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Johnny Cueto Worries Royals Fans

  When the Kansas City Royals traded well known prospects Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb to the Cincinnati Reds for Johnny Cueto, it was expected that Cueto would immediately fall into place and dominate. He had posted a 2.62 ERA this season in 19 games with the Reds after posting sub 3.00 ERA’s every year since 2010. He was the ace the Royals were looking for after Yordano Ventura...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Make It Four In A Row, Beat Cueto And Royals, 7-2

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)If Johnny Cueto was using this start as an audition for the 2016 Red Sox rotation, he blew it. Boston jumped on the Dominican righty—shelling him for six earned runs and thirteen hits in six innings in a 7-2 win. The Red Sox offense was broad and deep—Blake Swihart was 4-4 with two RBIs, Rusney Castillo was 2-4 with two runs scored, Mookie Betts...
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto open to signing with Red Sox in free agency

This embed is invalid   " /> When Hanley Ramirez and Johnny Cueto were spotted chatting before Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, it was reasonable to wonder whether they discussed uniting for the Boston Red Sox in 2016. The Red Sox need a front-line starter and Cueto is one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He also happens to be a free agent this offseason...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Deadline Acquisitions Continue Strong Impressions with the Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 15: Johnny Cueto #47 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Kauffman Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) Reaching the 2 million fan plateau for the first time in the 21st century on Friday, the Kansas City Royals are on pace to break a franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating five top upcoming MLB free agents

    This 2015 MLB trade deadline was one of the most exciting of all time, featuring plenty of marquee players moving teams. This offseason some of those big-name players — along with several others — will enter free agency and, hopefully, create an equally exciting winter. Let's take a look at a few of the top names entering free agency and examine whether or not those...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Rotation Still Lacking Depth Behind Cueto

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, left, is congratulated by catcher Salvador Perez, right, following a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The Royals defeated the Tigers 4-0. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) That the Kansas City Royals will win the American League Central seems all but certain. With the...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ausmus thinks Johnny Cueto's windup is illegal

    Kansas City Royals righty Johnny Cueto dazzled in a complete-game shutout of the Tigers on Monday night, and Detroit manager Brad Ausmus proceeded to react with Kikkoman-levels of saltiness. Speaking with reporters after his team’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Cueto, Ausmus openly questioned the legality of the Dominican’s delivery to the plate. “Really, the way the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Adorable baby Royals fan does best Johnny Cueto impression (photo)

To say that Kansas City Royals fans were awaiting Johnny Cueto’s first start at Kauffman Stadium on Monday night with eager anticipation would be a drastic understatement. Cueto didn’t disappoint, either, dazzling the hometown crowd with a four-hit, eight-strikeout, complete-game shutout to lead the Royals to a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. But even before he toed the rubber...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto blanks Tigers 4-0 on four hits to earn first Royals win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter in his Kansas City home debut as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday night. Cueto (1-1) did not allow a runner past second base, struck out eight and walked none. It was his sixth career shutout and second this season. Cueto, who was acquired from Cincinnati on July 26 for three pitching prospects, received a loud...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Wastes Cueto’s 2nd Start, Lose 2-1

Kansas City is now 0-2 when Johnny Cueto pitches for them, and have wasted two quality starts from him. Cueto was nails in the second start for his new team, but the bats just couldn’t get it done for him tonight.   It’s not like either teams were “on fire” at the plate, but the Tigers were able to muster up two runs off of Johnny Cueto. Cueto’s night ended after...
Via Royals Blue
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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