San Diego Padres: A Look at the 2011 Starting Rotation

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San Diego Padres: A Look at the 2011 Starting Rotation
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Padres fans will look to Mat Latos to continue the dominance they saw last year from this rising star

During the reign of Kevin Towers, and especially since their move to PETCO park, the Padres have been known as a team with good pitching and a below average and boring offense. Games of 1-0, 2-1, etc., are what Padres fans have come to expect.

We’ve seen the likes of Jake Peavy, Greg Maddux and David Wells come through PETCO. This year’s team doesn’t have a “wow” factor in their rotation (Mat Latos? I just don’t want to put that pressure on him yet), but it does have at least three young guys who may be ready to make a jump, and a veteran who just might revert to his old ways with a change of scenery, coach, and ballpark.

This year’s rotation will feature veteran Aaron Harang, and youngsters Mat Latos, Clayton Richard and Tim Stauffer. The fifth spot is up for grabs between Wade LeBlanc, Cory Luebke and Dustin Moseley.

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