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Johnny Cueto huge key to Reds' season

Cincinnati needs third-year righty to mature into a consistently reliable force

Originally Published: March 12, 2010
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- With the fervor of an angry mime, Reds pitching coach Bryan Price imitated a delivery toward home plate in the Cincinnati bullpen. First, Price lifted his leg slowly, then twisted his hips before finally finishing with a fury toward home.

"Trust location," Price told Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto.

For the next few moments, Price instructed Cueto where to land after his delivery. While throwing a pitch during the bullpen session, Cueto had landed to the left of ...

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