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Lip Man 1
12-04-2012, 12:34 PM
According to Gonzo who wrote that he was told this by MLB sources. This could be the replacement for Floyd if (when?) he is traded.

Assuming he can stay healthy (which has been a problem for him) he could be a very nice replacement.

Lip

doublem23
12-04-2012, 12:38 PM
According to Gonzo who wrote that he was told this by MLB sources. This could be the replacement for Floyd if (when?) he is traded.

Assuming he can stay healthy (which has been a problem for him) he could be a very nice replacement.

Lip

I agree, would be a nice addition to the rotation and would allow the Sox some flexibility. FWIW, with McCarthy's health, I think since he landed in Oakland he retweaked his mechanics and pitching mindset and he's been a lot healthier than he was in Texas who I know have been lauded for their "No Pitch Counts" philosophy but it seems to have mixed results (at best) as far as protecting player health.

At any rate, I welcome this addition just to see the number of Fingernails on a blackboard posts appear. :cool:

WhiteSox5187
12-04-2012, 12:59 PM
I agree, would be a nice addition to the rotation and would allow the Sox some flexibility. FWIW, with McCarthy's health, I think since he landed in Oakland he retweaked his mechanics and pitching mindset and he's been a lot healthier than he was in Texas who I know have been lauded for their "No Pitch Counts" philosophy but it seems to have mixed results (at best) as far as protecting player health.

At any rate, I welcome this addition just to see the number of Fingernails on a blackboard posts appear. :cool:

I think McCarthy was in Texas before they instituted their No Pitch Count philosophy.

I would love to see McCarthy back with the White Sox because I think he is a decent back end of the rotation kind of guy (assuming he can stay healthy) and he also has one of the best Twitter accounts for an active major leaguer.

doublem23
12-04-2012, 01:09 PM
I think McCarthy was in Texas before they instituted their No Pitch Count philosophy.

I would love to see McCarthy back with the White Sox because I think he is a decent back end of the rotation kind of guy (assuming he can stay healthy) and he also has one of the best Twitter accounts for an active major leaguer.

I remember reading about that stupid **** as long as Nolan Ryan has been involved with the Rangers' front office, which I believe dates back to 2007 or 2008.

spawn
12-04-2012, 01:20 PM
I would also welcome this move.

SephClone89
12-04-2012, 01:23 PM
I would also welcome this move.

I, for one, would welcome our new Fingernails on a blackboard Overlord.

WhiteSox5187
12-04-2012, 01:23 PM
I remember reading about that stupid **** as long as Nolan Ryan has been involved with the Rangers' front office, which I believe dates back to 2007 or 2008.

He was hired as president in February of 2008 but I thought Hawk started talking about the "no pitch count" thing starting in February and it was implemented mainly in the minors. I can't find an article about that though.

I also can't think of any Texas starters to get hurt since that program was instituted btw. But I didn't look it up and I don't pay that much attention to Texas.

Dibbs
12-04-2012, 01:35 PM
I'd take B Mac back. I said it.

Foulke You
12-04-2012, 02:23 PM
If the Sox sign McCarthy, Floyd is definitely getting traded in my opinion.

Hitmen77
12-04-2012, 02:30 PM
Fingernails on a blackboard
Fingernails on a blackboard
b mac

....just testing the filter. :redneck

spawn
12-04-2012, 02:44 PM
I'd take B Mac back. I said it.
:scratch: I'm confused...you said this in the Wise thread:
See you guys in 2014. I can't deal with another year of this nonsense.
Aren't you done with this team for now?

Noir
12-04-2012, 03:10 PM
I for one would love B-Mac back.

Mr. Jinx
12-04-2012, 03:27 PM
As long as he can dodge a line driver better I'm all for it.

Dibbs
12-04-2012, 04:29 PM
:scratch: I'm confused...you said this in the Wise thread:

Aren't you done with this team for now?

I was hoping B mac gets a 2 year deal.

34 Inch Stick
12-04-2012, 04:36 PM
He'll have to find a new drinking buddy with Brian Anderson gone.

PalehosePlanet
12-04-2012, 04:56 PM
He was hired as president in February of 2008 but I thought Hawk started talking about the "no pitch count" thing starting in February and it was implemented mainly in the minors. I can't find an article about that though.

I also can't think of any Texas starters to get hurt since that program was instituted btw. But I didn't look it up and I don't pay that much attention to Texas.

Colby Lewis went down in July of last year and had Tommy John surgery; Neftali Feliz, in his return to the rotation ended up having Tommy John surgery in August; and Derek Holland missed a month w/shoulder fatigue. Matt Harrison is their only starter that pitched 200 innings.

As for McCarthy, I'd be okay bringing him back. His injury was horrible last year, but -- if there is a silver lining, career longevity wise -- at least it wasn't arm trouble.

WhiteSox5187
12-04-2012, 04:57 PM
Colby Lewis went down in July of last year and had Tommy John surgery; Neftali Feliz, in his return to the rotation ended up having Tommy John surgery in August; and Derek Holland missed a month w/shoulder fatigue. Matt Harrison is their only starter that pitched 200 innings.


:o: Man, I REALLY don't pay attention to the Rangers!

white sox bill
12-04-2012, 06:12 PM
Can someone correct me if I'm wrong but didn't KW trade him yrs ago because they noticed that a large percent of his fly outs in the outfield were dangerously close to being HR's?

DonnieDarko
12-04-2012, 06:20 PM
Can someone correct me if I'm wrong but didn't KW trade him yrs ago because they noticed that a large percent of his fly outs in the outfield were dangerously close to being HR's?

Yeah, but he's since changed his mechanics and has learned to throw a 2-seam fastball, which gets him a crapton more groundballs.

blandman
12-05-2012, 10:01 AM
Yeah, but he's since changed his mechanics and has learned to throw a 2-seam fastball, which gets him a crapton more groundballs.

Yeah, he essentially became the poster saber-metrics. There were a lot of stat geeks saying two years ago Brandon was the best pitcher in baseball.

eriqjaffe
12-07-2012, 05:28 PM
Looks like he's signing with Arizona..

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/12/diamondbacks-to-sign-brandon-mccarthy.html

johnnyg83
12-07-2012, 05:49 PM
2 years at $15.5 seems high to me, but if he starts 50 games over those two years it'll be worth it.

CoopaLoop
12-09-2012, 10:08 PM
damn he signed for less than Gavin Floyd is making. Flipping Floyd and getting Mac at that price would have been great.

TDog
12-09-2012, 10:45 PM
damn he signed for less than Gavin Floyd is making. Flipping Floyd and getting Mac at that price would have been great.

Didn't anyone notice that McCarthy shoulder problems before the injury that ended his season? He had some problems early in the season that forced him to miss a few starts here and there. He went 10 days or more between starts three times before going on the disabled list with shoulder soreness in June. His August start in Chicago where he gave up home runs to Ramirez, Viciedo and Pierzynski after the A's jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Floyd (it was the game that Jordan Danks ended with a home run), was his first game for the A's in almost two months.

Signing McCarthy was a bit of a gamble. He would be far from a sure thing in any team's rotation.

Lip Man 1
12-10-2012, 01:19 PM
Was told today by a good source the reason the Sox and McCarthy never got together was because the Sox did not want to go longer than one year given his injury history.

Lip

TheVulture
12-11-2012, 09:54 PM
if he starts 50 games over those two years.

That would be a first.