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  1. Cash: Two hitting coaches better than one

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- After eight years of a single voice (Kevin Long's) advising their hitters, the Yankees will go with a two-headed monster of a hitting coach this season, with Jeff Pentland as the lead voice and Alan Cockrell assisting him. Yankees GM B...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  2. New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long dismissed

    Wallace Matthews

    After a disappointing season in which their offense underperformed and their defense was often shoddy, the Yankees have dismissed their hitting coach, Kevin Long, and their infield/first base coach, Mick Kelleher.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  3. Postseason notes: No guarantees for Long

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi touched on a wide variety of topics in a 36-minute news conference at Yankee Stadium on Monday. But one of the most eagerly anticipated questions got no definitive answer. Namely, will all of Girardi's coaches return for 20...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. New York Yankees: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

    Wallace Matthews

    Tell us which Bombers you'd bring back for 2015, and which ones you'd send packing.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  5. Notes: K. Long: 'We've got to turn it around'

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- In case you hadn't heard, the Yankees aren't hitting, so of course the focus turns to hitting coach Kevin Long, who is supposed to have some magic formula to turn the season-long offensive swoon around. This is a product of The Boss Er...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. Lack of hustle or no, Yanks will miss Cano

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There's an expression for what the Yankees appear to be trying to do to Robinson Cano now that he has left them for the more lucrative expanses of Seattle: That dog won't hunt. For the better part of nine years, no one connected to ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  7. New York Yankees: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

    Wallace Matthews

    Tell us which Bombers you'd bring back for 2014, and which ones you'd send packing.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  8. Don't expect the cavalry to save the Yanks

    Wallace Matthews

    ANAHEIM -- Throughout this unprecedented run of injuries that has decimated the New York Yankees and reduced their lineup to what hitting coach Kevin Long referred to as "the B-squad," there has always been the feeling in the back of many minds that,...

    Blog | June 16, 2013
  9. New York Yankees' Derek Jeter once again faces physical cliff

    Wallace Matthews

    Can Derek Jeter do it again this season? Or even come close?

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  10. Cashman: A-Rod's our 3B, but ...

    Wallace Matthews

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman appeared on "Sunday Morning with Ian O'Connor" on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. Among the issues discussed were the futures of Alex Rodriguez and Kevin Long and the age of the Yankees' roster. Listen to the complete interview: &n...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  11. Girardi: What, us bunt?

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In the wake of Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays that melted away the last trace of the Yankees' 10-game lead in the AL East, their hitting coach, Kevin Long, suggested the Bronx Bombers might actually try somethi...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  12. First Pitch: The Bronx Bunters?

    Wallace Matthews

    On a night in which the Yankees manager decided to turn his thoughts inward and direct his anger outward, at the people who cover his team, it was the hitting coach who offered the only rational analysis of what is going on with the team, and a possi...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  13. Long: Tex, A-Rod not finished

    Wallace Matthews

    Maybe Kevin Long sees something that is not apparent to the untrained eye, or maybe he is a man deep in denial. But when the Yankees hitting coach looks at Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, the two highest-priced bats in the Yankees lineup, he d...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  14. Kevin Long on the Science of Clutch Hitting

    Wallace Matthews

    We all know the tragic numbers: 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position in Monday night's 6-0 loss to the Royals. Just six hits in their last 72 at-bats w/RISP. Previously had run up a streak of 22 consecutive hitless ABs w/RISP. And according to E...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  15. 25Q/25D: Is Tex crazy? Or just stubborn?

    Wallace Matthews

    AP Photo/Bill KostrounShould Mark Teixeira stop swingin' into the shift and possibly sacrifice power for average this season?25 Questions, 25 Days: Day Seven We all know the oft-quoted -- and just as often, misattributed -- definition of insanity:...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  16. 25Q/25D: What can we expect from A-Rod?

    Wallace Matthews

    Anthony Gruppuso/US PresswireA-Rod isn't the same player anymore. So what can Yanks fans expect from their 3B/DH this year?25 Questions, 25 Days: Day Two Good news: Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long spent five days in Miami with Alex Rodriguez earl...

    Blog | January 26, 2012