Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Is A Cespedes For Cueto Deal On The Horizon?

Cueto (L), Cespedes (R)
Dave Cameron of the authoritative website suggests an interesting—and mutually beneficial—deal between the Red Sox and Reds. Both Yoenis Cespedes and Johnny Cueto will become free agents after this season—at similar $10.5 million salaries in 2015. Great American Ballpark is perfect for right-handed power hitters like Cespedes, Cueto is a legitimate top-of-the-rotation starter, and Boston already has a surplus of outfielders. It all makes sense. However, since Cueto has more value, Cameron suggests an expanded deal—perhaps a cheap Allen Webster going west for an expensive Cincinnati bullpen arm like Sean Marshall.