Kevin Long

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

Kevin Long (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Yanks Hitting Coach ‘Not Going To Get Into A Media War’ Over Cano

“I’m not going to get into a media war with Lloyd McClendon,” Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long said. “He’ll probably win that, anyway.”

02/19/2014

(L to R): GM Jack Zduriencik, Robinson Cano and manager Lloyd McClendon of the Seattle Mariners help Cano don his new uniform at his introductory press conference at Safeco Field on December 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

M’s Manager Lloyd McClendon Calls Out Kevin Long Over Cano Comments

“Last time I checked, I didn’t know that Kevin Long was the spokesman for the New York Yankees,” McClendon said. “That was a little surprising. I was a little p—– off, and I’m sure Joe (Girardi) feels the same way.”

02/18/2014

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Yankees’ Long: No Excuse For Robinson Cano’s Lack Of Hustle

Cano is no longer a Yankee, yet we’re still talking about his giddy-up — or lack thereof — to first base. “If somebody told me I was a dog, I’d have to fix that,” Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long told the Daily News.

02/17/2014

Shin-Soo Choo (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Heyman: Yanks Relieved Grandy Rejected Offer; Club Targeting Beltran, Choo

With New York unlikely to re-sign Granderson, general manager Brian Cashman has set his sights on star-studded outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran, according to Heyman.

11/12/2013

Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long with Alex Rodriguez. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Yankees Bringing Back Entire Coaching Staff For 2014

While the team may look a whole lot different in 2014, the New York Yankees coaching staff will remain the same.

11/08/2013

David Robertson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

On WFAN: Robertson Waiting For Word On Closer Role

David Robertson hasn’t yet been handed the keys to Mariano Rivera’s kingdom. He may not be anointed the Yankees’ closer for awhile. Or ever. Either way, he’s ready to contribute.

11/07/2013

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