Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
We said the same thing about Johnny Cueto and he (for whatever reason -- be it fatigue from winter ball or otherwise) took a step back this year.
I thought Cueto took a step forward this season. He improved his ERA from 4.81 to 4.41 this season and was top five in ERA for most of the first half until hitting a rough patch where he struggled in about eight of ten starts due to arm fatigue from pitching winterball. After taking two weeks off he returned to make six starts and pitched well. Overall, I thought Johnny had a pretty good season.