Monday, June 15, 2015

Red Sox Interest In Cueto Probably Just A Feint

Multiple reports suggest that the Red Sox—in addition to the Yankees and Tigers—sent a scout to look at the last start of the Reds' Johnny Cueto. Why Boston (in its current doldrums) would send young prospects to Cincinnati for a 3-month rental of Cueto is beyond us. It would be the dumbest move in—well, six months. More likely, the Red Sox are in the Cueto mix only to run up the cost for The Empire. If Ben Cherington can force The Evil Ones to cough up more than they would otherwise, it's worth the effort. Other than that, don't get too excited.