Today, the sweepstakes for Reds starter Johnny Cueto ended with the Royals landing him for 3 prospects, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports and ESPN’s Jim Bowden. The Royals landing Cueto can easily make them the favorites to represent the American League in the World Series. Cueto is a ace, which the Royals do not have with letting Shields walk this past off-season. Is this a rental or their ace for the next five years? Depends on how much Cueto wants. Cueto this season so far has pitched himself to a 7-6 record, 2.62 ERA, 120 Ks and 29 walks, per Baseball-Reference.com. Cueto joins a good rotation and makes it look really good! Now enough talk about the Royals. Lets get to the Reds new prospects. Well Finnegan is a named guy because he pitched so well at the end of last season for the Royals and help them reach the World Series. Finnegan was in the bullpen this season and pitched himself to a 3-0 record, 21 Ks and a 2.96 ERA in only 24.1 innings, per Baseball Reference.com. John Lamb has finally figured out how to pitch and is having a great season so far. He is building off the great season he had in 2014. Lamb is currently in Triple-A and could be called up to get his feet wet in the pros. Lamb currently has a 9-1 record in 94.1 innings, also he has 96 Ks with a 2.67 ERA, per Baseball-Reference.com. Lamb is very close on becoming a starter in the pros. Cody Reed was pretty much called up to Double-A and has started five games and started the year off at Single-A, but most people should be more focused on his Double-A play than Single-A because Double-A is a more talented rank than Single-A. Reed has pitched in Double-A and has earned himself so far a 2-2 record with 19 Ks in 28.2 innings, also owns a 3.14 ERA. His Single-A stats are really good too.