Monday, December 14, 2015


Big development if you live on the West Coast and are a San Francisco Giants fan. The Giants starting pitching is sick right now. Or at least they're a whole lot better.

According to several reports, and we'll go with Yahoo Sports on this one:

"The San Francisco Giants bet big that Johnny Cueto is more World Series hero than late-season goat, agreeing to sign the best remaining free-agent pitcher on the market for six years and $130 million...After turning down $120 million from the Arizona Diamondbacks, who later gave Zack Greinke more than $200 million, Cueto waited out the market and leapt at the chance to join a Giants team loading up for another even-year World Series run. 

Earlier in the offseason, San Francisco inked right-hander Jeff Samardzija to a five-year, $90 million deal, banking on his 2015 season as an anomaly and hoping that pitching in front of the Giants' strong defense and in pitcher-friendly AT&T Park would help him return to his previous level."

Because this is primarily a Yankee site, I can just say this; the Yankees had zero 'want' of Johnny Cueto. The price tag was too high, plus there is speculation about Cueto's elbow which is always interesting to read about after a big deal goes down.  ESPN writes:

"...they're gambling that Cueto's inconsistent results with the Royals aren't related to the sore elbow he had earlier in the 2015 season."

Whatever the case, the Giants are making moves to improve their rotation.  I wonder what the Yankees will do with THEIR rotation? Anything?

I feel like I've been writing that line a lot lately.

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