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The starter is dead. Let’s try to fix it.

You know, I was looking at topics to write about, and the Rockies haven’t done a lot of things that merit their own thing this past week, so let’s do something different. Usually, these pieces are dedicated to player analysis, general Rox topics and other things of the sort, but I’m taking a break from that this Wednesday to talk about something I think about a lot: how in the world do we stop the endless stream of relievers we’re seeing?

Let’s kick things off with one particular graphic I made:

What you’re looking is a season-to-season look at the percentage of all MLB pitchers that accrued 5+ WAR (blue) and 8+ WAR (red).