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Portland Beavers Interview: Glenn Abbott

PORTLAND, OR- Looking at last year's championship team in San Antonio the first names that come to everyone's mind are players like Chase Headley, Matt Antonelli and Nick Hundley – all of whom were top prospects in the Padres organization before the year.

The big reason the Missions won last year was, however, their ability to pitch. In 2007, Missions pitching coach Glenn Abbot was able to guide Josh Geer, Cesar Ramos and Wade LeBlanc, among others on the staff such as Dirk Hayhurst, to the best years of their professional careers. In his third year with San Diego, the 6-foot-6 easy going Abbott is an imposing presence but has a unique way in... Recommended Stories

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