Willie Randolph said there’s not a gag order on pitching coach Rick Peterson talking with the media.
Nonetheless, The Jacket answers every question with instructions to ask public relations. PR guru Jay Horwitz said there is “no edict” for Peterson not to talk. However, The Jacket is the only uniformed member of the organization who demands interviewers to get permission.
My conclusion is somebody isn’t telling the truth. Either Willie resents him talking, which became an issue last year when we tried to talk to Peterson about the rotation, or Peterson has “misremembered” and is using it as an excuse not to talk.
The fact is when it comes to their pitching the Mets have more issues than five years of Time magazine and that’s Peterson’s responsibility.