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Yankees Re-sign Hitting Coach Kevin Long

Via George King of the NY Post: According to multiple sources, Kevin Long and the Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal that runs concurrent with the pact manager Joe Girardi recently signed. Long, the hitting coach whose three-year deal worth about $1.2 million expired yesterday, will receive a raise. Next season will be Long's sixth handling ...

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Cashman & Girardi Talk Yankees Future

Here are some notes via Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger from a conference call with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi this afternoon. Girardi never really thought about leaving the Yankees. He thinks that CC Sabathia's knee may have caused some mechanical issues. Girardi said he may tinker with the lineup next year. He ...

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Cool Read: Kevin Long’s Home Run Drill

Brendan Prunty of The Newark Star-Ledger wrote a pretty cool piece today about a hitting drill that Kevin Long developed while he was hitting coach of the Wichita Wranglers. Brandon Berger was his first subject to be exposed to the drill and he went from 18 home runs in a season to 40. Today Robinson ...

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Kevin Long Appreciation, The Berkman Edition

At age 34, Lance Berkman has started to feel his age this season as he has dealt with a few nagging injuries that have dragged his numbers down. His season in Houston was up and down and the first two weeks in the Bronx were just ugly. Berkman went on the DL in the middle ...

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Kevin Long Appreciation, The Jeter and Granderson Edition

How many times have we heard that The Captain Derek Jeter was done this season? Probably only slightly more than we heard about the Curtis Granderson trade being a bust. If you are not paying attention, it appears that both of those statements were premature. A little over a month ago Granderson's numbers dropped to ...

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Montero Follow-Up

Similar to an Anthony McCarron article in the Daily News that prompted a piece I wrote a couple weeks ago about Yankees catching prospect Jesus Montero, Ben Shpigel of The New York Times wrote his own good profile of the young catching phenom yesterday that is worth a look. In it, Yankees GM Brian Cashman ...

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Nick Johnson Already Working Hard with Kevin Long

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Earlier this offseason, Alex Rodriguez said that any player who works with Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long has a chance to improve their batting average 10 or 15 points. Well, that is good news for Nick Johnson if he is correct as Johnson and Long have already started working together in preparation for the season. In ...

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