San Diego Padres Andrew Cashner wins first 2014 MLB arbitration case
“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:
Source: Andrew Cashner wins arbitration, will make $2.4M in 2014. #Padres
— U-T Padres (@UTPadres) February 8, 2014
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:
– David Whitlock