After turning down the six-year, $120 million contract from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Johnny Cueto has quickly seen the limits of his places to go.
According to Peter Gammons, Cueto really wanted to go to Boston to follow in the foot steps of his idol, Pedro Martinez. But now with Boston signing Price to a $217 million dollar contract and Greinke taking up $206 million in Arizona, the only big player left in the market are the Dodgers.
“Johnny really wanted to go to the Red Sox,” says Dixon, one of the most engaging agents. “His idol is Pedro Martinez. He wanted to be with him. When he threw the shutout in the World Series, one of the first things he said was, ‘did Pedro ever throw a game like that in the post-season?” – Peter Gammons
Cueto’s agent, Bryan Dixon, also hinted that a deal should be done in a week, but we all know how quickly a team can come in out of nowhere.