Brandon McCarthy Is Bulking Up

When we last talked to Brandon McCarthy, he was looking for a change-up. He didn’t find it. But he did find what he hopes will be the key to a successful — and full — season this year: Bulk. After an offseason that included some work on the change, the pitch was still one McCarthy […]
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Fantasy Roundup: What to Make of McCarthy

Have you given us your opinion in this week’s Reader Survey? It takes 30 seconds so do it now! McCarthy has a very friendly upcoming schedule, making him a decent stream candidate (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Despite Brandon McCarthy’s recent struggles, some fantasy owners (including this one) thought he was a good spot start against the Mets for two reasons: The Mets are...
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D-backs need 'exorcism' after franchise-worst start

PHOENIX -- If there were one thing the Diamondbacks couldn't afford to let go to waste Wednesday afternoon it was a quality outing from its scuffling starting rotation. While Brandon McCarthy's performance fell one out shy of an official "quality start," it was the exact kind of effort the D-backs needed from him -- the kind that could have helped them avoid a sweep...
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Long Balls Plaguing Brandon McCarthy

For those who subscribe to FanGraphs+, you have access to informative blurbs on nearly every major league player’s page. When writing about Brandon McCarthy for FG+, Jason Collette credited him with 80-grade social media presence. McCarthy is one of the good guys; he’s likable and easy to root for on many levels. McCarthy’s had a […]
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McCarthy alters routine in quest for elusive 200 innings

PHOENIX --  Brandon McCarthy likens it to falling off a cliff, when he goes from perfectly healthy to perfectly miserable because of seasonal shoulder inflammation. It has happened every year for the last five, and he adopted a new offseason regimen in an attempt to pair his usual effectiveness with more elusive durability this time.  As a side effect, McCarthy is throwing harder...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy’s New License Lists Him As 6-Foot-7, Hazel-Eyed Female (Photo)

Well, at least we know that Brandon McCarthy knows how to take a joke. The Diamondbacks’ newest pitcher apparently took care of getting his license renewed over the holiday break. There was just one problem, though: The local DMV got its letters mixed up. While McCarthy’s license correctly states that he’s 6-foot-7 and has hazel eyes (we think), the easy party — male or female...
December 29, 2012  |  29 Comments

Damn! A's Pitcher Brandon McCarthy's Scar After Brain Surgery is No Joke

Brandon McCarthy’s wife Amanda shared a photo on Twitter Wednesday that shows the scar on her husband’s head following brain surgery. McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive from Erick Aybar last week and went to the hospital to have surgery to relieve swelling in his brain. The 28-year-old pitcher was released [...]
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy's brain surgery scar

Amanda McCarthy tweeted a photo of her husband, Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a week after his brain surgery. He’s walking down a street in San Francisco. It was his first day walking outside unassisted. Look closely and you’ll see the surgical scar on his shaved head.
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy got out of the hospital and asked his wife for a threesome

It’s great to know that Brandon McCarthy has maintained his excellent sense of humor despite his head injury. The Oakland A’s pitcher was hit in the head by a line drive last Wednesday and was taken to the hospital for examination. He had surgery to relieve swelling in his brain after a CT scan revealed a skull fracture and brain contusion. McCarthy was released from the hospital...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Asks for Threesome After Being Discharged From Hospital, Wife Is Not Amused

Brandon McCarthy was having a good day. So good, in fact, that he dared to try something that many men know could get them into a serious bit of trouble. McCarthy, who has been in the hospital since last week after being struck in the head by a batted ball, was discharged on Tuesday. Considering the severity of his injury and the fact that he was only recently undergoing brain surgery...
September 11, 2012  |  3 Comments

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