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Red Sox should talk to Rick Peterson

Unconventional pitching coach could be perfect fit on Bobby Valentine's staff

Updated: December 13, 2011, 10:21 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Is there room for two mad scientists in one laboratory?

The Boston Red Sox have an obligation to find out. They swung for the fences when they hired Bobby Valentine as manager, choosing to ignore all the red flags that Valentine has raised over the years because they decided he was the smartest, most experienced and most driven man available.

Now they should decide to do the same with their pitching coach. Rick Peterson scares some people because he thinks too big, ...

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