The Morning Friar - 3/14/11

With absolutely no offense to Luke Gregerson, Mike Adams and closer Heath Bell, San Diego pitching coach Darren Balsley said Sunday that there’s more to a successful bullpen than who pitches the final three innings of a game.

A team that says its future rests with the farm system is showing signs of finally having some talent depth in the organization.

A team that says its future rests with the farm system is showing signs of finally having some talent depth in the organization.

Money is always a problem with the San Diego Padres as they maintain one of the lowest payrolls in the majors. Last season, they were red hot until the end of August, only to stumble and miss out on a chance for the division title. In the offseason, they traded away All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez because of his salary expense in exchange for several prospects.

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