3:48 AM EDT, Sat August 01, 2015
Topeka Capital-Journal 4 hours ago

Royals fall to Toronto 7-6 in Johnny Cueto's KC debut

TORONTO — Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night, spoiling Johnny Cueto’s first start with the Royals. After acquiring Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from Colorado and starter David Price from Detroit, the Blue Jays obtained right-hander Mark Lowe from Seattle and outfielder Ben Revere from Philadelphia ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. read more
National Post 19 hours ago
Toronto Blue Jays beat Kansas City Royals with the long ball ahead of Johnny Cueto’s Friday debut

Toronto Blue Jays beat Kansas City Royals with the long ball ahead of Johnny Cueto’s Friday debut

For any team, winning the first game of a series is especially advantageous when you have to face Johnny Cueto in the second
Red Reporter 19 hours ago

Farmers Only: Finnegan Begins Again

The top name from the Johnny Cueto deal made his Reds minor league debut tonight. Louisville Bats 3, Charlotte Knights 2 Brandon Finnegan made his debut for the Bats tonight, as the Reds hierarchy begin to try to stretch out the 2014 first round draft pick so that he can battle for a rotation spot in the big leagues as soon as next year. In 3 IP, the newest Reds kinda-prospect gave up 4 hits, 2 earned runs while walking none and striking out 4. Finnegan blew away folks for 3 Ks in the first inning in 13 pitches, but served up a long ball in the second. The stuff is clearly there and the...
Red Reporter Jul 30, 2015

Reds, Mets considering trade of Jay Bruce for Zack Wheeler

The Mets need offense. The Reds need everything. The July 31st non-waiver trade deadline is now less than 20 hours away (4 PM ET on Friday), and big name after big name has been on the move in one of the more active weeks in recent memory.  The Cincinnati Reds, though, have been rather quiet since trading free-agent-to-be Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals earlier this week, and that's despite them possessing multiple attractive trade pieces. One such piece is RF Jay Bruce, and it appears that the offense-starved New York Mets have eyes on him after Wednesday's deal for Carlos Gomez...
Redleg Nation Jul 30, 2015

Reds vs. Pirates – July 30, 2015

Repeat after me: the Reds (45-54) won an away series against the St. Louis Cardinals. And they did it by shutting them out in the last two games. And they only allowed four runs in 27.0 innings. And this is all a clever ruse to distract from the fact that today is Johnny Cueto’s turn …
Redleg Nation Jul 29, 2015

The Cueto Trade, In Context

Perusing the blogosphere and the twitter, reactions to the Johnny Cueto trade have been very mixed.  Some have hailed the three left-handed pitching prospects as a good haul for Cincinnati’s former ace.  Others, however, have felt the deal fell well short of the mark they’d hoped to see for the best Reds pitcher since Jose …
Redleg Nation Jul 29, 2015

Was Johnny Cueto the Best Reds’ Pitcher Ever?

As Reds fans we are all sad to see Johnny Cueto go to Kansas City. I feel he ranks right up there with Jose Rijo and Mario Soto as the best Reds pitchers I have seen in my lifetime. I thought it would be interesting to figure out where Cueto ranks among all the starting …
Cincinnati.com Jul 29, 2015
Cueto, Royals make mutual good first impressions

Cueto, Royals make mutual good first impressions

As Johnny Cueto checked into his Cleveland hotel to join the Royals on Tuesday, he was handed an honest-to-goodness crown.         
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 28, 2015

New ace Johnny Cueto 'proud' to be member of Royals

CLEVELAND — Johnny Cueto spent part of his first hours with the Kansas City Royals running up and down the steps inside an empty Progressive Field. He’s already on the move as the team’s new ace. Acquired Sunday in a trade from Cincinnati, Cueto joined his new teammates for the first time Tuesday and said he’s excited about being a part of the AL’s best team — one he might make even better. read more
Cincinnati.com Jul 28, 2015

Reds pitcher Finnegan ready to roll with Bats

One of three lefties acquired in the Johnny Cueto trade, he was introduced Tuesday in Louisville.         
Twinkie Town Jul 28, 2015

Twins trade rumors: Exploring the shortstop market

Terry Ryan's second area of focus is shortstop. Jesse takes a look at the market. You have to hand it to the Royals. Dayton Moore is operating an organization that clearly believes its window of opportunity isn't long for this baseball world, and he's made moves to match by acquiring top-end starter Johnny Cueto and the versatile Ben Zobrist. The Cueto deal is beneficial although costly, but Zobrist cost Kansas City Sean Manaea - their first round pick in 2013 - and 25-year old right-hander Aaron Brooks. On the surface it looks like an overpay, but once again: if the Royals win the last...
Redlegs Review Jul 28, 2015
Trade Deadline Notebook

Trade Deadline Notebook

by: Jack WardStaff WriterWell, the Reds have done it. They traded Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals for three left handed pitchers. They are pretty solid major league prospects so I am pleased with what the Reds got in this deal. I hate to see Cueto leave. The Reds had a legitimate ace with Cueto. Someone they could depend upon to keep them in every game and give them plenty of innings. He will be missed.Lots of trades have happened so far and more to come. Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Blue Jays for Jose Reyes, Tyler Clippard was traded to the Mets, Shane Victorino was traded...
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 27, 2015

Johnny Cueto to make his debut for Royals on Friday

CLEVELAND — Johnny Cueto hasn’t officially joined the Royals yet, but the ace’s presence is already being felt. Cueto, acquired Sunday in a trade with Cincinnati, will meet his new teammates for the first time Tuesday and make his debut for Kansas City on Friday in Toronto. The Royals sent left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed to the Reds for Cueto, who won 20 games last season and will instantly move to the top of Kansas City’s rotation. read more
National Post Jul 27, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays will face Johnny Cueto in his debut start for Kansas City Royals on Friday

Toronto Blue Jays will face Johnny Cueto in his debut start for Kansas City Royals on Friday

Johnny Cueto, who won 20 games last season and will instantly move to the top of Kansas City’s rotation
Red Reporter Jul 27, 2015

Cueto trade lands Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed for Reds

A look at the prospects the Reds got for their ace. The 2004 Cincinnati Reds allowed a staggering 907 runs, finished 10 games under .500, got 386 PA from 40 year old Barry Larkin, and saw none of the twelve pitchers who threw over 50 innings finish with a WHIP under 1.30. That same year was also the last in which the Reds organization had no Johnny Cueto in their system, something that eleven years later is again the case after Cueto was traded to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon.  The reigning American League champions will hope that adding Cueto for a half of a season will be...

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