It makes sense, on a day like Labor Day, to highlight the struggles of a middle reliever. Even a great one like Danny Farquhar has had to work hard to find his niche on the fringes of the big leagues. Turns out, some of Farquhar’s particular success has come from ignoring management even.
If you remove the guys that have closed for their teams this year, Farquhar is probably the eighth or ninth best middle reliever in the game right now. He’s done it with lots of strikeouts based on 93-94 mph gas and a great cutter/curve combo. And the best command of his career.
It’s been a long winding road to this point. And it’s required ignoring some of the voices in his ear.
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