Right-handed starter Jeremy Guthrie

<strong>Stats:</strong> 4-14, 4.33 ERA, 23 games, 21 starts, 137 1/3 innings, 144 hits, 41 walks, 85 strikeouts. 11 quality starts
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<strong>Age:</strong> 32
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<strong>Contract status:</strong> $5.75 million in 2011; arbitration eligible for final time in 2012.
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<strong>Current market value:</strong> Fairly High
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<strong>Potential fits:</strong> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000011" title="Detroit Tigers" href="/topic/sports/baseball/detroit-tigers-ORSPT000011.topic">Detroit Tigers</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000027" title="St. Louis Cardinals" href="/topic/sports/baseball/st.-louis-cardinals-ORSPT000027.topic">St. Louis Cardinals</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000023" title="Pittsburgh Pirates" href="/topic/sports/baseball/pittsburgh-pirates-ORSPT000023.topic">Pittsburgh Pirates</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000008" title="Cincinnati Reds" href="/topic/sports/baseball/cincinnati-reds-ORSPT000008.topic">Cincinnati Reds</a>.
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<strong>Skinny:</strong> That age-old baseball question may soon be answered: How much is a guy who has lost more than half his games in a season worth in a trade? The answer will determine whether Guthrie goes to a contender or stays with the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000160" title="Baltimore Orioles" href="/topic/sports/baseball/baltimore-orioles-ORSPT000160.topic">Orioles</a> and stares at the potential of a 20-loss season. Guthrie is the Orioles' primary innings-eater, so trading him would further decimate a shaky rotation and put more pressure on a beleaguered bullpen. Yet there are plenty of clubs that think all Guthrie needs is a change of scenery to go along with his 95-mph fastball. One scout said Guthrie would be an upgrade as a third or fourth starter for most contenders. And since there aren't a lot starting pitchers being mentioned as available -- Colorado's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010153" title="Ubaldo Jimenez" href="/topic/sports/baseball/ubaldo-jimenez-PESPT000010153.topic">Ubaldo Jimenez</a> may be the best -- Guthrie is likely near the top of the wish list for some. If he can bring back two potential pieces for the future, he is gone.
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<strong>Chances he's dealt:</strong> 60 percent

( REUTERS / July 20, 2011 )

Stats: 4-14, 4.33 ERA, 23 games, 21 starts, 137 1/3 innings, 144 hits, 41 walks, 85 strikeouts. 11 quality starts
Age: 32
Contract status: $5.75 million in 2011; arbitration eligible for final time in 2012.
Current market value: Fairly High
Potential fits: Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds.
Skinny: That age-old baseball question may soon be answered: How much is a guy who has lost more than half his games in a season worth in a trade? The answer will determine whether Guthrie goes to a contender or stays with the Orioles and stares at the potential of a 20-loss season. Guthrie is the Orioles' primary innings-eater, so trading him would further decimate a shaky rotation and put more pressure on a beleaguered bullpen. Yet there are plenty of clubs that think all Guthrie needs is a change of scenery to go along with his 95-mph fastball. One scout said Guthrie would be an upgrade as a third or fourth starter for most contenders. And since there aren't a lot starting pitchers being mentioned as available -- Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez may be the best -- Guthrie is likely near the top of the wish list for some. If he can bring back two potential pieces for the future, he is gone.
Chances he's dealt: 60 percent

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