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Could Brandon McCarthy turn into next Jason Schmidt for Dodgers?
Could Brandon McCarthy turn into next Jason Schmidt for Dodgers?

So much happened in such a flash for the Dodgers last week --- with the main focus justifiably centered on the trade of Matt Kemp --- that much went by in a quick blur. Scrutiny was not exactly the order of the day. The official signing of right-hander Brandon McCarthy was only made official by the Dodgers on Tuesday. And so now it’s time to ask: Is Brandon McCarthy really worth $48 million for four years? McCarthy is a nice enough pitcher. Certainly a solid No. 5. Still with some upside. But a $48-million pitcher at four years for a guy with chronic shoulder problems? If you examine the traditional baseball statistics on McCarthy, this deal makes about as much...

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