Is Leake's performance forcing the Reds to trade Cueto?

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    Boston is going to throw the checkbook at Cueto, I don't think the Reds can come close enough to get a friendly deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Would Cueto leave the Reds on a midseason rental and give them a chance to resign him next year at a team-friendly long-term deal? Like, lots of deferred payments?
    Only if he's allergic to massive sums of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOOGY View Post
    Boston is going to throw the checkbook at Cueto, I don't think the Reds can come close enough to get a friendly deal
    Hopefully it's Boston & not the Cubbies.

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    I don't think the Cubs would like to have 2 pitchers making that much. But I don't know, with all the young cheap talent they have, they probably could afford it

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    Leakes performance should have no impact on Cueto. Cueto is the big dog and is head and shoulders the better pitcher. Leake is an innings eater with slightly more upside than Bronson had.

    If you want to sell seats, keep Cueto and Chapman. Want to win? trade them and improve your depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Only if he's allergic to massive sums of money.
    Very well worded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankdracman23 View Post
    Reds would like to sign both but can't.........With Leake pitching so well and Bailey gone but still getting PAID do the Reds have any choice but to sign Leake long term and trade Cueto?

    They really can't afford Cueto long term while letting Leake leave. They can't let both leave.

    So is the only solution now to sign Leake and trade Cueto?
    One has nothing to do with the other. Poor axiom for an argument.

    The Reds almost have to trade Cueto by the deadline. No way they can afford him. This was the case regardless of Leake's performance.

    I doubt they can afford Leake at this point either though, so they will likely lose both. Leake should have been signed to a long term deal last year or in 13. They could have gotten him for half of what he'll get now.

    Leake isn't going to win folks many free pizzas, but he's a pro pitcher who stays healthy, works every fifth day, has a solid ERA, eats innings and keeps you in the game. And, he's still young. Underrated here for too long, someone else will be happy to pay him

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    Big question now becomes, what can the Reds get for Cueto. What would you ask for?

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    Cueto does not want to be a Red, so hes gone. Leake will go where he can get the money as this is his one shot for a big contract, hes gone.

    Reds went from arguable the best staff in the game, to 5 guys you never heard of in 2 years. wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Cueto does not want to be a Red, so hes gone. Leake will go where he can get the money as this is his one shot for a big contract, hes gone.

    Reds went from arguable the best staff in the game, to 5 guys you never heard of in 2 years. wow.
    It's not going to be a bad staff.

    DeSclafani
    Lorenzen
    Iglesias
    Stephenson
    Moscot
    Garrett
    Bailey
    Crawford
    Howard

    Lots of very good arms there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    It's not going to be a bad staff.

    DeSclafani
    Lorenzen
    Iglesias
    Stephenson
    Moscot
    Garrett
    Bailey
    Crawford
    Howard

    Lots of very good arms there.
    Trouble is by the time they become a solid staff Votto might be the only position player left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankdracman23 View Post
    Trouble is by the time they become a solid staff Votto might be the only position player left.
    I think that's a positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Only if he's allergic to massive sums of money.
    I did say "lots."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    I think that's a positive.
    Maybe. But the rest of the line-up would have to come via the trades. Reds minor league system not exactly stocked with position players

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    Quote Originally Posted by All In View Post
    Leake just never seems to pitch a bad game, even going back into last year
    Guess we can put this to rest can't we?

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