Padres focus on starting rotation depth for unique season

SAN DIEGO — Is it the talent or the depth? “The talent first and foremost,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said of his team’s starting rotation. “… And then the depth of it. You can go through (Dinelson) Lamet, (Yu) Darvish, (Blake) Snell, (Joe) Musgrove, (Chris) Paddack. Then there’s (Adrián) Morejón and (Ryan) Weathers and (MacKenzie) Gore and (Michel) Báez and these other guys. Being deep is important. But overall, the talent.” OK, then. It’s both. Especially in 2021. If the Padres’ top five starters live up to projections this season, they will rank among the best rotations to ever pitch for…

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