Cueto signs in San Fransisco for six years

After being bypassed by Zack Greinke last week, the San Fransisco Giants have found another arm to supplement their already superfluid starting rotation. The team has signed former Cincinnati Red Johnny Cueto to a six-year, $130 million contract; the deal comes with an opt-out and a team option for a seventh season at the end of the deal.
Cueto had a praiseworthy 19 game start to the 2015 season with the Reds, recording a 2.62 ERA and a 3.20 FIP, surprisingly, the lowest of his career. Unfortunately for the Royals, his play debilitated when he arrived in Kansas City, posting a 4.76 ERA, a 4.02 FIP and 101 hits in just over 81 innings pitched.
The season prior, Cueto had a fantastic season in Ohio that saw the righty put up a 2.25 ERA and finish as the runner up for the Cy Young trophy. At age 28, the 2014 campaign was the first only only season thus far that he’s been voted into the all-star game.
For the next six seasons the Dominican Republic native will be headed back to the National League where he had so much success with the Reds, he will also be headed to San Fransisco, who has one of the most pitcher friendly parks in the MLB in AT&T Park.
Along with the Jeff Samadzija signing earlier on in the week, the Giants have now built one of the best rotations in baseball, should Matt Cain return to his pre-injury form. Their rotation, spearheaded by Madison Bumgarner, is also one of the eldest with Jake Peavy rounding out their five starters. The 27-year old Chris Heston will undoubtedly be the odd man out and will be delegated to the bullpen and will likely be the first man up for a spot-start.


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