Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:49:31 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto induced ground balls at will Thursday, Feb. 27, according to manager Bryan Price. Price noted Cueto's control is the key to his elevation to being able to successfully produce ground-ball contact.
Fantasy Tip: Cueto had a 46.2 % ground-ball rate last season, which was slightly above the league average of 44.8%. His real value centered on his 242 strikeouts. Continue to view Cueto as a low-end No. 1 starter in fantasy leagues. However, an uptick in ground balls this season would only strengthen the likelihood of him repeating his career-best 2014 season.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:53:10 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto said he wants to stay with the Reds and would like to sign a contract extension before the end of spring training Thursday, Feb. 19.
Fantasy Tip: It is unlikely the Reds will dish out the dough Cueto seeks, but it is also unlikely to have any impact on his fantasy stock. Cueto posted career-best numbers across the board last season, including a beastly 242 strikeouts. Slight regression isn't out of the question, but Cueto still projects as a No. 1 starter in mixed leagues and will likely fall outside the first 12 arms off the board on draft day.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:53:09 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto could be on the trade block near the trade deadline if the team is not able to agree to a new contract with Cueto. General manager Walt Jocketty said the team is trying to sign Cueto to a long-term deal.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:50:03 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto and the team have not had recent progress on a contract extension, according to sources.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:23:28 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto is willing to negotiate a long-term extension with the team this offseason, but he plans to cease discussions once the season begins, according to his agent Bryce Dixon.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:19:13 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto has not received a formal extension offer from the organization this offseason. A trade involving Cueto remains possible, but the asking price is extremely high.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:08:50 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto is drawing trade interest this offseason, but the Reds would rather deal SPs Mat Latos, Mike Leake or Alfredo Simon, according to sources. However, they are listening on Cueto.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:52:37 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SPs Johnny Cueto and Mat Latos are on the Texas Rangers' radar as they search for pitching this offseason. They're also interested in free-agent SP Justin Masterson (Cardinals) and have met with free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (Braves).
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:55:40 -0800
The Miami Marlins are targeting starting pitchers in the offseason, and Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez and Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto were among the names mentioned that have the Marlins interested. The club also has interest in SP Kyle Kendrick and SP Ervin Santana.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:11:11 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto is unlikely to be traded this offseason, even though the Reds "are listening" to offers on most of their starters. Cincinnati is likely to listen more on SPs Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon, who are all eligible for free agency after next season.