Brandon McCarthy

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    Brandon McCarthy

    How about Boston pick up Brandon Mcarthy as the other starter. I think we could get him for prospects . What do you guys think?
     
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy

    Brandon McCarthy is a 28-year-old righthander who remains under his team's control for one season after posting a WAR* of 4.7 last year.

    As points of reference, last season Matt Garza posted a WAR of 5.0, Gio Gonzalez 3.5, Michael Pineda 3.4 and Mat Latos 3.2, although these pitchers come with more years of team control than McCarthy does.

    Can the Red Sox afford to further deplete the farm system to acquire a starter of Brandon McCarthy's caliber?

    * Wins Above Replacement as reported at FanGraphs
     
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy

    I am wondering if Ben is scouting the little league teams for help. after all we are now a small market team looking for cheap talent. If this team flops because they are a starter short Young Ben's head is going to be in a chopping block all season.
     
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy

    In Response to Re: Brandon McCarthy:
    Brandon McCarthy is a 28-year-old righthander who remains under his team's control for one season after posting a WAR* of 4.7 last year. As points of reference, last season Matt Garza posted a WAR of 5.0, Gio Gonzalez 3.5, Michael Pineda 3.4 and Mat Latos 3.2, although these pitchers come with more years of team control than McCarthy does. Can the Red Sox afford to further deplete the farm system to acquire a starter of Brandon McCarthy's caliber? * Wins Above Replacement as reported at FanGraphs
    Posted by hill55


    Which more than doubled his career total.  He's not in the same league as any of the pitchers you named in the post.

    Stephen Strasburg was only vauled at 2.1WAR last year.  Yet somehow I think the package to acquire McCarthy won't be better than what it would take to pry Strasburg out of Washington.
     
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    In Response to Re: Brandon McCarthy:
    In Response to Re: Brandon McCarthy : Which more than doubled his career total.  He's not in the same league as any of the pitchers you named in the post. Stephen Strasburg was only vauled at 2.1WAR last year.  Yet somehow I think the package to acquire McCarthy won't be better than what it would take to pry Strasburg out of Washington.
    Posted by notin

    As another point of reference, Brandon McCarthy's 2011 WAR of 4.7 still easily exceeds Clay Buchholz's 2010 career-high WAR of 3.8, which accounts for nearly half of Buchholz's career total WAR.

    What would McCarthy's trade value be if he were owed the nearly $30 million that Buchholz is owed over the next four seasons?

    (McCarthy has a 2012 salary of $4.275 million in his final year before free agency)
     
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    In Response to Re: Brandon McCarthy:
    In Response to Re: Brandon McCarthy : As another point of reference, Brandon McCarthy's 2011 WAR of 4.7 still easily exceeds Clay Buchholz's 2010 career-high WAR of 3.8, which accounts for nearly half of Buchholz's career total WAR. What would McCarthy's trade value be if he were owed the nearly $30 million that Buchholz is owed over the next four seasons? (McCarthy has a 2012 salary of $4.275 million in his final year before free agency)
    Posted by hill55

    So, what's your idea of what it would take to get BM?

     
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy

    Does his 1.34 ERA differential between Home & Away concern you?
     
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    In Response to Re: Brandon McCarthy : So, what's your idea of what it would take to get BM?
    Posted by moonslav59

    I have almost no idea ...

    ... how about Anthony Ranaudo and Garin Cecchini if the A's throw in Michael Taylor, a 26-year-old righthand-hitting slugging corner outfielder (whose stock has fallen since being Baseball America's 29th-ranked prospect entering the 2010 season)?

    Ranaudo is ranked from second to fifth among Red Sox prospects while Cecchini is ranked from seventh to 12th.

    I'm not suggesting that the Red Sox should further deplete the farm system, but I think that's what it might take to land Brandon McCarthy (whom the A's could retain for a potentially better return at the trade deadline).
     
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy

    You guys actually take bait like this?

    Some clown waltzes in and tosses a name for trade conversation...you gotta be joking!
     
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    Does his 1.34 ERA differential between Home & Away concern you?
    Posted by moonslav59

    Brandon McCarthy has a 3.96 ERA in 27 career games, including 26 starts, at Rangers Ballpark, perhaps the most hitter-friendly venue in the American League.

    McCarthy's 2011 road ERA of 3.99 in 12 starts included a combined four starts against powerful lineups at Yankee Stadium, Rangers Ballpark and Rogers Centre.
     
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    You guys actually take bait like this? Some clown waltzes in and tosses a name for trade conversation...you gotta be joking!
    Posted by WesternOregon

    It's good exercise for the mind ... much like a puzzle.

    You are invited to ignore the innocent exchange ... or not.
     
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy

    I like Cecchini more than Middlebrooks, so I'd look for another package, but I do think your package might be suitable to the A's.
     
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy

    No thanks. I don't think he'd cost that much, but I don't think he's a fit here.
     
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    I'm not convinced McCarthy is better than what we have available? The cost would be such that trading for Floyd would make better sense. Trading Middlebrooks could be risky if Youk has health problems. Cecchini is in my view the better prospect down the road, but Middlebrooks is closer to ready in 2012.
     
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy

    if mccarthy is only in consideration for the 4th or 5th rotation spot he is probably not worth ranaudo and middlebrooks, but it he were to be considered equal to buchholtz than i would think that he would be worth those two young guys.

    i still have a problem with bard and/or aceves being converted into starters.  both might be great, but both could fail miserably as well.  i know that i certainly do like the bullpen much more if those guys both head back to the pen.

    silva, miller, padilla, etc are all good invites to spring training because if even one of them earns a starting rotation spot then they all would be worth inviting to spring training.

    never enough pitching early in the season, in the middle of the season and at the end of the season.
     
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