Friday, July 17, 2015

REPORT: Cueto & Leake On The Block In Cincy

Cueto (L); Leake (R) (Getty Images)
According to's Jon Morosi, the Cincinnati Reds have let it be known that both Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake are available via trade. Both starting pitchers have been mentioned as possible targets of the Red Sox—particularly Cueto. The 29-year old Cueto is signed through this year only—and owed about $5 million.  Cueto is 6-6 on a disappointing Reds team—but boasts a stellar 2.73 ERA. He's given up only 85 hits in 118.2 innings pitched—and has struck out 113 batters already this year. He would require a significant return in top prospects. Leake is a mediocre middle-of the-rotation arm (trust us, he's on our fantasy team). This year, Leake is 6-5 with a 4.08 ERA—but would require far less of a prospect bounty. He will also bee a free agent next year, and is also owed about $5 million on his 2015 contract. Stay tuned!