Brandon McCarthy teases ex-teammate Josh Donaldson over his hairstyle

On the list of best athlete Twitter follows, Brandon McCarthy is up there.The Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander is known for his wit and sarcasm on social media, and lined up a new target into his crosshairs: Josh Donaldson.The Toronto Blue Jays' reigning AL MVP inked a two-year, $29 million extension with the club on Monday, and McCarthy saw fit to congratulate him while also knocking...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Giant Danny Kannell ripped by former Yankee Brandon McCarthy over CTE tweets

McCarthy wasn't the only one to respond. Ex-Giants quarterback Danny Kannell already angered the Internet last year when he slammed "the liberal media" for a "war on football" with the way the brain disease CTE was covered. Why Alabama fans hate Kannell The former QB turned ESPN analyst did it again when he tweeted a CTE remark (joke?) about...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

One Hidden Reason for Why Velocity’s Up

There’s no hiding from it — baseballs in the major leagues are being pitched faster than ever before, on average. I mean, we don’t have all that much of a record, but the trend is blatantly obvious over the past 10 or 15 years, and it stands to reason it extends ever back. A few years ago, this was a really interesting observation. Now, it’s something everyone already knows...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ pitcher-heavy 40-man roster isn’t a problem … yet

The Dodgers’ 40-man roster is full after the signing of Joe Blanton. And yet, it feels far from complete (because it isn’t). There are a lot of pitchers on the 40-man roster. Of the 40 spots, 24 are occupied by pitchers. Guys like Brandon Beachy, Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda and the aforementioned Blanton all got major league deals, while Frankie Montas was brought in via trade...
Via Dodgers Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Please Ignore Brandon McCarthy’s Stat Line Entirely, Please

Brandon McCarthy made four starts for the 2015 Dodgers. They were… well, confusing. In 23 innings, he had a 29/4 K/BB, which is damn near elite. He threw harder than he’d ever thrown before, averaging 94.3 MPH after years of being in the 92 MPH range. He also gave up a ludicrous amount of homers, nine of them, and that led to a brutal 5.87 ERA. Though the Dodgers won all four...
Via Dodgers Digest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy shares great story about failed bean ball

Brandon McCarthy recently participated in a Q&A for “The Players’ Tribune” in which the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher shared a phenomenal story about how he tried to intentionally drill a batter during a game … and missed. McCarthy was asked a question about whether hit-batsman generally stems from a deliberate action by the pitcher or if more often than not it’s a...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

FAN Projection Targets: Five Tommy John Pitchers

Yesterday afternoon, FanGraphs CEO and founder David Appelman announced that the ballots for the 2016 FAN Projections are now available for the tender ministrations of this site’s readership. With a view to ensuring that all notable players are addressed sufficiently — and also towards producing the number of posts he’s required to publish each week — the present author is...
Via Fangraphs
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Twitter Can’t Believe Blair Walsh Just Missed That Kick

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh is not going to sleep tonight. Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal with less than 30 seconds left that would have given his team a 12-9 lead over the Seattle Seahawks with 22 seconds left in the NFC Wild Card game. Blair Walsh's go-ahead 27-yard FG is WIDE LEFT. Richard Sherman loses it. Michael Bennett loses it. Wow. #SEAvsMIN
Via Gamedayr
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

This Stephen A. Smith tweet is troubling for ESPN

From his original comments about Ray Rice, to his personal PR work for Floyd Mayweather, to now being maybe the lone voice defending Greg Hardy, Stephen A. Smith really enjoys planting his flag in some lonely places. And in the most recent example, he’s also doing some typical Stephen A. Smith things along the way.  Like trying to deflect the blame away from Hardy by invoking...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir, the Dodgers, and Health

The real nice thing about having Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the same starting rotation, aside from all the wins, is that they allow a team to lose two key starters for the season — Hyun-Jin Ryu to a shoulder injury suffered in spring training and a Brandon McCarthy to Tommy John Surgery after just four starts — without it crippling the team. The Dodgers would’ve preferred...
Via Fangraphs
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Well, We’re Waiting

It might be January 3 with a temperature of roughly 25 degrees Fahrenheit (from where I’m sitting), but it’s time to come to terms with this, friends: we’ve hit the dog days of the offseason. Yoenis Céspedes, Alex Gordon, and Justin Upton still haven’t moved. Heck, there’s barely been any activity, so what can we talk about? The Dodgers added to their starting rotation...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

What's the scouting report on new Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are not going to allow what happened in 2015 to happen again in 2016.By the end of April last season, the Dodgers had lost two key members of their rotation -- Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) and Brandon McCarthy (elbow) -- for the year. The dearth of viable options within the organization to replace those two lacked significantly for a team that finished with a near...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Heyman: Dodgers Agree to Deal with Kenta Maeda

Well, that “all-lefty rotation” sure didn’t last long. In what has seemed inevitable for some time, the Dodgers have signed Kenta Maeda: Hearing from a baseball source, kenta maeda and dodgers are in agreement. No word on $. @DfineNrmLC all over this one — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 31, 2015 The Dodgers have been connected to Maeda since he was posted earlier...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell hit in face with line drive

By Eddy Almaguer. A pitcher get hit anywhere on the head with a line drive hit off the batter’s bat is one of the worst things that can happen in baseball. Sometimes, pitchers get lucky and are able to make their next start. Other times, an injury can be so bad it forces a pitcher into surgery and threaten his life like it did with Brandon McCarthy in 2012. On Monday night,...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy talks Tommy John surgery, baths, 'Entourage' and more

Dodgers pitcher and Twitter legend, Brandon McCarthy joined the latest edition of the "The Buzz with Jimmy Traina." McCarthy, who recently under went Tommy John surgery, talked about the things fans might not know about the procedure, which has become commonplace in Major League Baseball. In addition, the veteran right-hander riffed on a slew of topics including how he spends his...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy shares series of hilarious post-surgery tweets

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but his Twitter dominance is as strong as ever. After updating us on his progress last week... ... the man who ends up on every "best athlete to follow" Twitter list sent out a series of random-thought tweets Monday afternoon.
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy shares disturbing info about himself

By Steve DelVecchio Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy underwent Tommy John surgery last week, and he seems to be taking it well for someone who is expected to be out for well over a year. Immediately following the procedure, McCarthy made a funny joke about being on pain pills. thles pani pills are'nt havin any eff=ect at al;/ claer th*inking is me and motoor sskils...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy is Definitely Enjoying His Post-Tommy John Painkillers

It was a sad Monday in baseball when word leaked that Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy had suffered a torn UCL, and required season-ending Tommy John surgery. However, while fans and fantasy baseball nerds were bummed out, Brandon deflected all the sadness with some humor: to be fair, 31 years of use is a lot to ask for from a ligament — Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) April 27...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers face tough decisions to bolster rotation after Brandon McCarthy injury

The snarky response to the news that Brandon McCarthy would miss the rest of the 2015 season was that the Dodgers’ mega-payroll of $270 million can’t buy a fully healthy pitching staff. McCarthy’s torn ulnar collateral ligament was announced by the Dodgers on Monday. The right-hander, 31, will undergo Tommy John surgery and the recovery process is expected to keep him sidelined...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers face tough decisions to bolster rotation after Brandon McCarthy injury

The snarky response to the news that Brandon McCarthy would miss the rest of the 2015 season was that the Dodgers’ mega-payroll of $270 million can’t buy a fully healthy pitching staff. McCarthy’s torn ulnar collateral ligament was announced by the Dodgers on Monday. The right-hander, 31, will undergo Tommy John surgery and the recovery process is expected to keep him sidelined...
Via The Outside Corner
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers injuries starting to pile up

By Alex Campos The Los Angeles Dodgers are deeper than they have been in years, and that depth will be tested in the coming weeks as three key players have missed time recently. Brandon McCarthy - Torn UCL, out for season This one hurt to hear, as McCarthy left in the sixth inning of his start on Saturday in San Diego with arm tingling after giving up a home run to Justin Upton...
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy’s torn UCL means it’s Zach Lee time

Well, it was the worst-case scenario with Brandon McCarthy after he left Saturday’s game. He has a torn UCL and probably needs Tommy John surgery. That would put him out until the All-Star Break next year, and that’s even a little optimistic. And a word to the wise, Brandon: Don’t mess around with trying to rehab the injury. It doesn’t work. I know surgery of any kind is...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy Has The Best Response To Season-Ending Injury

If we were Brandon McCarthy, we’d be pretty down in the dumps right now. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher will miss the rest of the season with a torn elbow ligament after leaving Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres in the sixth inning. It’s a tough blow for a player who started 3-0 for his new team after posting a 2.89 ERA in 14 games for...
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy Out For Season With Torn UCL

According to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy is out for the season with a torn UCL. Brandon McCarthy is out for the year with a UCL tear, according to Don Mattingly. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 27, 2015 Mattingly won’t say if McCarthy will have Tommy John surgery. If he does, he’s out thru mid- to late-2016. #Dodgers — Bill...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tommy John fairy will next visit Brandon McCarthy

A torn UCL claims another prominent pitcher – Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy will miss the rest of this season because of the injury, which will require Tommy John surgery. Brandon McCarthy is out for the year with a UCL tear, according to Don Mattingly. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 27, 2015 Los Angeles signed the 31-year old McCarthy to a four-year, $48 million...
Via Bloguin Best
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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