Trade: The Foundation | Marshall Law

The Foundation trades away

  • Cashner, Andrew $1

Marshall Law trades away

  • 2020 Draft Pick, Round 3 (Beach Bum🏝😎)
  • 2021 Draft Pick, Round 5 (Marshall Law)

Jordan’s Thoughts

I’m not above reviewing my own trades. Andrew Cashner has been ridiculously good over the last 60 days to the tune of being a 30 point per start starter for the Baltimore Orioles. Any starting pitcher under $10 to keep is worth keeping.

So why do this trade? Well at the time I needed roster spots, Had 12 other starting pitchers and its Andrew Cashner. He’s over performing his outcomes and has a history of getting hot before cooling off. I held onto him for two months and almost cut him a few times, but never really needed or wanted to start him in a fantasy week, even though I should have.

For Ryan this trade makes sense. Two low draft picks aren’t a ton of value for a starting pitcher. Cashner has value as your 6-7th guy even beyond this year. You don’t want a staff full of Cashners, but having one makes sense when the cost is nominal.

BAILEY’s Thoughts

I’m not surprised that Jordan was able to find a trade partner for Andrew Cashner quicker than he was for Steven Matz. Relievers just aren’t that valuable in this league.