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John Farrell reportedly prefers Rick Peterson for the Red Sox pitching coach gig

Nov 5, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

Rick Peterson mullet

The Red Sox have not picked a pitching coach yet, but Gordon Edes reports that there is a favorite:

The Red Sox are expected to make a decision on their new pitching coach by Tuesday, and new manager John Farrell is “all in” on longtime pitching coach Rick Peterson as his choice, according to a baseball source.

Peterson works for the Orioles now. If he’s hired, the rumor on the street is that the Sox will sign Victor Zambrano to be their new number one starter.

  1. willclarkgameface - Nov 5, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Let’s see if dad up in the front office (Lucchino) approves. If not, it’s indicative of the kind of decisions that are going to be made and the ones that will not be allowed to be made by the manager. I say be ready for another 90 loss season.

    • ras1tafari - Nov 5, 2012 at 6:59 PM

      I agree with your first point, but not the second. They will have to pry baseball decisions out of Larry’s cold, sinister hands, but if he can take care of Business and let Baseball Ops do their thing, the team should be on the plus side of .500 next year. I don’t think they can make enough moves this offseason to be a serious contender, but they will not be as bad as they were in 2012.

      Also, I don’t think it REALLY matters who the pitching coach is, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out, if only to gauge Larry’s involvement even in these kind of “minor” moves.

  2. proudlycanadian - Nov 5, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Victor Zambrano would look great in a Red Sox uniform. Not sure if he would pitch well, but the uniform would look good on him.

  3. bmorelikeme - Nov 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Bad news for the O’s. His work with our minor league system was just starting to show dividends. Would’ve been great to get a few more years out of him.

  4. edelmanfanclub - Nov 5, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Hire him. He did works for Baltimore last year, (I know he wasn’t a pitching coach). We need to get Lester, Bard, Bailey, and a few others straightened out.

  5. rockthered1286 - Nov 5, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    The unsung hero in Baltimore’s pitching success shall remain untouched: Brady-freakin-Anderson. (see Matusz’s glove for details)

  6. ras1tafari - Nov 5, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Isn’t the answer to fixing the pitching issues obvious?

    -Have Jason Varitek call all the games from the dugout ;)~

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