"The way I look at it is in some ways, it's very ironic," Guthrie said Tuesday night in a phone interview with The Baltimore Sun. "I got my feet wet and my opportunity to establish myself as a player with the Orioles. For the five seasons I was there, we weren't a very good baseball team and didn't win a lot of games. Then, I was traded for a couple of players who helped them end that drought. Now, the Orioles have had a chance to go to the playoffs twice in the last three years. And I'm in the playoffs for an organization that had a longer drought and had even more difficulty winning."