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Pads' greatest need is greatest strength

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07:08 AM ET 04.30 | It may only be on the verge of May, but Padres find themselves in pickle. Starting pitching is their biggest need -- and greatest strength. How can that be when the Padres' rotation began the week last in the NL with a 5.33 ERA? Mostly because of the Pads' depth, their potential when their young starters develop and injured pitchers return. Left-hander Cory Luebke and righty Joe Wieland could return from their respective Tommy John surgeries after the All-Star break, increasing the Padres' options. At that point, right-hander Edinson Volquez and lefty Clayton Richard could become prime trade candidates -- presuming, of course, that they start pitching better.

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Cory Luebke, Icon Sports Cory Luebke, Icon Sports
April 30, 2013  01:40 PM ET

I want to see the Pads go back to wearing their retro brown and yellow unis.

 
April 30, 2013  08:47 PM ET

Isn't Randy Jones out there somewhere waiting for the call?

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