With so much speculation going on with the Boston Red Sox over the course of the offseason, many have wondered who they would name as their new pitching coach. A decision has been made and will be announced by Tuesday. Many names have been thrown into the hat, but as of now, the frontrunner for the job is current Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Rick Peterson. This could be a huge move for the team that will certainly make the Red Sox great as one of your MLB picks on the season.
Peterson has had a long and illustrious career as a pitching coach. Working with a plethora of teams, including the Pittsburg Pirates, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets and Orioles, among others, he has definitely picked up a great deal tricks and styles that will help him if he is to get the job with the Red Sox. While the deal is not a sure thing, it is pretty certain and would give the Red Sox a great advantage going into the 2013 season. They have had a lot of troubles with their pitching department over the last few years and need someone to come in and clean house. Peterson could be a great fit to not only do this, but help the team get back into playoff shape as well. He did wonders with the Orioles this year, so he has every opportunity to do the same with Boston throughout the course of the 2013 season.
The Boston Red Sox are making a lot of interesting and forward progressing choices already in the offseason. Adding Rick Peterson will possibly help the team get back to how they were in 2004 when they won the World Series. If he can do this, he will have a job for a long time to come.