Reported Acquisition Of Johnny Cueto For 6 Years, $130 Mil Has Giants Sitting Pretty
Rick Chandler 05:31 pm, December 14th, 2015
So now the Giants have a rotation which will look approximately like this: Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija, Matt Cain and Jake Peavy. With Chris Heston as sometimes starter/long relief.
That's if the reports are true: that SF has agreed to a six-year, $130 million deal with the former Reds and Royals pitcher. That's according to ESPN and Yahoo Sports.
Not only are the Giants getting a starter who won 44 games between 2012 and 2014 with the Reds, with a 3.30 lifetime ERA in 8 seasons, but also Instagram's foremost reclining enthusiast. I called up his page and this is the first photo I saw:
The Diamondbacks also reportedly offered Cueto $120 million, but that was before they signed Zach Greinke for 6 years, $205.5 million. Cueto had a rough August for the Royals last season, but bounced back in the playoffs and threw a complete-game 2-hitter in Game 2 of the World Series vs. the Mets. He was a combined 11-13 for the Reds and Royals.
According to ESPN, Cueto has an opt-out clause after two years with the Giants.
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