Topics

Matt Cain
Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy trusts front office brain power
Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy trusts front office brain power

Even before Brandon McCarthy had any inkling he might sign with the Dodgers, he was intrigued when they hired Andrew Friedman to be their president of baseball operations. McCarthy's curiosity increased when the analytically-inclined Friedman added Farhan Zaidi and Josh Byrnes to the front office staff. "I was fascinated by the idea of that many smart cooks in a kitchen," McCarthy said. "How was that going to work? How does that manifest itself in terms of their player decision?" After pitching his first game for the Dodgers on Sunday, McCarthy said he was also looking forward to what the team's analytics department could tell him about himself. "I...

Loading