Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 10/20/14
With Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner recently flashing glimpses of the talent they each possess, I’ve noticed a growing swell of optimism as it pertains to the potential future Padres pitching staff. In addition to Ross and Cashner, Padre fans point out the inevitable return from Tommy John surgery of Cory Luebke, Joe Wieland and Casey Kelly as reasons to feel good about the core of starting pitchers the Padres will have. That’s all well and good and after the miserable crew of hurlers we’ve been subjected to this season (thinking of you Edinson Volquez, Jason Marquis and Clayton Richard) I can understand wanting to turn the page to what promises to be a brighter future. Nevertheless we need to cool it a bit when it comes to our expectations of Luebke, Wieland and Kelly as they come back from their injuries. There seems to be this sense emanating from a segment of Friar fans that once they get all of their young arms together and healthy that the Friars will instantly become a playoff...
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