While some reports had it that talks between the two sides had stalled on Saturday, Heyman reported Sunday morning that the deal was still alive.
Cueto, 29, has pitched to a 2.62 ERA (145 ERA+) in 130 2/3 innings this season. For his career, Cueto owns an ERA+ of 125 across 213 starts. He's been even better than that in recent history, as he's run an ERA of 2.51 (155 ERA+) since his breakout season of 2011. Over that span, only Clayton Kershaw, among qualifiers, has posted a lower ERA. While injuries were a past concern, Cueto since the start of last season has worked 374 1/3 innings.