10 Prospects That the Orioles Could Have Acquired for Jeremy Guthrie

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10 Prospects That the Orioles Could Have Acquired for Jeremy Guthrie
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If former A's prospect Adrian Cardenas was good enough to be placed on waivers, then he was certainly more than good enough to be dealt to Baltimore.

It seems safe to say, at least for Orioles fans, that the team didn't get enough in return for their stable (former) ace, Jeremy Guthrie.

Team executive vice president Dan Duquette insisted that the team didn't get any offers of prospects for Guthrie, and while that very well may be the case, getting two older players with very little upside just hasn't sat well with O's fans.

The consensus seems to be that, just maybe, the O's were asking for too much, and perhaps, if they had lowered their standards, they could have ended up pulling a deal for any number of mid-level prospects. Heck, if the Padres could get Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal and Brad Boxberger for Mat Latos, he of 27 career victories, it seems odd that Guthrie, he of 40 victories in the past four seasons, couldn't even muster one prospect.

Need I remind you that Guthrie won 40 games...for the Orioles! That's like winning 80 in four seasons for the Yankees or Phillies.

Here are a few prospects who I would think could have been acquired if the effort to shop Guthrie had been more determined.

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