Originally Posted by CoopaLoop
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.