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The bullpen must always be Ready

Alfredo Fernandez

The San Diego Padres know how important a strong bullpen is. They employ the same tactics in the minor leagues and the Fort Wayne Wizards were the staple of that success, bridging the gap between the starters and closer John Madden. Randy Ready talks about the bullpen prospects and more in an exclusive interview.

On the pitching front you had a few go to guys as well in the relief corps. Alfredo Fernandez, Jon Link, Brandon Higelin – how nice was it to have that solid pen available to you? Randy Ready: The bullpen – if you talk to any successful club the bullpen makes or breaks you. Our starters weren't getting us too deep in the first half. That rotation settled after a trade here and some promotions...

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