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Old 03-23-2007, 02:28 PM
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Interesting article from SI. He seems happy, only to be a starter. I think he wanted to be a white sox pitcher for a long time. Oh well... Those homer stats are scary. So is the pitching philosophy they are implementing in Arlington. 40 Homers isnt out of the question for him.

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Old 03-23-2007, 02:36 PM
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McCarthy needs to get on with his life.
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:41 PM
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Interesting article from SI. He seems happy, only to be a starter. I think he wanted to be a white sox pitcher for a long time. Oh well... Those homer stats are scary. So is the pitching philosophy they are implementing in Arlington. 40 Homers isnt out of the question for him.

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I don't think the article made him sound bitter. Regarding "pitching to contact", I believe I heard that same phrase from Coop last week. Anyway, this was my favorite part:

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... and the White Sox, still with one of the deepest rotations in the game, stockpiled some young arms for the day that their rotation begins to get too expensive.
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:44 PM
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How did he say anything bitter? How is he bitter at all? The author of the article was the one insinuating that there must have been some unknown factor that caused KW to trade him. Why believe this tool?

Kenny picked up a guy in Danks who by all accounts has just as much potential and will probably be our opening day 5th starter NOW, plus he got a hard throwing late-inning reliever with closer stuff, and a prospect. McCarthy is quoted as saying he believes it is a good baseball trade. Right now it looks like that for sure, with KW quite possibly ending up with a steal.
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:52 PM
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I agree that Mac didn't sounds bitter, just anxious to begin his career as a big league starter and see what happens. Contact pitching is OK if the pitches induce ground balls, but I always thought that Mac was a fly ball pitcher. Preaching contact to a fly ball pitcher in a hitter's park seems like trouble at the Ballpark.

I wish him luck except when he pitches against the Sox.
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:52 PM
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He's not bitter according to the article. He's a bit mystified as to why the deal went down. He seems happy with the situation there (starting).
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:54 PM
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I dont see what's wrong with him being bitter. I was just pointing out the article. McCarthy can say it was a good baseball trade, but Its pretty obvious he really liked being part of the sox. I mean, I would be bitter having to pitch in Texas as well...
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:10 PM
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I see nothing bitter either.

Is that just the assumption now when there's anything printed about McCarthy?
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:13 PM
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I'm not sure if he's bitter, but he's still dwelling on it.

Pitchers get traded all the time; it's a fact of the game.

That said, I wish him the best with the Rangers.
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:20 PM
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Thats probably the best way to put it. not bitter, just not letting go. Bad headline. Im sorry.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:43 PM
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I don't know...reading that story, it seems the like the author was doing more speculating about the reasons behind the trade than anything else. McCarthy can only answer the questions being asked. I haven't read anything yet where a reporter is talking about the Rangers and Brandon shifts the topic towards the Sox.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:48 PM
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FWLIW given that it's ST:

McCarthy: 8IP / 7ER / 4HR / 7K for a 2.13WHIP and a 7.88ERA
Floyd: 14IP / 10ER / 1HR / 6K for a 1.50WHIP and a 6.43ERA
Danks: 12.2IP / 8ER / 2HR / 10K for a 1.34WHIP and a 5.68ERA
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:01 PM
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FWLIW given that it's ST:

McCarthy: 8IP / 7ER / 4HR / 7K for a 2.13WHIP and a 7.88ERA
Floyd: 14IP / 10ER / 1HR / 6K for a 1.50WHIP and a 6.43ERA
Danks: 12.2IP / 8ER / 2HR / 10K for a 1.34WHIP and a 5.68ERA
Danks is looking like money right now. Maybe its a bit late for a prediction, but I think that not only is Danks going to be the fifth starter, he will have a better season this year than Brandon. I know it's early, but there is no way Danks gives up home runs at the rate McCarthy does.
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:12 PM
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McCarthy needs to get on with his life.
Well, from the article, it sounds like that is exactly what he is doing....getting on with his life. McCarthy said nothing negative about the Sox. I am still shocked the Sox traded him myself. Now we have no 5th starter again.
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:26 PM
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Well, from the article, it sounds like that is exactly what he is doing....getting on with his life. McCarthy said nothing negative about the Sox. I am still shocked the Sox traded him myself. Now we have no 5th starter again.
Not like Mac was a sure thing either.
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