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Posted on: November 15, 2010 3:28 pm
Edited on: November 15, 2010 5:15 pm

Peterson out in Milwaukee

Rick Peterson Rick Peterson, apparently, didn't celebrate Michael Bolton's entire catalog.

The Brewers pitching coach was under contract for 2011, but was asked to re-interview for his job under new manager Ron Roenicke. The Brewers and Roenicke apparently didn't like what they heard from Peterson.

Or maybe it was the mullet.

Either way, he's out, Ken Rosenthal of reports (via Twitter ).

The Pirates, Mets and Yankees have pitching coach openings. Peterson served as the Mets' pitching coach from 2004-08. He was in his first year with Milwaukee. He previously served as the A's pitching coach from 1998-2003.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

UPDATE : Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Brew Crew have already struck for a new pitching coach, hiring Rick Kranitz. The new pitching coach served in that capacity for Baltimore the last six years before accepting a position in Houston as minor-league pitching coordinator. He lasted just 15 days in that role.

Meanwhile, the role of bench coach has been given to Jerry Narron, a former Rangers and Reds manager. He had not been in baseball the two previous seasons. However, Narron has a previous relationship with Doug Melvin, serving as third-base coach in Texas, Melvin's former haunt.

The two join Dale Sveum, who is the hitting coach and Ed Sedar, the former first-base coach who will move to third. Garth Iorg will be the new first-base coach, receiving a promotion from minor-league infield instructor. Stan Kyles, the incumbent bullpen coach will also remain.

Roenicke was likely only responsible for the Kranitz hiring, making him a rare breed of a manager who did not bring someone from his former organization along with him.

-- Evan Brunell

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Category: MLB
Posted on: November 4, 2010 5:17 pm
Edited on: November 4, 2010 5:37 pm

Brewers' pitching coach up in the air

Ron Roenicke In kind of an interesting in retrospect kind of way, Brewers manager Doug Melvin (picutred, right) revealed the eight candidates he interviewed for the managerial job.

According to Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel , in addition to the man they did hire, Ron Roenicke (pictured, left), the team also considered Bobby Valentine, Bob Melvin, Joey Cora, Don Wakamatsu, Tim Wallach, Eric Wedge and Pat Listach.

Melvin -- the GM, not the candidate -- also said the Brewers never made an offer to Valentine, as was reported by several national reporters.

"It never got that far," Melvin said. "We did not make him an offer."

Haudricourt also said Melvin told him his new manager, Roenicke, will meet with the team's pitching coach Rick Peterson, who is under contract for next season. If the two don't hit it off, the Brewers could still make a change.

"I want to wait until Ron sits down with him and see what happens," Melvin said.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:00 pm

Sveum out of Brewers, Pirates manager races

Dale Sveum The Brewers announced Saturday night that Dale Sveum has agreed to a two-year deal to remain the team's hitting coach -- that means he won't be the manager in Milwaukee or Pittsburgh.

Sveum was interviewed by the Pirates and in signing his new deal with the Brewers, was told he wouldn't be the manager in Milwaukee.

"If I can't be a manager somewhere, there's nowhere else I'd rather be," Sveum told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel .

The Brewers manager will inherit his hitting coach and pitching coach, as Rick Peterson has one year remaining on a two-year deal.

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the team would look outside for its next manager. According to the Journal Sentinel , the team has paired a list of 10 down to four for secon interviews. Bob Melvin and Joey Cora are among the finalists, while Washington bench coach Pat Listach has been told he is no longer a candidate.

From the beginning, Bob Melvin has been seen as the favorite -- despite the potential confusing over a manager and general manager with the same surname.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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