More on the Yankees Pitching Coach Job and Rick Peterson

Yesterday I had a short update on the pitching coach position. The jist of that update was that Leo Mazzone will not be interviewed and that Rick Peterson had lost his job with the Brewers.

Today Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger had this on Peterson:

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman did not rule out Rick Peterson as a potential candidate for the team’s vacant pitching coach job…

“I’ve got a whole list of candidates I’m going to plow through,” Cashman said. “I’m not going to interview every one of them, but I know Rick’s a terrific pitching coach.”

The Yankees haven’t decided on whether they will interview Peterson, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, who requested anonymity because the process is ongoing.

From what it sounds like, the Yankees haven’t made up their minds one way or another as to even interview Peterson, but they’re considering it. I hope they at least interview him. The more options the better as far as I’m concerned and Peterson is a very talented coach. I also like that he had a lot of success with Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, and Tim Hudson when they were young pitchers.

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2 Responses to More on the Yankees Pitching Coach Job and Rick Peterson

  1. petertodd says:

    He had success because they were good—–not him. Look at the last 4 years…

  2. He hasn't had any talent to work with over the past four years. Look what he did with Oliver Perez and John Maine. Both were cast offs from bad teams and had amazing years under Peterson. Since Peterson left, they've both been crap.

    He hasn't had much to work with in Milwaukee. I like what he's done with Yovani Gallardo though.