Salary: 19 million dollars
Pitcher B: 13.3% of team's wins were his, 3.09 ERA, 128 k's in 175 innings
Salary: 480 thousand dollars
Pitcher C: 15.7% of team's wins were his, 3.23 ERA, 180 k's in 203 innings
Salary: 4.25 million dollars
Pitcher D: 9.3% of team's wins were his, 3.43 ERA, 139 k's in 170 innings
Salary: 10.1 million dollars
Which pitcher would you rather have? The answers to who is who will be down below.
Pitcher A: Zack Grienke
Pitcher B: Andrew Cashner
Pitcher C: Mat Latos
Pitcher D: David Price
After some mechanical fixes and a conversion of his "knuckle-slider" to a traditional slider, Cashner came back with a vengeance. In 26 starts (and 5 relief appearances), Cashner tossed 175 innings, securing 10 wins and a 3.09 ERA. Excluding those 5 relief appearances, his ERA drops to 3.04. He was one hit away from a perfect game earlier in the season, and still has one start to go.
On the other hand, Anthony Rizzo is hitting .230 with 22 home runs in a very hitter friendly field in Chicago.
Both players' numbers are inflated by their home parks, as Cashner has a 1.95 ERA at home and a 4.00 ERA on the road (and an almost perfect game on the road) while Rizzo is hitting .247 at home with 13 home runs, while only hitting .213 with 9 home runs away from Chicago.
The verdict is still out on the deal, as both pieces have had their ups and downs with their new teams, but the deal is not as uneven as it once looked.