Peterson hired as Mets' pitching coach; New York wants Franco back
NEW YORK -- Rick Peterson was hired Wednesday as pitching coach of the New York Mets, reuniting him with manager Art Howe in an attempt to turn around a staff that struggled last season.
In their first news conference since making Jim Duquette general manager last week, the Mets also said they want to re-sign the team captain, 43-year-old left-hander John Franco.
"We feel he finished strong for us last year, and there's no reason to believe he won't be able to be with us," Howe said.
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