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.