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Is Johnny Cueto That Much Of A Mystery?

Is Johnny Cueto that much of a mystery? When the Kansas City Royals made a massive splash to get Johnny Cueto from the Cincinnati Reds at the trade deadline, the Royals thought they were getting a guy who they could count on start in and start out. After all, Cueto was spinning a gem of a season with Cincinnati with a nifty 2.60 ERA (3.20 FIP, 3.57 xFIP) and an fWAR of 3.0. Cueto...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Cueto rebuild his free-agent value with World Series start?

Johnny Cueto saved his best start for perhaps his last start with Kansas City. Jamie Squire Getty Images North AmericaBOCA RATON, Fla. -- In mid-September, it could be said that Johnny Cueto had the worst sense of timing among marquee free agents in recent baseball history.Cueto struggled to a 2-6 record and 5.43 ERA over his first nine starts after a July trade to the Kansas City...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

'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...
Via FenwayNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

(Un)necessary Analysis of Johnny Cueto’s Different Deliveries

This being primarily a numbers site and all, we tend to try our hardest to deal with objective truths around these parts. If it’s not backed by, y’know, evidence, why say it? That’s one of the primary reasons this whole sabermetrics thing got off the ground in the first place. But, hey. We’re human beings. We’ve all got a little hot take in us, whether we care to admit...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Confused reporter interviews Johnny Cueto's brother

Johnny Cueto is good at two things: pitching well and confusing reporters. The Kansas City Royals starter threw a complete game to lift his team to a 7-1 victory in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday against the Mets, putting KC up 2-0 in the series. Naturally reporters sought to interview him after the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto relayed signs to his catcher against Blue Jays

Johnny Cueto had his worst start of the season by far during the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays. In an 11-8 ALCS Game 3 loss, Cueto was charged with eight runs allowed over two-plus innings. It was a disastrous effort. After the game, reports said Cueto suspected the Blue Jays were stealing signs. How...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto suspects the Blue Jays of stealing signs

Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday saw Royals righty Johnny Cueto get shelled for eight earned runs in just two innings in an embarrassing loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. His explanation for such a pathetic showing? Well let’s just say that Cueto didn’t just chalk it up to a rough day at the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Were Johnny Cueto’s results Johnny Cueto's fault?

So here’s something weird. I’ve noticed on Twitter that when Blue Jays fans refer to last night’s ALCS Game Three, they seem to give the credit to the Jays. They say things like, “The Jays were crushing the ball.” But when Royals fans talk about the game, they do it in a Royals-centric context, taking credit away from the Royals, as in, “Cueto sucked.” This isn’t...
Via Fangraphs
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tulowitzki crushes three-run homer to break game open

When Troy Tulowitzki came to the plate in the bottom of the third inning in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night, the Blue Jays were clinging to a 3-2 lead against the Royals and were looking for some insurance. He provided it. Tulowitzki got an elevated fastball from Johnny Cueto and did not miss it. Tulo crushed it over the center-field wall for a three-run dinger. It was...
Via The Sports Daily
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto angers Royals fans by bailing on appearance

Johnny Cueto drew the ire of some very disappointed Kansas City Royals fans after failing to make a scheduled appearance Tuesday at a barbecue joint in Blue Springs, Mo. The event, which already had been rescheduled, was to be held at Plowboys BBQ and included a look-alike contest among other activities. But Cueto’s appearance obviously was to be the highlight, and when he didn’t...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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