Curtis Granderson

New right-center field fence being installed at Citi Field on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Long And Sandy Talk Hitters, New Dimensions

One day after unveiling the new dimensions in the outfield at Citi Field, the Mets rolled out their new hitting instructor, Kevin Long, to talk turkey a week before Thanksgiving.

11/20/2014

New right-center field fence being installed at Citi Field on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Happy Day For Hitters: Mets Move In Fences At Citi Field For Second Time

Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time.

11/18/2014

Citi Field from above (Credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Wright, Granderson Should Benefit Greatly From Citi Field Changes

On Monday, WCBS 880’s Tom Kaminski tweeted a picture from above the ballpark, and it looks like right-center is no longer going to be a place where balls go to die.

10/28/2014

Kevin Long (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) and Curtis Granderson (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

New Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long: This Team Is ‘On The Rise’

“I’m excited to get the opportunity to work with a team that I think is on the rise,” Long said in a statement on Thursday.

10/24/2014

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)

Mets Officially Hire Ex-Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long

Long spent the previous eight seasons with the Yankees. He won a World Series ring in 2009 and under his tutelage the Bombers led the majors in runs scored three times and finished second twice.

10/23/2014

A view of Citi Field after the outfield walls were altered prior to the 2012 season (Photo by Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Palladino: New Citi Dimensions Won’t Solve All Mets’ Problems

Sandy Alderson wants fan-friendly? Shorter dimensions in Flushing alone won’t provide that. He needs hitters.

10/17/2014

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets smiles as he walks off the mound. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets’ Collins Off 2014 And Looking Ahead: ‘We’re Very, Very Close’

New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.

09/29/2014

Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals tags out Matt den Dekker #6 of the New York Mets trying to steal second base in the third inning during the first game of a doubleheader on September 25, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Get Rare Win Over Nats, Keep Push For .500 Season Alive

Matt den Dekker singled home the go-ahead run off Tyler Clippard (7-4) in the eighth inning to help the Mets (77-81) avoid clinching a sixth consecutive losing season for at least a few hours.

09/25/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Although Terry Collins has yet to post a winning record in any of his years at the helm, he can move into fourth place on the club’s all-time wins list.

09/23/2014

Mets outfielders Juan Lagares, left, and Curtis Granderson watch a two-run homer by San Francisco’s  Buster Posey land over the fence at Citi Field on Aug. 3, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Mulling Another Round Of Moving In The Fences At Citi Field

The Mets, who have been one of the weakest-hitting teams in the sport during that time, have messed with the outfield set-up twice before.

09/10/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

DeGrom Dominant Through 8, Mets Blank Rockies 2-0

Jacob deGrom burnished his rookie of the year credentials by pitching three-hit ball for eight dominant innings, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 Tuesday night.

09/10/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets celebrates his ninth inning game winning sacrifice fly against the Colorado Rockies with teammates Rafael Montero #50 and Eric Young Jr. #22 at Citi Field on September 8, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Granderson, Flores Boost Mets To 3-2 Win Over Rockies In The 9th

Curtis Granderson hit a tying triple off former-Met LaTroy Hawkins and scored two pitches later on Wilmer Flores’ sacrifice fly, giving New York a 3-2 win Monday night.

09/08/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 7:  Anthony Recker #20 of the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets celebrate after they both scored in the sixth inning off a two-run home run from Recker against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Granderson, Recker Go Yard, Mets Knock Off Reds 4-3

Curtis Granderson and Anthony Recker homered, and the New York Mets scored four unearned runs in a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

09/07/2014

Travis d'Arnaud #15 of the New York Mets congratulates Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets after scoring a run during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Granderson, D’Arnaud Homer, Mets Beat Reds 14-5

Curtis Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud each hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs on Friday night, powering the New York Mets to their third straight victory, 14-5 over the Cincinnati Reds.

09/05/2014

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

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