Andrew Friedman’s Regime, and The Bums of His Dreams

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Bum #1 Brandon McCarthy- 3-0 5.87 ERA/6.15 FIP 1.217 WHIP

This was perhaps the worst signing of the year for the Dodgers. McCarthy was signed to a four-year 48 million dollar deal during the offseason. He was supposed to be the Dodger’s number 4 starter behind Hyun-jin Ryu. What the Dodgers got instead was a waste of 48 million dollars. McCarthy threw just four lackluster starts before blowing out his elbow and requiring Tommy John surgery. Stacie and I had a bad feeling about the signing because we both knew that McCarthy had a long and established history of injuries and mediocre pitching. A career 4 runs per game starter with good strikeout to walk ratios was never a good idea. There was a reason the Dbacks traded him, and we found out why. He’s just not very good.