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Over the Monster Nov 11, 2015

Red Sox free agent targets: Johnny Cueto

Spending big on Johnny Cueto comes with plenty of risks, but for a Red Sox team in need of a frontline arm, Cueto could be a risk worth taking. If Dave Dombrowski is to be believed, the Red Sox's long, drawn-out search for an ace will finally come to an end over the next couple months. The bigger question will be just who that pitcher is and what avenue the Red Sox take to acquire him. Boston enters the offseason with enough money to compete in a free-agent market stocked with frontline pitching. Dombrowski also has a farm system brimming with talent, and his track record suggests he is...
San Jose Mercury News Nov 9, 2015

Giants start shopping for front-line pitcher

The crop of free-agent pitchers is headed by Zack Greinke, David Price, Jordan Zimmermann and Johnny Cueto, and the Giants will have $30 million off the books with the expiring contracts of Tim Lincecum and Tim Hudson.
Fenway Nation Nov 8, 2015
Personal Red Sox Ties Could Lead To Greinke Signing

Personal Red Sox Ties Could Lead To Greinke Signing

Brian Bannister—Red Sox Director of Pitching Analytics—helped him win the Cy Young in KC in 2009. Allard Baird—Red Sox Senior Vice President of Player Personnel—drafted him out of high school. Thus, many reports are suggesting that Zack Greinke is coming to Fenway. Basically, if John Henry can shift his attention from health-care websites and soccer, he might just free up the cash to land the possible 2015 Cy Young winner. So, could Zack be headed here? Stay tuned!
Red Reporter Nov 8, 2015

Should the Reds target Johnny Cueto this winter?

Free agency estimators indicate his price may be lower than expected. Does that matter? We all like Johnny Cueto. Like, like-like him. Watching him celebrate his World Series championship with the Royals was like watching your dream girl date a guy smarter, richer, funnier, and better-looking than you. The good news is, that relationship is now likely over for good. The Reds never really seriously entertained, at least not publicly, a long-term deal for Cueto. He had set himself up for a major payday, something north of $150 million. But then he kinda clunked out for the Royals. He twirled...
Fenway Nation Nov 7, 2015
'Expert' Consensus: Sox Get Free Agents Cueto & O'Day

'Expert' Consensus: Sox Get Free Agents Cueto & O'Day

According the consensus of MLBTradeRumors 'experts', the Red Sox will dip into the free agent market to fill their two biggest needs: an ace starting pitcher and a dominant bullpen arm. The belief is that Dave Dombrowski will pay Johnny Cueto $115 million over five years to put him at the top of the Boston rotation. In addition, the view is that The Carmine Hose will sign sidearm reliever Darren O'Day to a three-year, $22.5 million contract. The 29-year old Cueto has a record of 96-70 over eight MLB seasons—compiling a 3.30 ERA. The 33-year old O'Day has a 31-13 record out of the 'pen over...
The Republican Nov 7, 2015
MLB Trade Rumors predicts Johnny Cueto, Darren O'Day to Boston Red Sox

MLB Trade Rumors predicts Johnny Cueto, Darren O'Day to Boston Red Sox

MLB Trade Rumors predicts the Red Sox will sign Johnny Cueto and Darren O'Day.
Redlegs Review Nov 5, 2015

Post-World Series and Pre-Offseason Musings

by: Jack WardStaff WriterRemember what I said last week? ”I’m hoping the Royals win but if I was a betting man I would pick the Mets as bad as I hate to. I just think they have the better pitching.” Wrong again. The Royals had the better pitching in the World Series thanks mostly to two former Reds. Edinson Volquez was very good in two starts and Johnny Cueto was almost perfect in his start. Who would have thought back in April that these two former Reds would be the guys who put the Royals over the top? Of course the Royals are world champions because they do two things that the...

Should Giants pursue new free agent Zack Greinke?

The Giants will search for pitching this winter, and Greinke joins a large list of quality front-end starters on the market, including David Price, Jordan Zimmermann and Johnny Cueto. Because Leake was traded in-season, the Giants cannot extend him a $15.8 million qualifying offer, which could have suppressed Leake's market and at least gotten the Giants a compensatory draft pick should he sign elsewhere.
Over the Monster Nov 4, 2015

Red Sox free agent targets: Jordan Zimmermann

With the Red Sox in need of an ace, Jordan Zimmermann might be a surprisingly under-the-radar buy in an offseason full of ridiculous names. But there's reason to be skeptical after a less-than-spectacular 2015. I came here today expecting to tell you that Jordan Zimmermann was Boston's best bet for a free agent ace this offseason. In a market dominated by David Price and Johnny Cueto, Zimmermann seemed like the guy who might get lost in the shuffle. The James Shields to Price and Cueto's Scherzer and Lester, just a few years younger. No, Zimmermann is not going to wind up signing for $75...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 30, 2015
World Series Game 2 Thread: Oct. 28, Mets vs. Royals, 5p

World Series Game 2 Thread: Oct. 28, Mets vs. Royals, 5p

Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.54) vs. Johnny Cueto (11-13, 3.44).
New York Post Oct 29, 2015

Ned Yost confident Royals’ shaky Game 3 starter can put Mets in 0-3 hole

If you judge what Johnny Cueto did in Game 2 of the World Series against the Mets, it’s hard to present an argument that Yordano Ventura is the most talented Royals starter. Cueto threw a complete-game, two-hitter at the Mets in a 7-1 victory Wednesday night in Kansas City that put the NL champs in...
New York Post Oct 29, 2015

Speculating the paydays for 5 key World Series free agents

When the Royals obtained Johnny Cueto in late July, they were trying to seize a moment. They were the defending AL champs and had the best record in their league. They had lost the World Series the year before because the Giants had an historic ace in Madison Bumgarner and they didn’t. So, Cueto made...
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 29, 2015

Royals' rotation puts the 'world' in the World Series with three Dominican Republic natives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yordano Ventura is the flamethrower who stares down hitters. Johnny Cueto has flowing dreadlocks and nicknamed his motion “The Rocking Chair.” Edinson Volquez is the always ebullient guy who pitched just hours after his dad died. And together, the Kansas City trio is about to put the world in the World Series. When Ventura takes the mound at Citi Field on Friday night to face the New York Mets, the Royals will become the first team in Series history to start three pitchers born outside the United States. Each from the Dominican Republic, too. read more
Redleg Nation Oct 29, 2015

Johnny Cueto’s Occasionally Excellent, Occasionally Strange Kansas City Adventure

As Johnny Cueto ambled off the Rogers Centre mound on Oct. 19 to a cacophony of jeers from nearly 50,000 boisterous blue-clad Blue Jays backers, the former-Reds-ace-turned-Royals gun-for-hire flashed his trademark pearly-white grin. Strangely enough, only during his ignominious exit did Cueto resemble himself. Five days after Cueto retired the last 19 Texas Rangers he …

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