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Mad Em-Dashes is a St. Louis Cardinals blog by Dan Moore that does not want to waste your time. 

How to alienate every pitching metric in four years without really trying

Here's Jaime Garcia's rookie season:

GS IP BB/9 K/9 HR/9 ERA xFIP W L
28 163 3.5 7.3 0.5 2.70 3.62 13 8
Here's Jaime Garcia's career numbers:
GS IP BB/9 K/9 HR/9 ERA xFIP W L
90 551 2.7 7.1 0.7 3.45 3.46 39 25
2010 was Jaime Garcia's worst season according to every contemporary pitching metric and his best season according to the one ubiquitous pitching metric. He's spent the rest of his career so far paying off that debt, and the combination of those two trends is a good way to instill a sense of unfounded dread in basically every baseball-fan demographic there is at the same time.

After all that, it seems like the gods of baseball could have shown at least enough common decency to give him recurring elbow problems.