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Rockies Upgrade With Guthrie Addition

Rockies Upgrade With Guthrie Addition

A trade for Jeremy Guthrie isn't a deal that's going to make a big splash. His time in Baltimore left him with a lackluster win-loss record and he pitched in a very difficult ballpark to succeed in. But, on Monday, the Colorado Rockies landed Guthrie in exchange for Matt Lindstrom and Jason Hammel, and in doing so may have very quietly made a major move to upgrade their rotation.

Jeremy Guthrie is not the pitcher that his record says he is over the past few years. He's not a 9-17 pitcher and that will show when he pitches for what figures to be a better team than he's use to in Colorado. When you also take into account some of the lineups he no longer has to face, namely the Yankees' and Red Sox, that...

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