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Mailbag #18: Rotation Depth, Arruebarrena, SNLA, Spring Training

Mailbag! Email us through the form at the right or at thedodgersdigest at gmail dot com. Kirk: I am not too concerned about the #4 & #5 starters and spot starters during the year. The Dodgers should hold up through some patchworking. I am more concerned of a shortage in the play-offs. Perhaps that is too early to be an issue. The old theory of getting 3 top starters to get you...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sponsored Post- The Dodgers, The Nationals & The 2015 World Series

This year's Major League Baseball season gets under way on Sunday April 5, 2015, and online bookmaker Betfair has already priced up this exciting competition. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals have been put in as the 15/2 joint favourites, and both sides are likely to be popular with punters in the ante post market. The Dodgers have won successive West Division...
Via Lady At The Bat
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Note On Starting Pitcher Depth

The Dodgers will need starting pitchers beyond their current rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy, and Brett Anderson. All teams need more than that (there’s no such thing as a number five starter, as Baseball Prospectus likes to say) and the Dodgers have more health questions than most. Anderson hasn’t thrown more than 50 innings since 2011...
Via Dodgers Digest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #172: Brandon McCarthy | SP | LAD

In 2014 during his age-30 season, Brandon McCarthy finally broke out. The guy with the 4.05 ERA and 1.28 WHIP broke out? As we delve into his statistics you’ll see that 2014 was by far the most effective year of his career despite what the final numbers say. As we all know the Diamondbacks sold low on McCarthy this past season, netting only the lowly Vidal Nuno in return. Nuno...
Via Baseball Professor
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers DFA Brian Wilson, make Brandon McCarthy official

During Farhan Zaidi’s press conference discussing the Brandon McCarthy signing, the Dodgers designated Brian Wilson for assignment to make room for McCarthy on the 40-man roster. This is certainly a move some have, for lack of a better term, fantasized about but thought it was a pipe dream of sorts. Then we remember this isn’t Ned Colletti’s front office anymore. “This was...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

McCarthy and Dodgers finalize 4-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pitcher Brandon McCarthy and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a four-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Tuesday. A 31-year-old right-hander, McCarthy was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts this year for Arizona, which traded him to the Yankees on July 6 for pitcher Vidal Nuno. McCarthy went 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers sign two former A’s pitchers

When the Los Angeles Dodgers traded Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins, I was concerned about the teams’ sense of humor. Haren (@ithrow88) is a great follow on Twitter, despite only having 45 career tweets. His best, this one: Haren Pitching at Coors Field #ScaryStoriesIn5Words — dan haren (@ithrow88) October 31, 2014 Self-depreciating humor is the best humor, and Haren mastered...
Via isportsweb.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers to sign Brett Anderson, it’s good to be rich

After the Dodgers’ eventful Winter Meetings, they made another move on Monday in reportedly signing Brett Anderson to a 1-year, $10 million deal. He could earn up to $4 million in incentives. Huh? Seriously, I didn’t see this coming, and I don’t think anyone else did. This is the definition of “boom or bust.” Anderson, 26 (!), was a former top prospect with the Diamondbacks...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Intent on Spending All the Money, Dodgers Sign Brett Anderson

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added injury-prone starting pitcher Brett Anderson on a one-year, $10 million contract that could yield the veteran another $4 million in incentives. This comes on the heels of a whole host of moves by the new Dodgers front office during MLB’s winter meetings. The team added Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick and Brandon McCarthy, among others, last week...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Flawlessly Photoshops Himself Into A Dodgers Jersey

Last week, pitcher Brandon McCarthy signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in a move that will net him $48 million over the next four years. McCarthy must have been incredibly excited about the prospect of wearing a Dodgers uniform. Instead of waiting, McCarthy decided to “photoshop” a picture of himself so that he’d be wearing Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy uses MS Paint to update Twitter avatar for Dodgers

Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers during a wave of hot stove action last week and probably one of his next orders of business is finding a home in a new city. Nevertheless, McCarthy carved out some time, though very little, to update his Twitter avatar, which had showed him wearing Yankees' pinstripes. Here it is after the MS Paint update: It's...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Photoshops Twitter Avatar After Signing With Dodgers (Photo)

Brandon McCarthy is a better pitcher then he is an artist. The free-agent pitcher reportedly agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers that was finalized Monday, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports, citing league sources. But that left his Twitter avatar in a weird spot. McCarthy couldn’t keep up the image of him in a New York Yankees uniform, so he wasted...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Be very afraid of the revamped Los Angeles Dodgers

Just when we had gotten use to the new Los Angeles Dodgers and their bottomless, oft-used wallet, they’ve gone and changed it up once again. There was once a time where the Dodgers couldn’t say no to an expensive veteran and could give a contract extension to just about anyone on the roster. They were a good team, but not the elite team many had thought they could become. But...
Via The Outside Corner
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Bet On Brandon McCarthy’s Shoulder

Durability can be a difficult thing to prove, but it can be an easier thing to demonstrate. And teams are fond of players they can count on, which is one of the reasons why Nick Markakis got four guaranteed years while the Mariners sold a relatively cheap Michael Saunders. Francisco Liriano has a history of […]
Via Fangraphs
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Signs With Yankees West

If reports are true, I cannot blame the Yankees for not matching the four-year offer Brandon McCarthy accepted last night from the Los Angeles Dodgers. McCarthy deserves, at-best, a three-year deal and, realistically, nothing more than a two-year deal. I also cannot blame McCarthy for going where the money is. Actually, the phrase "where the money is" is a bit misleading.  The Yankees...
Via Lady At The Bat
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Continue Busy Day With Brandon McCarthy Signing

View image | gettyimages.com Mere minutes after my last post about the trade of Andrew Heaney to the Angels for Howie Kendrick, the Los Angeles Dodgers had another domino fall late on Wednesday night as they announced the signing of pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a four year, $48 million deal. The right-hander struggled in Arizona to begin the 2014 season, the final year of a two...
Via The Outside Corner
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Continue Busy Day With Brandon McCarthy Signing

View image | gettyimages.com Mere minutes after my last post about the trade of Andrew Heaney to the Angels for Howie Kendrick, the Los Angeles Dodgers had another domino fall late on Wednesday night as they announced the signing of pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a four year, $48 million deal. The right-hander struggled in Arizona to begin the 2014 season, the final year of a two...
Via Bloguin Best
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers To Sign Brandon McCarthy, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

I am without words. I am nearly without thoughts. I am a shaking puddle in the corner. I am unable to comprehend what is apparently going to be 10 trading deadlines of moves shoved into three hours. I am drained… and yet I am almost certain that this isn’t the end. Here’s what we know: Dee Gordon, Dan Haren, and Miguel Rojas went to Miami for Andrew Heaney, Enrique Hernandez...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers close to signing Brandon McCarthy to four-year deal

Somebody needs to tell Andrew Friedman to switch to decaf. The hyperactive day of Dodger transactions continues with Los Angeles reportedly now on the verge of signing starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy. Sources: #Dodgers close to four-year deal with free-agent RHP Brandon McCarthy. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 After their still not yet complete trades...
Via Bloguin Best
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers close to signing Brandon McCarthy to four-year deal

Somebody needs to tell Andrew Friedman to switch to decaf. The hyperactive day of Dodger transactions continues with Los Angeles reportedly now on the verge of signing starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy. Sources: #Dodgers close to four-year deal with free-agent RHP Brandon McCarthy. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 After their still not yet complete trades...
Via The Outside Corner
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency: Brandon McCarthy

On July 6th of this past season, the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees swapped struggling pitchers, Brandon McCarthy and Vidal Nuno. McCarthy, who started 18 games for the Diamondbacks, posted a 5.01 ERA, 109.2 IP, with a 3-10 record. When the right-hander played with the Yankees, he pitched unbelievably, posting a 2.89 ERA, 90.1 IP, with a 7-5 record. Since joining the Bronx...
Via Baseball Essential
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The bargains of the 2015 MLB free agent class

In past years, I’ve often compared shopping in free agency to shopping at Whole Foods, in that everything is just more expensive than it should be. But given that I’m currently writing this post at my local Whole Foods — their oatmeal is actually pretty good, and not too expensive for mornings when work-from-home writers […]
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Team and Brandon McCarthy are talking

As I reported earlier in the week the New York Yankees are not currently interested in bringing in a high profile contract.  Jon Heyman is reporting however, that they are showing plenty of interest in re-signing free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy. #454107666 / gettyimages.com yanks engaged brandon mccarthy but he's popular in market as 2nd-tier option (below scherzer, lester...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy as a Value

In some ways, this feels like a blog post from ten years ago. The idea template, at least, is the same, but then, we weren’t complete idiots ten years ago. We knew less, but we didn’t know nothing. Brandon McCarthy is a free agent. He looks like a potentially valuable free agent, at least as […]
Via Fangraphs
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Is a Good Fit for the Dodgers

It’s no secret that the Dodger rotation needs help. Mike outlined the need for a pitcher last week. The names to dream on are Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, and to an extent, James Shields. However, it’s unknown if the team has that kind of money to spend on pitching (or if they’d prefer to shell out the money in other areas, hi Russell Martin). Given the strength of the rotation...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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