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Will we ever see an evolution in pitching mechanics?

I stumbled across what I thought was an intersting article about the former pitcher Mike Marshall and his pitching research center in Florida.  Here is the link:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/la-sp-marshall12jun12,0,3616325,full.story?coll=la-sports -underdog

There doesn't seem to be any video of the motion they describe, but it did get me thinking about what changes may or may not evolve in the future.  Take a look at Marshall's stats at the bottom of the article.  As a RELIEF pitcher in 1974 he logged 208 innings in 106 appearances with a 2.42 ERA!  I know the game has changed and I'm not saying that Marshall has the answer to pitching durability, but I wonder how much time and money MLB teams spend on studying/teaching pitching mechanics. My perception is that pitchers were more durable 30+ years ago, but has anyone seen a statistical study comparing the generations?  Maybe Walt needs to send some scouts down there and find us some arms!

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