The Rockies and Orioles have finalized a deal that will send SP Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstorm. Guthrie was the O’s opening day starter in 2011 and in the 32 starts after that went 9-17 with a 4.33 ERA in his worst year ever. The Rockies have been looking for an arm with stuff and Guthrie has plenty of stuff. I suspect he will be their opening day starter and have a come back year.
The Rockies have completed their infield by acquiring infielder Marco Scutaro in a deal with the Red Sox. In return for Scutaro the Red Sox will receive righty Clayton Mortensen.The Rockies weak link in their infield was second base with the corners guarded by gold glover Todd Helton and free agent pick up Casey Blake along with the best in the business at short stop Troy Tulowitzki the Rockies are set to compete in 2012.