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6 Trade Deadline Moves You Won't See Coming

12up Logo By Parker White of 12up | Slide 1 of 6: The Giants are still in the playoff mix, but they have a negative run differential and don't have an easy path to a playoff berth. This is an older team and it's just about time they look to shed payroll and get younger. That's where Johnny Cueto comes in. Cueto just came off the disabled list, so he'll need to prove he's healthy, but in six starts this season he's 3-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 0.92 WHIP. If available, Cueto is one of the top starters on the trade market and could fetch a pretty decent haul. Contenders get desperate and it's very possible a team overpays to acquire the veteran starer.

RHP Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants

The Giants are still in the playoff mix, but they have a negative run differential and don't have an easy path to a playoff berth. This is an older team and it's just about time they look to shed payroll and get younger. That's where Johnny Cueto comes in. Cueto just came off the disabled list, so he'll need to prove he's healthy, but in six starts this season he's 3-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 0.92 WHIP. If available, Cueto is one of the top starters on the trade market and could fetch a pretty decent haul. Contenders get desperate and it's very possible a team overpays to acquire the veteran starer.

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