Johnny Cueto is likely to opt out of his contract come the end of this year. And, you guessed it, the Giants aren’t interested in an extension because why would they be? Cueto is having a season to remember, so of course he’s going to opt out and see what offers he can field. He’s also not planning on listening to any extension offers, even if San Francisco caves.
Earlier this year, Cueto indicated he’d like to return to the American League. This would leave the Giants with a pretty gaping void at the top of their rotation. While they’d be saving a lot on the backend of Cueto’s contract, is that really worth it considering they now have to hunt high and low for a starter of his caliber that’s also cheaper? That’s also a lot of added stress to the farm system to produce a pitcher of that quality. If he were to go, the energy Cueto brings to San Francisco will be greatly missed.
Here’s what other news is going down in the National League West:
- The Padres radio coverage is inadequate and lame, so there, IT’S BEEN SAID.
- Paul Goldschmidt has reached a new level of being unreal.
- Celebrate Nolan Arenado’s walk-off cycle in style with these ridiculously amazing t-shirt options.
- The Dodgers recall Brandon Morrow and option Brock Stewart.
- What’s the best Padres uniform patch?
- Watch Jake Lamb in the new Pepsi commercial, swoon for the rest of forever.
- The Rockies have activated Tyler Anderson from the disabled list and optioned Carlos Estevez.
- The Giants have the worst defensive outfield in baseball, because this is brand new information.
- Cody Bellinger is the fastest player ever to hit 21 career HR, only furthering the claim that he’s not human.
- Anthony Rizzo hurt Austin Hedges and the baseball community is very divided about it being intentional or not.
- The D-backs have officially signed draft picks Pavin Smith and Daulton Varsho.
- On the Colorado Rockies and defensive efficiency.
- The Giants call up Kyle Crick, demote Derek Law.
- Sergio Romo has been activated from the disabled list, Josh Fields to Triple-A.