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New York Mets Hire Former Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long to Same Position
October 23rd, 2014 at 6:19 PM
The New York Mets have found their new hitting coach and it is none other than former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long, the team announced on Thursday. The Mets' broke the news via Twitter: Official news! Kevin Long is the #Mets new hitting coach. pic.twitter.com/YvZVerJmLL — New York Mets (@Mets) October 23, 2014 Along...

New York Mets to Meet, Interview with Former New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long
October 22nd, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Kevin Long will have an interview with one of the potential teams that were interested in him once he was fired as the New York Yankees hitting coach and he doesn't have to travel too far for the interview. ***PHOTO1*** Long will meet and interview with the New York Mets regarding their...

MLB Rumors: Chili Davis, New York Yankees Have Interview Set for Hitting Coach Job
October 15th, 2014 at 5:29 PM
Oakland Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis has been given permission to speak with both the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers about their vacant hitting coach positions. ***PHOTO1*** To take it a step further, the Yankees may already have an interview setup with the former Yankee. The great Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...

MLB Rumors: Yankees, Mets Both Interested in Texas Rangers Hitting Coach Dave Magadan
October 14th, 2014 at 10:39 PM
You can add another name to the list of potential hitting coaches that the New York Yankees are looking at; although it looks like they may get some competition for his services. ***PHOTO1*** George King and Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported on Tuesday that both the Yankees along with...

MLB Rumors: Kevin Long in Talks with Mets, Blue Jays, Braves About Hitting Coach Jobs
October 13th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long wasn't expecting to stay out of work for very long after being fired as the team's hitting coach this past Friday. ***PHOTO1*** As it turns out, he's not only getting interest, he's got multiple teams interested in him for their vacated hitting coach spots,...

MLB Rumors: Yankees Wise not to Consider Tino Martinez for Hitting Coach
October 13th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez will not be considered a candidate for the team's vacant hitting coach position after Kevin Long was fired on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Bob Klapisch of NorthJersey.com has the latest info on the Yanks' search: Told Tino Martinez is not under consideration to replace Kevin Long as...

Former New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Comments on Future Plans
October 13th, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Many inside the New York Yankees Universe couldn't imagine teams actually wanting former hitting coach Kevin Long after the team's abysmal offensive season in 2014, but that clearly isn't the case. ***PHOTO1*** Experts around the league say Long, who was let go by the Yankees last Friday, is well-respected by Major League...

MLB Rumors: Boston Red Sox Could Be Landing Spot for Former Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long
October 13th, 2014 at 10:31 AM
With Kevin Long now officially on the market for teams to interview as a hitting coach now that he's been dismissed as the Yankees hitting coach, teams are already lining up with potential interest. ***PHOTO1***-+ The New York Mets were already one team that had reported interest in Long. Now another team...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Interested in Oakland A’s Chili Davis for Hitting Coach Job
October 13th, 2014 at 9:04 AM
In the final two years of his 19-year major league career, Chili Davis spent them with the New York Yankees; winning a World Series in each of those seasons in 1998 and 1999. ***PHOTO1*** Now a hitting coach in the big leagues; most recently with the Oakland A's, Davis is being looked...

New York Yankees May Shuffle Coaching Staff to Different Positions for 2015
October 12th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The New York Yankees have already begun to make moves to change their coaching staff for the 2015 season, and it appears more changes are on the way, although it could just be a situation where coaches are rearranged to different positions. ***PHOTO1*** Hitting coach Kevin Long and first base coach Mick...

MLB Rumors: Mets to Consider Former Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long for Job
October 11th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Kevin Long was fired by the New York Yankees on Friday after an unsuccessful 2014 campaign in the Bronx, but he may not want to pack his bags just yet and could find himself back in New York in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, while the...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Reacts to Firing Kevin Long and Mick Kelleher
October 11th, 2014 at 10:36 AM
The New York Yankees made a statement on Friday when they fired their hitting coach, Kevin Long, after a terrible season for the organization offensively. ***PHOTO1*** Maybe more importantly, the move silenced millions of critics--or Yankees fans--who thought Long must be fired in order to begin steering the ship in the right...

New York Yankees Fire Hitting Coach Kevin Long, 1st Base Coach Mick Kelleher
October 10th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Changes were coming to Joe Girardi's staff for the 2015 season. Two of his long-time assistant coaches felt the wrath today of the New York Yankees missing the playoffs for two straight years. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the Yankees have announced that they have fired hitting coach Kevin Long and first base coach...

Hal Steinbrenner Holding Kevin Long Responsible for New York Yankees Poor Offense in 2014
October 2nd, 2014 at 7:26 AM
Hal Steinbrenner might not be one to create stirs and headlines like his father used to do when he was disappointed in someone's performance, but the current New York Yankees owner does know how to make his point very clear. ***PHOTO1*** That point, the offense was terrible in 2014. The run production...

Joe Girardi Won’t Commit on Future of Entire New York Yankees Coaching Staff for 2015
September 30th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
In his end of the season press conference with the media on Monday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi discussed a lot of different topics regarding 2014 and more importantly, 2015, which will now include the returning Alex Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** One thing that Girardi was asked about was his coaching staff; bench...

Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Anxious to Work with Alex Rodriguez During Offseason
September 29th, 2014 at 10:36 AM
With the New York Yankees regular season officially over, so is Alex Rodriguez's 162-game suspension from all of the 2014 season and once the 2014 World Series is over, A-Rod is officially re-instated back to baseball. ***PHOTO1*** A-Rod is expected back for the 2015 season, although it's not clear if he will...

Kevin Long Responds to Question About Keeping New York Yankees Hitting Coach Job
September 18th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long has been one of the biggest culprits during a 2014 season of little offense and frustrated fans. ***PHOTO1*** It's no secret that many in the Yankees Universe want Long to be canned, but the embattled hitting coach doesn't necessarily see it that way, despite the...

New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Won’t Change Approach to Helping Hitters
September 9th, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Out of the entire coaching staff for Joe Girardi, the one coach that has gotten the most criticism and hate from the fans is Kevin Long. It's been so bad to the point where many people think he deserves to lose his job as New York Yankees hitting coach. ***PHOTO1*** With Girardi...

New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long ‘Losing Sleep’ Trying to Fix Offense
September 4th, 2014 at 9:33 AM
It's been an up and down battle with the New York Yankees offense this season. Despite spending in excess of over $250 million to bring in hitters like Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury, the team still has endured the struggles. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long knows of these struggles...

Kevin Long, New York Yankees Explain What Biggest Problem on Offense Is
August 16th, 2014 at 9:35 AM
The New York Yankees offense again failed to produce any runs on Friday night after a 5-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. ***PHOTO1*** New York has one of the worst offenses in baseball, and because of that the return of Michael Pineda and eventually Masahiro Tanaka won't do...