Found February 28, 2012 on Miami Herald:
Oakland manager Bob Melvin says Brandon McCarthy will be the Athletics opening day pitcher.

A’s Brandon McCarthy has scorching hot wife (pics)

The Oakland Athletics opening day starter this MLB season is likely to be former Chicago White Sox hurler Brandon McCarthy. Who happens to be a pretty funny tweeter. Not just “funny for an athlete” or “humorous by celebrity standards,” but an actually funny guy. You can tell because even his public @replies and RTs are funny too. But wait till you see his hot model wife...

AL West update: Ex-Rangers pitcher Brandon McCarthy is A's opening day starter

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McCarthy named Opening Day starter for A's

The Oakland Athletics have their opening day starter, and it's right-hander Brandon McCarthy.

McCarthy declassified

Pitch classification is not an exact science. It requires a lot of review and rechecks over time to ensure no funny IDs have snuck in and that a pitcher's arsenel is accurately reflected. That last point can be the most difficult, especially if a pitcher changes things over time. And then there are changes in arm angles. So, what's an PITCHf/x junkie to do? Well, the Brooks...

McCarthy named to start A's opener

Oakland might have many questions, but the identity of the team's Opening Day starter never was in real doubt. For weeks, all signs pointed to Brandon McCarthy , the top returning healthy A's starter, and on Tuesday,...

McCarthy gets nod to start opening day for A's

Oakland manager Bob Melvin says Brandon McCarthy will be the Athletics opening day pitcher.

Brandon McCarthy announced as Oakland A's opening-day starter

Sizemore injury hasA's keeping eye outfor third baseman

Athletics name McCarthy opening day pitcher

Oakland manager Bob Melvin says Brandon McCarthy will be the Athletics opening day pitcher.

McCarthy named A's opening day starter (AP)

Oakland manager Bob Melvin says Brandon McCarthy will be the Athletics opening day pitcher. The A's open their season in Japan on March 28. Melvin says Bartolo Colon will start the second game the following day. Melvin said Tuesday that McCarthy earned the assignment based on last year's accomplishments and the offseason trades of All-Star pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill.

A's tab McCarthy to start Opening Day

On Tuesday, Oakland manager Bob Melvin announced Brandon McCarthy as the Opening Day starter against the Mariners on March 28 in Japan. Veteran Bartolo Colon, 38, will start the second game of the season.

Moneyball for Players

Moneyball, which was published in 2003, shed light on a new train of thought running ramped in Major League Baseball. It’s release brought the emphatic love of numbers back to the game with sabermetrics. General Managers and Owners across MLB have tailored their entire strategy for their organizations towards these numbers. Moneyball focused on how Billy Beane was able to transition...

A's infield takes another hit

The Oakland Athletics could finish somewhere in the middle of the pack in fielding percentage this season and it would be a vast improvement over last year, when they were worst in the American League. The A's plan to feature three starting infielders that were not on last year's opening-day roster, two of whom were with other organizations. Scott Sizemore was expected...
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