San Diego Padres Andrew Cashner wins first 2014 MLB arbitration case

  • David Whitlock

“Let the Hearings Begin!!!”.  Not quite the same ring as was tolled at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Friday, but it is officially MLB arbitration hearing season.  While many cases have been settled out of court (so to speak), the first case was won by San Diego Padres RHP Andrew Cashner, who will make $2.4M in 2014 (vs. the $2.275M offered by the Friars).  The San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted the case outcome:

With both sides so close in numbers, you wonder why the Padres held out?  But I bet you or your boss, if haggling over $125K in salary, might dig your heels in a little bit.  Cashner only made $500,800 in 2013, so this means he’s finally getting paid like an average major leaguer.  Which is commensurate with his average numbers, at 15-19 with 32 starts and 92 relief appearances.  His best season was 2013, with 26 starts at 10-9 with a strong 3.09 ERA for the Padres.  He was drafted 19th overall by the Chicago Cubs in 2008 and has yet to live up to first round promise.

So the scoreboard reads:
Players 1
Owners 0

Approximately 29 more arbitration cases pending.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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