Tag: hitting

Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

Yesterday the Mets announced the hiring of Kevin Long as the new batting coach (or as they call it hitting instructor). This move makes sense for a number of reasons. On top of that list is the work he did with Curtis Granderson while they were both with the Yankees. You could argue that a […]

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Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

The Mets have announced that Kevin Long will become the hitting coach for the Mets. In a statement released to the media, Sandy Alderson said the following: “Kevin’s experience, success and wealth of knowledge make him the perfect fit as our hitting instructor. This is a very positive step for the Mets. We welcome Kevin, […]

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Mets To Formally Interview Kevin Long On Wednesday

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Formally Interview Kevin Long On Wednesday

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets will formally interview former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long on Wednesday, for the vacant hitting coach position created when Lamar Johnson was relieved of his duties. Long was the hitting coach for the Yankees for seven seasons before being fired by Brian Cashman two weeks […]

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Hitting Coach Update: Yankees Tell Magadan He Didn’t Get The Job

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Hitting Coach Update: Yankees Tell Magadan He Didn’t Get The Job

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports that Dave Magadan, who was a finalist for the Yankees’ hitting coach job, was informed he did not get the position and that the Yankees and are looking elsewhere. That makes Magadan the frontrunner for Oakland’s open hitting coach job, Slusser says, particularly with Chili Davis having […]

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MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

Stephen H. asks… Joe, why are you always so against the Mets adding a big power hitter in the outfield? This team needs to score a lot more runs and a Matt Kemp,  Jose Bautista or a Nelson Cruz could be the one piece this team needs to get us into the postseason. Imagine if […]

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Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

According to beat writer Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Houston Astros have hired Dave Hudgens as the team’s hitting coach. He joins Gary Pettis as third base coach, and Rich Dauer as first base coach as part of new manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff. Hudgens was fired as the Mets’ hitting coach in the middle of this […]

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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Strikeout At Hitting Coach?

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Strikeout At Hitting Coach?

Alex asks… Do you have a personal favorite for the next Mets hitting coach and who do you think they’ll ultimately go with? Joe D. replies… I don’t really have a favorite to be quite honest. I’ve shared my pros and cons on Bobby Abreu, Kevin Long and most recently Dave Magadan. But the fact […]

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Alderson Contacted Kevin Long About Vacant Hitting Coach Job

An article by posted on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Contacted Kevin Long About Vacant Hitting Coach Job

Through a league source, Mark Feinsand of the Daily News has confirmed that ousted Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long has spoken with Sandy Alderson about the Mets hitting coach position. The source said Long has already had phone conversations with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson as well as the general managers and/or managers from the Braves and […]

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Could Mets Ultimately Fill An Outfield Spot Internally?

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Could Mets Ultimately Fill An Outfield Spot Internally?

Let’s pretend for a moment that Sandy Alderson makes no effort to improve the Mets left field situation in the offseason. For arguments sake, we’ll say that he addresses the need at shortstop but a combination of high prices and long years got the better of the outfield candidates. Heading into 2015, can we expect […]

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Mets Won’t Add Backman To Big League Coaching Staff

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Add Backman To Big League Coaching Staff

Matt Ehalt of NJ.com is reporting that Wally Backman will not be promoted to the Mets major league staff. Instead he has been offered the managing job with the Las Vegas 51′s but it is currently unclear if he will return. The Mets are still searching for a hitting coach and it was reported last week […]

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