Monday, November 15, 2010

Peterson Out As Pitching Coach

FoxSports' Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Brewers pitching coach Rick Peterson won't be back in 2011 even though he has a year left on his two-year, $450,000 deal.

Most Brewers fans had to see this move coming, with the long stalling and delays of making a decision, you just kinda had a feeling that it wouldn't end up working out in Peterson's favor.

After two meetings with Peterson, Roenicke was given permission to seek out his own pitching coach. One interesting thing in all of this is that the Brewers implemented Peterson's biomechanical analysis system throughout their organization.  It will be interesting to see if that's a one and done type deal with that.

Rummaging  through message boards and such brought up a lot of anger and mixed beliefs on letting Peterson go.  My response to that is a simple one.  How did Hoffman or Wolf do in the first half of the season?  Horrible.  Each of them admitted that Peterson changed their approaches to the plate in the first half of the season and then they readjusted back to their original mechanics.  Yes, yes, Wolf still credited Peterson with helping him get out of the early season struggle, but I'm chalking that up to the mainframe of not calling out a coach.

No replacement has been named yet for Peterson.

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