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Padres closely monitor pitchers' workload

The Padres have a terrific group of young pitching prospects. Rob looks at the system the team has in place to prepare them for the major leagues.

Originally Published: July 17, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Tuesday night, I saw Jake Peavy pitch on TV, and last Sunday afternoon I saw Dennis Tankersley pitch at Portland's PGE Park. Peavy and Tankersley both rank among the San Diego Padres' most valuable properties.

It's become an article of faith -- and for good reason -- that unless you're the Yankees or the Red Sox or the Mets or the Dodgers, you're not going to win unless you develop your own starting pitchers.

The Padres aren't the Yankees or any of those other teams, which means they've ...

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