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July 29 at the Yankees: W 7IP 4H 3BB 1ER 5K
The Orioles' ace did everything he needed to impress the rest of the league and improve his trade value. His final start before the trade deadline came against one of the toughest lineups in the majors, and he was masterful.
Guthrie is probably the best pitcher in reach for many teams. Ubaldo Jimenez is technically available, but most teams are unwilling to pay the price. Hiroki Kuroda is also a good option, but he won't waive his no-trade clause.
Erik Bedard could have pitched his way ahead of Guthrie but returned from the DL to get crushed, only lasting 1.1 innings.
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported that St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Texas had scouts in attendance on Friday. St. Louis, Milwaukee and Texas were probably not there for Guthrie, but Detroit is a legitimate suitor.
Connolly didn't mention Cleveland, but they may have had someone there, as they could look to reacquire their former first-round pick.
Ken Rosenthal reported earlier today that the Orioles were "unmoved" by offers so far, but there is still time left and the dominant start against the Yankees could have changed things. If he does end up getting dealt, I expect Guthrie to go to the Detroit Tigers.
Chris Tillman is starting game one of a double-header Saturday and could be poised to take Guthrie's spot in the rotation after the deadline passes.