Report: Johnny Cueto and Giants strike six-year deal worth $130 million

By Michael Dixon
Oct 28, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) throws a pitch against the New York Mets in the 9th inning in game two of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest free agents remaining on the market will be moving west, as Buster Olney from ESPN is reporting that Johnny Cueto will be moving from the 2015 World Series champs to the 2014 champions.

Jon Morosi has the terms of the deal as a six-year contract worth $130 million with an opt-out after 2017.

Prior to signing Cueto, San Francisco’s most significant move of the off-season was signing Jeff Samardzija, so they’ve showed that their main commitment is upgrading the starting pitching behind Madison Bumgarner.

With Cueto’s signing, the top remaining available pitchers are Mike Leake, Kenta Maeda, and Wei-Yin Chen.

Cueto has an ERA of 1.69 in 21.1 innings in his new home stadium, San Francisco’s AT&T Park.