Guthrie Believed To Be Seeking Three Years, $34MM

Jeremy Guthrie is believed to be seeking a three-year contract worth $34MM this offseason, reports Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star. The free agent right-hander is a Brodie Van Wagenen client.

"I think he’s looking at other opportunities, and we’ll see where that goes," said Royals GM Dayton Moore. "It’s hard to predict what is going to happen with a lot of these guys in free agency. It only takes one or two clubs…He’s looking to get the best deal."

Guthrie, 33, pitched to a 3.16 ERA in 91 innings for the Royals after being acquired from the Rockies at midseason. The former Oriole is one of only ten pitchers to throw at least 175 innings every season since 2007, so he offers lots of reliability. Ben Nicholson-Smith examined Guthrie's free agent stock in September, and the Royals have expressed interest in bringing him back.


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47 Comments on "Guthrie Believed To Be Seeking Three Years, $34MM"


DoctorPayne
2 years 9 months ago

Good luck with that.

Loody
2 years 9 months ago

He should also seek the ark of the covenant while he is at it. Has a better chance at getting that.

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
Lefty_Orioles_Fan
2 years 9 months ago

The “Ark of the Covenant!” I appreciate the humor! Didn’t expect to hear that today. In addition that is why “Top Men” like Brodie Van Wagenen is working on Guthrie getting that kind of deal!

Loody
2 years 9 months ago

Ha, I try. :)
Thanks.

UrsaMajor
2 years 9 months ago

Yeah, but you should see the Ark on his curveball…..

2 years 9 months ago

Wow.

mstrchef13
2 years 9 months ago

Does it compare to the ark on the flyballs hit over the center field wall he so generously allowed during his time in B-more?

Joeypower
2 years 9 months ago

Lol

bigpat
2 years 9 months ago

wow, I just spat my drink all over my computer

2 years 9 months ago

Wasnt Jarrod Washburn seeking a deal like this a few years ago after a fluky half year?

$1742854
2 years 9 months ago

Yes, and never pitched another day in the majors.

James Attwood
2 years 9 months ago

Any team meeting that price is seriously showing some form of desperation.

johnsmith4
2 years 9 months ago

Guthrie must be related to Edwin Jackson.

2 years 9 months ago

Guthrie deserves 20 million over 3 years at most

diesel2410
2 years 9 months ago

Dude that’s still outrageous

Johan
2 years 9 months ago

Fair contract for Guthrie at market conditions, based on his performance with the Royals last season: Guaranteed one year at $9.5 million, with a two year team option at $22 million. His “Rockie” performance at the beginning of the year is why he should be held back from a 3 year guaranteed contract.

bbxxj
2 years 9 months ago

Guthrie is already 33? Man time flies.

mstrchef13
2 years 9 months ago

He lost time while on his Mormon mission, so he’s a young 33.

2 years 9 months ago

In before someone brings up his winning percentage.

2 years 9 months ago

As an Orioles fan who loved Guthrie during this tenure in Baltimore, I wouldn’t even give him that much money

$1742854
2 years 9 months ago

This coming from a guy who rides his bike to the ballpark. He must’ve hit his head the last time he fell off his bike in Denver this past spring.

Casey McMahon
2 years 9 months ago

2 years at 18 million sounds more reasonable.

tomymogo
2 years 9 months ago

Less IMO

vtadave
2 years 9 months ago

Sounds good.
– N. Colletti

tomymogo
2 years 9 months ago

hahaha, crazy

Timothy Tappin
2 years 9 months ago

Why do a every major league player now wants to thief money from the fans and owners?? First is Cody, now Guthrie, whos going to be next?? all these average to below average want big contracts, crazy

2 years 9 months ago

These aren’t big contracts anymore. Ridiculous TV contracts have resulted in inflation. It’s just the way things are now.

rockfordone
2 years 9 months ago

Timmy – If you haven’t noticed – most ML starters get on average 1M per win. Guthrie is not out of line. Hell – Gavin Floyd got 9.5M

John LeClair
2 years 9 months ago

Inb4 Eric Chavez says hes looking for a 10 year 200 million dollar contract.

2 years 9 months ago

Fat chance.

The_Unnatural
2 years 9 months ago

He’s terrible. He’ll be lucky if he gets half of what he’s asking for. Remember when he was team USA’s ace in the WBC? I hope we get some decent players to participate next time.

2 years 9 months ago

Next!

2 years 9 months ago

Lmao, have fun being a Free Agent. He’s way too inconsistent to expect a deal like that.