Straight Cash, homie
Andrew Cash Money Cashner was acquired from the Cubs by the San Diego Padres for 1st baseman Anthony Rizzo, both clubs essentially swapping top prospects. The difference is, Cash Money throws the ball hard. Like really hard. Like on Sunday, between 100-103 MPH hard. Cashner threw ten pitches in a scoreless appearance, striking out two. All ten pitches were fastballs. Umm, duh. If you threw 100+, you’d be throwing nothing but gas, too.
Move over Aroldis Chapman and Stephen Strasburg (SDSU in the house), there’s a new flame thrower in the National League. Now there is a 100+MPH pitcher in each division in the NL. Josh Byrnes strikes again.
For more on the Rizzo/Chashner deal, check out our Unofficial Guide to Spring Training.