BREAKING NEWS: The Yankees have relieved Kevin Long of hitting coach duties, according to a source.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) October 10, 2014
If you didn’t see this one coming, you’re Stevie Wonder. The Yanks didn’t hit, again, and they aren’t going to be able to trade away all their crummy hitters and their big contracts. Somebody had to take the fall for this and Long was the easiest target. Hard to say he didn’t at least partially deserve it.
** UPDATE 2:02 PM- Also via Feinsand, Mick Kelleher is getting the boot too. Start the countdown to the Rob Thomson announcement. **
** UPDATE 2:12 PM- Couldn’t resist. Hey, Kevin… **