Former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson spoke to XM radio yesterday about being fired by the Mets. He said that Omar Minaya delivered the news of his firing with sympathy. He said the he hopes that the Mets can get things turned around. About the Mets he said:
I don’t have any animosity or vindictive or angry thoughts. I’m sad, you’re always sad when you leave a home that you felt very comfortable at.
Too much Zen and too little pitching from Peterson this year. John Maine, Oliver Perez, and Aaron Heilman regressed this season and the Mets can’t have their young pitchers moving in the wrong direction. If you’re a regular reader, you know that my opinion is that Peterson deserved to be fired for recommending the Scott Kazmir trade. So if anything else that he did went South, he was probably on thin ice with the Mets front office.