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Abbott on potential Padres contributors

Glenn Abbott handles the Padres prospects in Triple-A Portland, helping tutor pitchers such as Wade LeBlanc, Cesar Ramos, Edwin Moreno, and Joe Thatcher.

Wade LeBlanc has been working on that two-seamer all year – how has it progressed? Glenn Abbott: At the beginning of the year, we were trying to get him to throw it and he hardly wouldn't throw it, so I said, ‘to heck with it.' This might sound kind of corny, but I did this and it worked. It's like you've got to find a way to get somebody to do something. I know even Buddy Black talked to...

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