Johnny Cueto's invisible stardom

He is as dominant as anybody in baseball. So why aren't we paying attention?

Originally Published: October 6, 2012
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

CINCINNATI -- In the Cincinnati Reds' clubhouse, his locker stands to the right of the entrance, and he is by it every day, usually talking idly with Aroldis Chapman. It's late in this season's game, the third week in September, a time for champagne, confetti and grand thinking about October for the Reds. But nobody from the outside is talking to Johnny Cueto.

Nothing in baseball -- not a closer, not a cleanup hitter -- can tilt the balance of the postseason the way a dominant starting ...

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