Apparently not wanting the name Giants to take first page in Denver Sports news (NY Giants that is), the Rockies made a move this morning that proved they have one more trick up their sleeves. The organization decided to swap starting pitcher Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom for Baltimore’s Ace, Jeremy Guthrie. Many Rockies faithful have been praising the off-season moves so far, but have also lamented the lack of a veteran starter needed in the rotation. Whether or not Guthrie will be that needed piece, with his 32 years of experience and last years 4.33 ERA over 208 innings, will be seen.
Guthrie was projected to arbitrate around $8 – $9 million. After hearing of the trade he decided to “make a showing of good faith and agreed to a deal within the Rockies payroll structure.” Guthrie tweeted, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Baltimore anymore” upon hearing the news of the trade.
He then went on to tweet the following picture, showing his good nature and apparent love of all things Denver as he tweets:
X-Factor in this trade: my new strikeout celebration is suddenly more appropriate! @TimTebow