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Well, Shucks – Brandon McCarthy Signs with Diamondbacks

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[Seriously, people of the baseball world: stop doing things on Friday nights. I am writing this from a Christmas party.]


Well, you can scratch Brandon McCarthy off the wish list, as he just signed tonight with the Arizona Diamondbacks for two years and (just) $15.5 million. The Cubs obviously could have comfortably beat the D-Backs on that offer, which suggests one of three things (or all of them) is at work:

(1.) Teams are more scared off by his myriad injuries than we think;

(2.) McCarthy really wanted to pitch for a contender; and/or

(3.) The Cubs were trying to get McCarthy on the cheap.

I’ll have more thoughts on this later (immediate reaction is “ah, crap, that sucks”). But, you know, Christmas party.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.