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Word war over Long’s comments about Cano

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Two days ago, Kevin Long made comments about ex-Yankee Robinson Cano and his lack of hustle to first base. The comments didn't sit well with new Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon as he basically told Long to keep his comments to himself. "Last time I checked, I didn't know that Kevin Long was the spokesman for ...

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Yankees retain coaching staff for 2014 campaign

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It wasn't much of a shock or a surprise but the Yankees made it official today that Joe Girardi's coaching staff will return for the 2014 season. Brian Cashman proclaimed during his end of the year presser that if he signed Girardi, he'd like to have the coaching staff back as well. Here is the ...

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Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long adjusts Kevin Youkilis’ stance


This is not exactly new, but I didn't want to ignore it all offseason since it has clearly become part of the narrative. Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long has been tinkering with Kevin Youkilis' swing before Spring Training even started. “We looked at old film and compared it to 2012,” Long told Dan Martin of the NY ...

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Cashman and Girardi expected to be back along with coaching staff

It doesn't appear as if the Yankees will not be making any changes to their general manager, manager or the coaching staff even after a disappointing exit in the ALCS. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that both Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi will be back next season and in a separate Tweet Cashman told Heyman that the ...

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Yankees dealing with confrontational umpires

These umpires are getting out of control. First, Russell Martin has to deal with Laz Diaz, who refused to let him throw new balls back to the mound because he hadn't earned the right. Now, Joe Girardi and hitting coach Kevin Long have a run in with Bob Davidson, who Girardi accused of goading them ...

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Ibanez credits Kevin Long for recovery from bad spring

Spring training stats don't matter. Still, it didn't stop most Yankees fans for jumping all over Raul Ibanez when he was pitiful this spring. Now he's off to a solid start, nothing special, his average is still just .222, but he has been hitting the ball hard and is actually one of the more productive players ...

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Yankees Derek Jeter to Work with Kevin Long Too

Today is a bit of a slow news day so earlier I shared with you about what the Yankees hitting coach was planning on working with Mark Teixeira on. So I figured I'd keep it going and talk about what he's doing with Derek Jeter as well. Via Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated: To bounce ...

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Yankees’ Kevin Long Hoping to Help Mark Teixeira Rebound

One of the biggest differences between the 2009 Yankees and 2010 Yankees was Mark Teixeira. In 2009 he showed up with a big salary and big expectations and fulfilled those by leading the league in home runs, RBI's, and total bases. In 2010 his batting average dropped to .256 and his slugging percentage dropped below ...

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