Rick Peterson Speaks To XM Radio About Mets Firing

PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 17:  (L-R) Manager Willie Randolph and Pitching Coach Rick Peterson #51 of the New York Mets watch players work out during Spring Training at Tradition Field on February 17, 2008 in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

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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.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.