Kevin Long

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Sweeny: Can The Grandyman Do It Again?

I would be surprised if Granderson hit 40 or more home runs again, but since he has demonstrated the power is there I would be disappointed if he didn’t hit at least 30. I shared that thought with hitting coach Kevin Long and asked for his reaction.


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Sweeny: 12 Yankees Questions For 2012

Sweeny Murti breaks down the 12 most important questions for the Yankees going into Spring Training.


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Sweeny: A Trying 12 Months For Posada

It’s easy to see how the events of the last year recently led Jorge Posada to his decision to retire from the Yankees.


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A-Rod Hitless In ALDS; Boo Birds Already Out At Yankee Stadium

Sensing a comeback, fans at Yankee Stadium were rocking on Sunday. Alex Rodriguez entered the batter’s box to a swelling applause. He exited to Bronx cheers.


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Hartnett: Gardner True Fit For Yankees’ Leadoff Man, Jeter Must Earn His Way Back

Brett Gardner must continue as the Yankees’ lead-off man even after Derek Jeter returns from the disabled list. Joe Girardi must continue playing the ‘hot hand’ and allow the new one-two punch of Gardner and Curtis Granderson to flourish at the top of the order.


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Hartnett: Alex Rodriguez Is The Straw That Stirs The Yankees’ Drink

Is the success of the Yankees inevitably linked to A-Rod’s production?


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Despite Hot Streak, Yankees’ A-Rod To Have Hip Examined

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have his right hip examined this week, although he insists he’s not feeling pain and has no desire to miss any playing time.


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Power Loss? Alex Rodriguez Homerless In 53 At-Bats

A-Rod has batted .170 since April 23 and eight of the nine hits he has in that span were singles. The other was a double.


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Sweeny Says: The Kevin Long And Short Of It For Yankees

As the Yankees came to the end of their trip in Texas, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti sat down with hitting coach Kevin Long on Sunday to talk about Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and his upcoming book.


New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hits a home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (credit: AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

Sweeny Says: Derek Jeter Meter On The Rise

Derek Jeter can still hit. His 4-hit performance Sunday in Arlington seems like the breakout we’ve waited for throughout the first five weeks of this season.


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Yankees Captain Derek Jeter Facing Extra-Base Blackout

Two doubles, no triples, no dingers. Is Derek Jeter’s 2011 power outage here to stay?


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What’s Wrong With Yankees Captain Derek Jeter?

Josh Beckett out-dueled CC Sabathia to lead the Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night. But the big story to come out of New York’s series loss to Boston was Derek Jeter’s lack of production.


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Sweeny Says: A-Rod Opens Up

A-Rod chatted with reporters after Sunday’s game, the seven minute session his longest and most revealing of the spring, giving some insight into his improved physical health and how that’s affected his game.


New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches his solo home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton in the fourth inning of spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Fla., Sunday, March 20, 2011.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Yankees’ Girardi: Expect 150 Games From A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez has endured stints on the disabled list for the past three seasons, only averaging 133 games played from 2008-10. So what’s A-Rod’s outlook for 2011?


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Report: Gardner Moving In On Yankees’ Leadoff Spot

Does Brett Gardner have what it takes to usurp Derek Jeter as the Yankees’ leadoff man? According to the Daily News, there “continues to be a push from some inside the organization” for Gardner to take over the leadoff spot from the Yankees’ captain.