Brandon McCarthy was traded from Arizona to New York over the weekend, but the Yankees’ new right-hander is now selling a house in Texas.
McCarthy, who pitched for the Rangers from 2007-2009, has a 4,658-square foot place in Dallas on the market for $1.95 million. According to the realtor’s listing the loft is a “one of a kind lifestyle property!” and “urban living at its most private and convenient.”
Here’s one of 20 available pictures showing what appears to be a pretty awesome place:
McCarthy is scheduled to make his Yankees debut Wednesday after being acquired in exchange for Vidal Nuno. He had an ugly win-loss record and ERA for the Diamondbacks in the second season of a two-year, $15.5 million deal, but also posted a solid 93/20 K/BB ratio in 110 innings and has a history of being a solid mid-rotation starter when healthy.
The Orioles singlehandedly kept the rumor mill churning this weekend. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the club is interested in making a play for free agent right-hander Lance Lynn, adding him to a list of potential candidates that also includes free agent righty Alex Cobb. The two are expected to command similar contracts in free agency, but Morosi notes that the Orioles may prefer Cobb based on his familiarity with the AL East.
Lynn, 30, is two years removed from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Despite missing the 2016 season, he bounced back with a respectable 11-8 record in 33 starts and complemented his efforts with a 3.43 ERA, 3.8 BB/9 and 7.4 SO/9 over 186 1/3 innings for the 2017 Cardinals. He lost several days with a blister on his pitching hand in early September, but managed to avoid any major injuries and can reasonably be expected to shoulder another heavy workload in 2018.
Lynn may not be the Orioles’ first choice to beef up their starting rotation, but there’s no doubt that he’ll be in high demand as one of very few viable starters on the market this winter. The veteran righty rejected his one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Cardinals on Thursday and will likely be seeking a multi-year contract, one that Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch estimates around five years and $100+ million. If the Orioles are willing to bite that bullet, they’ll still need to compensate the Cardinals with their third pick in next year’s draft.