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Brandon McCarthy, Diamondbacks agree to terms on two-year pact’s Jon Heyman confirms that the Diamondbacks and right-hander Brandon McCarthy have agreed to terms. Heyman also reports that a two-year contract is in place.

In 2013 McCarthy will be coming back from a scary skully fracture—one that endangered his life, and he also has a history of shoulder problems. However, he’s a near-ace when not battling injuries: a 3.29 ERA across two seasons in Oakland. At age 29, McCarthy should be quite a nifty addition, so long as he avoids the disabled list.

Thanks to Chet.

Repoz Posted: December 07, 2012 at 05:34 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The District Attorney Posted: December 07, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4319731)
Almost impossible for it to be a bad contract at two years.


Edit: Nick Piecoro:
OK, it's two years and $15.5M for McCarthy.
   2. Khrushin it bro Posted: December 07, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4319732)
This makes my head hurt as bad as a skully fracture!
   3. dr. scott Posted: December 07, 2012 at 05:43 PM (#4319735)
Agreed, he was fun to watch, and fun to have on the A's. Ill miss him... so does he follow danny haren and go to the angles next...
   4. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: December 07, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4319737)
I'll miss him and Amanda too. She's the first A's wife since Jamie Kotsay I actually paid any attention to. And with her it was more about tweeting excellence you know.
   5. bob gee Posted: December 07, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4319741)
best of luck to both of them. a good pitcher, fun couple.

   6. Nasty Nate Posted: December 07, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4319743)
What if he didn't actually sign a contract for millions and it was really just a coma dream?
   7. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: December 07, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4319756)
dammit I am going to miss him pitching for the A's
   8. DL from MN Posted: December 07, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4319779)
That seems really cheap. Less than $8M a year?
   9. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: December 07, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4319785)
I'll miss him in Oakland too. But he's only hit the 170 IP mark once in his career, so there are real durability issues with him. Granted, he was probably on his way to making that last year, but then got hit. He's been very good when healthy the last couple of years, and there's no reason to think he can't keep that up in AZ.
   10. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: December 07, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4319800)
I will miss you Brando! Enjoy hanging out w Chavez!0
   11. Esoteric Posted: December 07, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4319819)
This could end up being highway robbery by the D-Backs. If the Nats hadn't just signed Dan Haren I'd honestly be a bit pissed off, wondering why we couldn't have landed this deal.
   12. Squash Posted: December 08, 2012 at 01:06 AM (#4319844)
Bummer. Wish he could have stayed.
   13. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: December 08, 2012 at 09:04 AM (#4319878)
In Billy We Trust and all, but it's disappointing to lose McCarthy and keep Colon. This better mean they're re-signing Drew.

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