Brandon McCarthy

Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming. Brandon McCarthy, a near permanent fixture on our DL roster, has not only pitched two back-to-back starts without hurting himself (a small miracle in itself), but he has had back-to-back 4 inning shutout starts.

Now, I understand it is still Spring Training ball, but this does still excite me a bit. I don’t care what point of the season you are in, but when you face only one batter over the minimum as McCarthy did yesterday, that seems to signal something may have finally clicked. Maybe, just maybe, he can finally stay healthy and be a servicing #3 man in the Rangers rotation.

Still though, it is kind of hard to get over the fact that we have McCarthy instead of John Danks, whom is doing quite well thus far with the White Sox. Hopefully a decent 2009 campaign can take some of the sting out of that trade.