Orioles' Guthrie switches agents

Orioles' Guthrie switches agents

There are 8 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 11, 2008, titled Orioles' Guthrie switches agents. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Orioles ace Jeremy Guthrie has switched agents, leaving Scott Boras, who had represented the 29-year-old pitcher since he broke into professional baseball, and hiring Casey Close and Brodie Van Wagenen.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Baltimore Sun.

terps19

Flagstaff, AZ

#1 Dec 11, 2008
Go Guthrie! Guthrie is a different kind of athlete then most of the clients Boras represents. I cant speculate why he left but it was probably for the best for Guthrie and the Orioles. At 29, Guthrie still has at least 5 or 6 good years left in him (remember he took 2 years off after college to go on his mission). I for one wouldnt mind seeing Guthrie end his career with the Orioles. He is a standup guy and could turn into a solid piece of the roation 2-3 years down the road.
EJR

United States

#2 Dec 11, 2008
Couldn't he have waited until after the Texiera thing was done? No reason to get Boras' panties in a bunch while he advises Tex on where to sign. Oh well.

I think Guthrie is a good person too and probably didn't feel good with a cut-throat agent like Boras.
Bob

Rockville, MD

#3 Dec 11, 2008
Dump Cabrera NOW! He isn't worth $4 million dollars. He will never be major league so why waste time on him. Bring in some FA's and use our minor leagues. They have to be better than Daniel Cabrera.
SevernDave

Fort George G Meade, MD

#4 Dec 12, 2008
I don't understand why MacPhail is "back and forth" on Daniel Cabrera. The O's have waited long enough for him to transition from "potential" to "results" and it ain't happening! He's been part of the problem for the last 4 years -- time to cut him loose!
Ray

Manassas, VA

#5 Dec 12, 2008
Disagree with the posters on Cabrera. If we had solid options on who would fill in the back end of the rotation, I might be inclined to agree. He has eaten some innings in the past and has had some success against the Yanks/Sox. 4 million in todays baseball dollars is not a lot for a 4/5 starter. We need another year to bridge the gap between when some of the young guys are ready. I would definitely have his arm checked out, though. Beyond that, what's another year. If the light bulb doesn't turn on this year then we have kids coming up right behind him.
jason

Bethpage, NY

#6 Dec 12, 2008
If Boras usually is against signing contracts to buy out arbitration years, could that mean that they are trying to get something done with Guthrie to keep him here for several years??
John in Conn

Monroe, CT

#7 Dec 12, 2008
No Ghost, Mr. Baseball, or Prospect Expert posts - sweet!!
NC Orioles Fan

Lake Mary, FL

#8 Dec 12, 2008
Bob wrote:
Dump Cabrera NOW! He isn't worth $4 million dollars. He will never be major league so why waste time on him. Bring in some FA's and use our minor leagues. They have to be better than Daniel Cabrera.
I 2nd this.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Ryan Zimmerman Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Issues develop in loss to Atlanta (Apr '14) Apr '14 Teezzyy 1
News Gee, strange play send Mets over Nationals 5-1 (Jul '13) Jul '13 Tom2Tone 1
News New York Mets: What Recent Slide Means for Davi... (Jul '12) Jul '12 XFlushing Fan 1
News Washington Nationals call up Bryce Harper from ... (Apr '12) Apr '12 Mets Fan Forever 1
News Ryan Zimmerman Ready To Return (Jun '11) Jun '11 Baseball fan 1
News Nationals should feel buyer's remorse with Werth (May '11) May '11 The Great Responder 1
News Will David Wright Finish His Career With The Mets? (Feb '11) Mar '11 Billy Ringo 7
More from around the web