Talkin’ Mets: Rick Peterson Kicks Off Pitchers & Catchers

I kick off the symbolic start of the baseball season with my “Pitchers & Catchers” show. Spring is in the air at Port St. Lucie where Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Robert Gsellman all reported to camp and joined their other teammates who had reported earlier. Both Harvey and Syndergaard were all smiles and each of them looked to be in great physical shape. Former Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago

Could Rick Peterson Cure the Mets’ Pitching Injuries?

(Photo Credit: ESPN) Former New York Mets pitching coach, Rick Peterson spoke with John Harper of the NYDN regarding the injuries of the team’s pitching staff. Peterson believes he may have the cure to help what ails this staff frequently. Peterson is a firm believer that if the team’s young power pitchers were to throw with a bit less velocity it may help their bodies in staying...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 days ago

Another chance to give thanks - School of Roch

With the pitching coach and bullpen coach vacancies filled this week, and on the same day no less, the Orioles can turn their collective attention to replacing director of pitching development Rick Peterson. They also may want to replace the title. Minor league pitching coordinator is more to the point. ... Read More
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Peterson won't return to Orioles in 2017 - School of Roch

The Orioles are making changes in their minor league system while continuing their work on the major league coaching staff. Rick Peterson won't return as director of pitching development for the 2017 season. I heard from multiple sources that Peterson was gone, and executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed it ... Read More
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Throwing the Dan Warthen Slider

Longtime Cardinal pitching coach Dave Duncan loves the sinker. The Braves’ Leo Mazzone was all about establishing the pitch low and away. Rick Peterson may hate the cutter. The Mets’ Dan Warthen may not have the name value of legendary pitching coaches that have come before him, but he does have his own pitch. If […]
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

What Do You Think of Your Team’s Pitching Coach?

I can pinpoint the exact moment when I started to understand and appreciate the potential impact of pitching coaches. I mean, I always had some suspicions, and I was one of those people really interested in Rick Peterson back in the day, but, in March of 2006, the Mariners traded Matt Thornton to the White […]
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Villeneuve officially returning to IndyCars for Indianapolis 500

Jacques Villeneuve is ready to make an IndyCar comeback. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports said Wednesday it has hired Villeneuve to race in this year's Indianapolis 500, 19 years after the Canadian driver first drank the milk in Victory Lane. ''IndyCar is growing again and that's why last year when I started watching races again, every time I watched I felt almost angry I wasn't there...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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