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10-19-2013 07:59 AM #1Plus Member since 11/03 Hall of Fame
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Buck: No mention of Rick Peterson getting an interview
In the Sun article today Buck mentions the internal candidates that will get an interview for pitching coach:
"We will consider Billy and McGregor and Griff," Showalter said. "And we'll end up with a good one."
Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/o...#ixzz2iARmbRoq
Rick Peterson is not included. Whether Buck just forgot to mention him or is he not being considered. It will be interesting to see.
10-19-2013 08:14 AM #2
Interesting take on the situation - seems like they came to a mutual agreement to part ways. That said, I have to ass - ume that Rick Pete did not want the job else he would be a candidate. I agree with weams in what Rick P has brought to the organization - a more orderly process that seemed to contribute to Tilly's evolution. We shall see how it affects Gausman, Harvey, Ed Rod and Bundy.
I hope they go "outside the box" with the next guy and find someone Can o Corn likes.....'cause we know where this will all go if they do not.
10-19-2013 08:32 AM #3
10-19-2013 09:19 AM #4
I am sure he is not being considered for that role.
10-19-2013 03:17 PM #5
10-19-2013 07:08 PM #6
Mike Griffin deserves his shot. He's been an outstanding pitching coach in AAA.
10-20-2013 09:54 AM #7
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If I recall correctly, Showalter made some comments about Tillman's improvement after he had started working with Peterson. It struck me that Showalter didn't want to give Peterson as much credit as most of us did.
I think Showalter's omission of Peterson means more that he doesn't want Peterson rather than Peterson not wanting the job. Peterson was given permission last off-season to talk to at least one other team about its major league pitching coach vacancy, and I believe Duquette said that Peterson wanted to get back in the majors.
I find it interesting that both pitching coaches that Showalter has hired ended up leaving for "personal reasons".
10-20-2013 10:01 AM #8
10-20-2013 11:59 AM #9
I guess the truth is finally coming out on the Connors situation. Did they protect Connors privacy by saying nothing at the time? The "story" at the time was that there was a disconnect between Connors and many of the pitchers (Matusz to be specific) on the staff that led to him leaving. This is the first I'm repeatedly hearing about the physical angle.
10-20-2013 02:19 PM #10
10-20-2013 03:19 PM #11
I'm not even sure Peterson is the best candidate but he was the guy who made the biggest adjustment to Tillman and his mechanics. However, he was never credited by anyone in the organization. I only knew about it because it was reported at the time. That doesn't exactly speak to being well liked by your peers.
Why do you think he isn't getting consideration?
10-20-2013 03:31 PM #12
I think guys like Peterson and Griffin are more valuable to the organization in the MiL. That's where we need our pitchers to be developed. If we wait until they get to the ML we are still doing it wrong. BTW, what was Conner's illness that caused him to leave? I never heard of any.
10-20-2013 04:01 PM #13
10-20-2013 04:04 PM #14
I do not think that Rick Peterson will ever be the Orioles pitching coach.
10-20-2013 04:06 PM #15