If Al Leiter ultimately signs with a team other than the Mets, t wasn’t Rick Peterson’s decision, writes the NY Post’s Michael Morrisey.
The team’s pitching coach cautioned that his opinion was asked before negotiations with Leiter began ” and that he’s only one of many organizational voices.
But in no uncertain terms, Peterson spoke of his enjoyment working with the Met lefty, who went 10-8 with a 3.21 ERA in 30 starts last season.
“Quite frankly, I feel as close to Al as any pitcher I’ve ever had,” Peterson said yesterday. “They asked, ‘What do you think about having Al back?’
“I said, ‘I’d love to have Al Leiter back.’ “
Just to make sure everyone has a say in this, perhaps someone could call Scott Kazmir?