MM this season as a second-year arbitration eligible player and posted a 4.33 ERA with 5.6 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 208 innings. It was the third consecutive season that the 32-year-old has surpassed the 200-inning plateau, so he will likely reach $8MM through arbitration and may approach $10MM. Guthrie, a 2002 first round pick, would be eligible for free agency after 2012.

Guthrie is a client of CAA Sports agent Brodie Van Wagenen, as our Agency Database shows.


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11 Comments on "Guthrie, Orioles Have Not Discussed Long-Term Deal"


3 years 9 months ago

Guthrie is a beast

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

I like Guthrie, just because he is as effective of an innings eating guy as there has been in the AL East for years, just stuck with lousy oriole teams and probably won’t be around when the O’s make it back to a real contender. Weaver would have loved this guy, Palmer, Cuellar, McNalley he had some good ones way back and the stuff Guthrie has is not that different, just he has lousy fielding and offensive support behind him.

Stick him on either a decent over all team, or even in the NL and that 9-17 record he put up this season could have easily been 17-9. What a waste of a good talent and not knocking on the O’s overall, just what Guthrie has had to put up with.

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

Pick almost any season and reverse his W/L record. Thats what it should have been. 

basemonkey
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah. Guthrie deserves to leave the AL East and pitch in the NL. I think we can all imagine how much better his stats would instantly bounce.

3 years 9 months ago

Oh give me a break, yeah he sometimes has electric stuff. However, he as too many hiccups! He could be motoring along throwing a shutout and then he could just as quickly give up back to back homeruns. 8 to 10 million for that, that’s not what I am thinking. Let him try his luck somewhere else and trade him. Also, thank him for his service, it’s the least the O’s can do! 

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Not saying the guy is a 10-12m a year pitcher by any means to *me* at least then one goes and looks at people like Edwin jackson, who Guthrie is much better than, the Entire twins rotation, some of which make more than Guthrie and he is superior to them all and the O’s have a decision to make.

Agree with above post. If the O’s play it by hand, let it go with a 1 year deal then Guthrie is probably better off career wise signing with a contender in the NL where he will face overall weaker lineups and more pitcher friendly stadiums. it would be a shame to O’s fans to lose what I think is a tradition (long standing) of them producing top notch starters that has kind of dragged some since him. i DO realize they have youngsters right now they are high on (britton for example) but most have fizzled since Guthrie and Bedard and that is sad for an organization that at one time was a pitching development machine.

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Not saying the guy is a 10-12m a year pitcher by any means to *me* at least then one goes and looks at people like Edwin jackson, who Guthrie is much better than, the Entire twins rotation, some of which make more than Guthrie and he is superior to them all and the O’s have a decision to make.

Agree with above post. If the O’s play it by hand, let it go with a 1 year deal then Guthrie is probably better off career wise signing with a contender in the NL where he will face overall weaker lineups and more pitcher friendly stadiums. it would be a shame to O’s fans to lose what I think is a tradition (long standing) of them producing top notch starters that has kind of dragged some since him. i DO realize they have youngsters right now they are high on (britton for example) but most have fizzled since Guthrie and Bedard and that is sad for an organization that at one time was a pitching development machine.

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

He deserves 8 to 10 million, but he deserves to be with a better team more. 

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

He deserves 8 to 10 million, but he deserves to be with a better team more. 

3 years 9 months ago

Oh give me a break, yeah he sometimes has electric stuff. However, he as too many hiccups! He could be motoring along throwing a shutout and then he could just as quickly give up back to back homeruns. 8 to 10 million for that, that’s not what I am thinking. Let him try his luck somewhere else and trade him. Also, thank him for his service, it’s the least the O’s can do! 

stovin
3 years 9 months ago

Guthrie to the Reds for Chapman. Chapman becomes the closer for the Orioles. Then we sign CJ to replace Guthrie. Go O’s!