Kevin Long

David Wright and Derek Jeter (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Mets’ Long On WFAN: David Wright ‘A Lot Like Jeter’

Kevin Long knows a thing or two about Derek Jeter from his eight years as hitting coach in the Bronx. And he sees some of No. 2 in the Mets’ captain.

04/27/2015

Michael Cuddyer #23 of the New York Mets poses for a portrait on February 28, 2015 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kevin Long: Michael Cuddyer Reminds Me Of Derek Jeter

Long is entering his first season with the Amazin’s, and one player in particular reminds him of the future Hall of Famer. No, not David Wright. Try newcomer Michael Cuddyer.

03/20/2015

New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

‘Rock Star’ Hitting Coach Kevin Long Already Making His Mark With Mets

The early reviews from some of the Mets’ top batters have been positive. “It’s been a pretty easy adjustment for me,” said Long, who was fired by the Yankees last October.

03/02/2015

Michael Cuddyer (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Cuddyer Believes Amazin’s Can Win This Year

Late in his career, Cuddyer is coming east after stints in Minnesota and Colorado. He’s coming closer to home because he believes the Mets can win this year.

01/23/2015

Brian Cashman (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Hunt For New Hitting Instructor Will Go Into 2015

The Yankees struggled at the plate last season, but Brian Cashman still hasn’t found anyone to teach them different.

12/23/2014

Mets cap and glove

Mets Name Pat Roessler Assistant Hitting Coach

The 55-year-old Roessler was director of player development for the New York Yankees for the last 11 years.

12/05/2014

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

Raul Ibanez reaches his teammates at home place after hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 10, 2012. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees Would Like To Talk To Ibanez About Coaching Job

He played only one season in the Bronx, but it would be difficult for anyone to say Raul Ibanez didn’t earn his pinstripes. Now at the end of his playing career, it appears the Yankees haven’t forgotten about him.

10/30/2014

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

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)

Reports: Ex-Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Set To Interview With Mets

Long, who won a World Series with the Bombers in 2009, was fired by the Yankees earlier this month.

10/22/2014

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)

Report: Mets Might Consider Hiring Ex-Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long

The hitting coach, who was fired by the Yankees last week, might be considered for the same position on the Mets’ staff, according to Newsday.

10/13/2014

Brian Cashman (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Yankees’ Cashman Talks 3-Year Deal, Firing Of Hitting Coach Long

Cashman has been New York’s GM since 1998, when the Yankees won the World Series in his first season. He has built three more championship teams, most recently in 2009.

10/10/2014

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)

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

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Beltran Thrilled For ‘Switch’ To Old Mentor K-Long

In 1998, 31-year-old Kevin Long was a Class-A hitting coach in the Royals farm system. His center fielder was 21-year-old Carlos Beltran. Sixteen years later, they are together again with the Yankees.

03/07/2014

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