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Giants' Johnny Cueto signing leaves Dodgers lagging in NL West arms race

Giants' Johnny Cueto signing leaves Dodgers lagging in NL West arms race

Let’s see, how does this work again?

The Giants have now added ace Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija to a rotation of Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy and either Matt Cain or Chris Heston. Verdict: Much improved.

The Diamondbacks have added ace Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller to a rotation of Patrick Corbin, Rubby De La Rosa and either Robbie Ray or Chase Anderson. Verdict: Much improved.

And the Dodgers have subtracted Greinke from and, we think, added Hisashi Iwakuma to a rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Brett Anderson and Alex Wood, with surgery boys Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy and a group of minor leaguers in the wings. Verdict: Very much not...

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