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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  1. DoctorPayne 3 years ago

    Good luck with that.

  2. Loody 3 years 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 3 years 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!

  3. bigpat 3 years ago

    wow, I just spat my drink all over my computer

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

    • $1742854 3 years ago

      Yes, and never pitched another day in the majors.

  5. James Attwood 3 years ago

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

  6. johnsmith4 3 years ago

    Guthrie must be related to Edwin Jackson.

  7. Guthrie deserves 20 million over 3 years at most

    • diesel2410 3 years ago

      Dude that’s still outrageous

    • Johan 3 years 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.

  8. bbxxj 3 years ago

    Guthrie is already 33? Man time flies.

    • mstrchef13 3 years ago

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

  9. In before someone brings up his winning percentage.

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

  11. $1742854 3 years 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.

  12. Casey McMahon 3 years ago

    2 years at 18 million sounds more reasonable.

  13. vtadave 3 years ago

    Sounds good.
    – N. Colletti

  14. tomymogo 3 years ago

    hahaha, crazy

  15. Timothy Tappin 3 years 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

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

    • rockfordone 3 years 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

  16. John LeClair 3 years ago

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

  17. Fat chance.

  18. The_Unnatural 3 years 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.

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

  20. Red_Line_9 3 years ago

    Guthrie would best be served by trying to remain a relevant major league pitcher for 3 more seasons.

  21. Omazing 3 years ago


  22. Scott Krouse 3 years ago

    Does this or Manny Ramirez getting 2 years and 20 million have a better chance of happening?

  23. KB 3 years ago

    the fact that he wants a 3 year deal is more far fetched then what he wants yearly. i mean there are no bad 1 year deals even if it is for 10M to a #4/5 pitcher.

  24. diesel2410 3 years ago

    Jason Bay’s aunt has a better shot at that kinda money

  25. mattinglyfan 3 years ago

    At first I thought these were ridiculous demands, but with an agent whose name is as awesome as Brodie Van Wagenen, anything is possible, even for a Jeremy Guthrie.

  26. Padres4life 3 years ago

    willing to bet he goes to the Padres!

  27. soxfan123123 3 years ago

    The only way he gets that contract if Scott Boras is his agent.

  28. nd215 3 years ago

    let him get a postive pitching record season before he even negotiates a contract…

  29. Chad Woelk 3 years ago

    As a Royals fan I was so happy that he had a great season when he got over here and talked about how he wanted to stay in KC. Now all of a sudden he wants way too much money when at most he is worth 2 yrs, 16 mil. And that may be going too high. No way you give this guy 3 yrs. We already made the mistake of giving Chen 2 yrs at 14 mil.

  30. optionn 3 years ago

    I thought Guthrie was getting near 40. A young buck who is only 33 years old should easily get his asking price in this feeding frenzy.

  31. Dylan 3 years ago

    They forgot the dash between the 3 & 4. I think it was suppose to say “Guthrie Believed To Be Seeking Three Years, 3-4MM” That makes more sense.

  32. Johan 3 years ago

    Guthrie’s put up some respectable numbers after his trade to the Royals, but who knows if that was really an indicator of his value. Teams want consistency and no team will really know if Guthrie will be able to provide that consistency all year long.

    But then again, to the major market teams, $34 million is chump change.

  33. Doesn’t matter if he deserves, only matters if someone pays it. Please reference Barry Zito, Vernon Wells, and soon-to-be Josh Hamilton

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