I'd only trade for Guthrie if the O's were willing to take Volquez off our hands. Obviously we'd have to throw in another prospect for Guthrie only. If we get both Guthrie and Hardy, I wonder what it would take? Definitely have to include Volquez because of the logjam we'd have in the starting rotation. I would assume they'd want a QUALITY YOUNG starting pitcher and shortstop in return to replace what they lost, obviously.You can bet Reds executives are watching the Orioles closely during this series because the two teams are actually a pretty good fit for a potential trade. The Reds could use an upgrade at shortstop over Paul Janish, and another solid veteran starting pitcher. J.J. Hardy and Jeremy Guthrie are two Orioles that will surely intrigue them. The Orioles need a young first baseman, which the Reds have in Yonder Alonso, who is blocked by Votto, the reigning National League MVP. They could also use a couple of more position prospects and the Reds have them in Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier among others. The trade market is still about two weeks from heating up, but Orioles President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhail and Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty are very close friends. They spent time together yesterday and they’ve swung trades with each other before. It’s certainly something to keep an eye on.