Cueto’s agent on ace’s trade readiness
Reds starter Johnny Cueto’s agent, Bryce Dixon, was on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM Sunday and discussed the possibility of the ace being traded this summer. Cueto can be a free agent at season’s end.
Here is a portion of Dixon’s comments:
“I’ve told him to just be ready in case he does get traded. This is his arbitration extension that we signed so he didn’t get a no-trade clause in this deal so to the extent of what type of power do we have as far as where he goes? That’s up to the Reds. They’ve made no indications to Johnny that they want to trade him but, reading the tea leaves, if they fall out of contention it seems to make sense from their end because if they ride the season out with him and don’t make the playoffs then they are stuck with a compensation pick. And from where I sit I think they can probably get more than that on the trade market.”
Here is some of the audio: