"A multiyear deal is certainly possible for the 33-year-old Guthrie. But in some ways he reminds me of Joe Saunders, who was selected ten spots before Guthrie in the first round of the 2002 draft. Both are innings eaters who limit walks, don’t induce many strikeouts and allow lots of hits. The combination generally leads to substantial salaries through arbitration, but it doesn’t do as well in free agency. Saunders, for example, signed a one-year, $6MM contract with Arizona last offseason. I expect Guthrie to sign a contract in that range following his up and down 2012 campaign."
— Ben Nicholson-Smith, MLB Trade Rumors, on Jeremy Guthrie's potential value in free agency this coming offseason. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/09/free-agent-stock-watch-jeremy-guthrie.html.