Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 4/8/13
In nature a peak is always accompanied by a valley. Our fundamental understanding of this fact extends itself into other areas of thought and reason in our lives. We are taught by the natural order of things that the highs are usually followed by the lows, and vice versa. Tall peaks tend to have deep valleys. The rate of descent may vary but eventually everything that rises has to come back down. So it is with Carlos Marmol, whose peak was astounding, and whose rapid descent into a ghastly valley is equally astonishing. As of April 08 he has pitched 1.2 innings and carries an ERA of 27.00 and a WHIP of 4.80. Marmol always led a dangerous dance with command but it always ended with Carlos in the lead, escaping various situation on stuff alone. The old Marmol slider was truly one of the best pitches in all of baseball. Now the stuff has taken a hit, the batters aren’t swinging at his pitches and Marmol is now in a career free fall eerily reminiscent of so many one pitch relievers befo...
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