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Then-Yankee Brian Roberts (right) is congratulated by former hitting coach Kevin Long after he scored on a single by Brett Gardner in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Long Explains Why Yankees Weren’t The Bronx Bombers In 2014

Could hitting coach Kevin Long take the fall for the Yankees’ worst offensive season in more than 20 years? I sat down with Long last weekend in Boston and got some answers about what went wrong with the 2014 Yankees and specifically his role.

09/30/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images) and general manager Brian Cashman (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Time For Yankees To Find New ‘Core’ — And Some Pop In The Lineup

The Yankees begin life without Derek Jeter this week, facing a future full of holes in an offense already among the American League’s worst.

09/30/2014

Brett Gardner is congratulated by Derek Jeter after hitting the Yankees' 15,000th home run the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 21, 2014. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Gardy Goes Yardy For Yankees’ 15,000th Home Run

The Yankees, citing research from Elias, said they became the first team to reach the milestone. The total starts in 1903, the first year the franchise started play in New York.

09/22/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Brian McCann #34 of the New York Yankees follows through on a two run base hit against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 10, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

McCann Homer, Teixeira Triple Help Power Yanks Past Rays, 8-5

Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5.

09/11/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees throws for the putout at first in the first inning during their game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on September 7, 2014. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: What Will Life Without Derek Be For The Yankees?

So as we mull over this year, let us also take a premature look at next year in anticipation of life without Jeter in 2015.

09/08/2014

Brian Cashman (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Heyman: Yankees Likely To Offer GM Cashman A New Contract

It looks like it might be the status quo for the Yankees next season. As far as general manager Brian Cashman’s job goes, it appears the Steinbrenners will try to bring him back in 2015.

09/04/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Where Are The Bombers? Yanks’ Offensive Struggles To Linger Beyond ’14

Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann are in decline. It’s as simple as that.

09/04/2014

Curtis Granderson  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ranking The 10 Most Disappointing Local Baseball Players Of 2014

The Bombers spent nearly $500 million in the offseason and this was the year that the Mets were finally expected to contend. Let’s just say it hasn’t worked out for either party.

09/04/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  Brian McCann #34 of the New York Yankees in congratulated by Mark Teixeira #25 after hitting a two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on September 3, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Yanks Top Sox 5-1 On Big Night From McCann

Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday night.

09/03/2014

Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Kelley Melts Down In 9th As Yankees Suffer Bad Loss To Tigers

Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday.

08/28/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees hits a single in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on August 19, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Carter Homers In The 9th, Pushes Astros Past Yanks 7-4

Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

08/20/2014

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hal Steinbrenner Sounds Off On Current Sorry State Of The Yankees

It was not quite said with his father’s famed intensity, but the message was the same. A Steinbrenner is not happy with the Yankees.

08/13/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23:  Brian McCann #34 of the New York Yankees looks on as the ground crew covers the field on July 23, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The game was called after four and a half innings due to rain. The New York Yankees were declared the winner over the Texas Rangers with a score of 2-1.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees’ McCann Put On 7-Day Concussion List

McCann was injured in the third inning against Cleveland Friday night but remained in the game until he was pinch hit for in the sixth.

08/09/2014

Chase Headley #12 of the New York Yankees hits a home run during the fifth inning against of the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 6, 2014. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Headley, McCann Homer As Yankees Top Tigers 5-1

Chris Capuano outpitched Justin Verlander while Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered to send the New York Yankees past the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Wednesday night.

08/07/2014

The Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy pitches in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on July 24, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

McCarthy, Timely Bats Power Yankees To Series Win Over Rangers

Brandon McCarthy threw six more solid innings, fellow newcomer Chase Headley delivered another timely hit and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday for their sixth win in seven games.

07/24/2014

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