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Mets' David Wright won over by new hitting coach Kevin Long: 'A great, great fit'

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The Mets' star was sold on Long's level of preparation. Wright ended a phone call with an affection for him, praising Long's passion and excitement for hitting.
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Collins says new hitting coach already spoke with Curtis Granderson

$Newsday During his tenure with the Yankees, hitting coach Kevin Long often made offseason house calls, visiting with players to offer advice during their workouts.
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Mets won't pursue Joe Maddon as manager

$Newsday Joe Maddon might be baseball's brightest free agent this winter, but he won't be taking his managerial talents to Flushing.
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Mets’ credibility takes another hit if they don’t pursue Joe Maddon

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — As of right now, immediately, it really doesn’t matter what promises Sandy Alderson made to Terry Collins. Because as of right now, immediately, Alderson has it within his grasp to...
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Mets have no interest in Joe Maddon as manager, Terry Collins to manage club in 2015

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Collins has one year remaining on his contract and the Mets have a team option for 2016. Collins is entering his fifth year as the club's manager.
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Mets, Cubs are teams to watch in Joe Maddon sweepstakes

NY Post (Joel Sherman) — SAN FRANCISCO – For the second time in a week a cornerstone of the Rays has departed and created a ripple effect throughout the majors. Joe Maddon used an opt-out...
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Mets' Terry Collins on new hitting coach Kevin Long: 'He's going to be a big addition'

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — In Long's tenure with the Yankees, the team led the majors in runs three teams and won the World Series in 2009. He helped Curtis Granderson become a 40-plus home run hitter. He earned the praise...
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World Series 2014 Game 3 preview: 5 keys for Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — One team will take the lead in the series in a pivotal Game 3. Here are five keys for the game: two for the Giants and Royals each and a wildcard.
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World Series 2014: What channel is San Francisco Giants - Kansas City Royals Game 3 on?

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — With the series tied at 1-1, it shifts to San Francisco and now becomes a best-of-5 with the Giants holding home-field advantage.
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Curtis Granderson and 9 more Mets hitters new hitting coach Kevin Long could help

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — His work with Curtis Granderson and the benefit the outfielder derived from it has been talked about many times already. But he won't be the only Mets hitter that could be helped by Long.
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Kevin Long is good, but he'll be better if Mets add some bats

$Newsday With all due respect to Kevin Long, whom even the Yankees considered an excellent hitting coach right up to the minute they fired him, being a good offensive team is not about the guy running the...
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6 things you should know about new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — From Curtis Granderson to Brett Gardern to the University of Arizona, what Kevin Long's past can teach you about about the hitting coach.
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Mets getting Kevin Long at a discount thanks to Yankees

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The club hired Kevin Long today to fill their opening at the position, making him their third hitting coach in six months.
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Wheelchair no handicap for Mets fan calendar model Amanda Perla

NY Daily News (BILL PRICE) — Amanda Perla thought for sure her wheelchair would be an issue. Sure, she was wearing a bright blue Mets cap and a bright blue shirt and was flashing a smile perfect enough for a toothpaste ad....
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Mets hire Kevin Long, ex-Yankees hitting coach, to fill opening

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Long is the third Mets hitting coach in the last year. The Mets shuttled Lamar Johnson off their coaching staff earlier this month after he had four-plus months in the position after taking over...
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Mets hire Kevin Long as hitting coach

$Newsday Kevin Long has been hired as the Mets' new hitting coach.
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Mets name Kevin Long new hitting coach

NY Daily News (KRISTIE ACKERT) — The Mets apparently did not have to look far and wide for a new hitting coach. Thursday, they officially hired Kevin Long, who had spent the last eight years working in the same capacity with the...
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Mets hire ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long

NY Post (Post Staff Report) — It’s not exactly the free-agent splash fans are hoping for, but the Mets have found a hitting coach. The team hired Kevin Long, the former Yankees hitting coach, on Thursday,...
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Source: Mets interested in Michael Cuddyer

$Newsday The Mets will have interest in soon-to-be-free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer, whose bat could provide a jolt to a sagging offense that was particularly vulnerable to lefthanded pitching.
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Juan Lagares a finalist for National League Gold Glove award

$Newsday Juan Lagares' brilliance in centerfield for the Mets this season earned him some recognition on Thursday -- though this could be just the start.
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Blog Articles

Mets saying no to Maddon; Terry on KLong

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — The Mets will not be attempting to hire ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon, sources told The Record. Mets manager Terry Collins is under contract for 2015 with a team option for 2016. Maddon is widely...
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All-Star chef leaves Speonk gastropub

$Newsday Lia Fallon, a Newsday’s 2014 All-Star chef and former chef at Amarelle in Wading River, Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport and The Riverhead Project, is no longer cooking at the 4-month-old...
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Jeff Wilpon: Mets are sticking with Terry Collins

Amazin' Avenue (Andrew M. Cohen) — Joe Maddon is available, but the Mets will not be making a change at manager going into 2015. Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays earlier today, but Jeff Wilpon has told...
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School speed camera fines climb in Nassau

$Newsday Nassau continues to rack up millions of dollars in school speed camera revenues, according to the county’s internal accounting system.
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4th CD: Rice withdraws from speaking event with controversial figure

$Newsday Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice on Friday withdrew from an official speaking engagement at the Islamic Center of Long Island after reports that a controversial Imam with ties to a convicted...
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Cafe Testarossa in Syosset: First bites

$Newsday Actually, this should be more like the 101st bite.
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Two new Tex-Mex eateries debut in Wading River

$Newsday Two new Tex-Mex places are slinging salsa and tacos in Wading River. Let the guacamole wars begin.
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Schneiderman and DiNapoli rally Nassau Democrats

$Newsday State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, each running for re-election in 11 days, revved up a crowd of more than 150 Democratic activists and political...
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1999: "They should feel like champions"

Amazin' Avenue (Matthew Callan) — This week in 1999: Attempting an NLCS comeback, the Mets play some of the wildest playoff games in history. NBC's introduction to game four of the 1999 National League Championship Series heaped...
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Long Island Restaurants: New reviews

$Newsday This week, Joan Reminick reviews Grillmark in Albertson, “that rare restaurant you can feel good about frequenting more than once a week — or even once a day. Surroundings are sleek, prices...
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The Mets' forgotten second half

Amazin' Avenue (James Kannengieser) — View this gallery here.
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Astorino: Cuomo, Obama failed in duty to protect NY from Ebola

$Newsday ALBANY _ Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino who has for weeks said the protocols to prevent Ebola patients from entering New York were too weak now blames “political correctness” for...
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Mets Morning News: Mets hope new coach goes a Long way towards boosting offense

Amazin' Avenue (Aaron Yorke) — Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Yesterday the Mets announced that former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will  fill...
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Mets hire Dustin Clarke as strength and conditioning coach

Amazin' Avenue (Aaron Yorke) — The 2015 season will be Clarke's fifth with the Mets organization. Just how important is a strength and conditioning coach to a Major League Baseball team? Even the sharpest baseball minds aren't...
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Mets hire Kevin Long

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — The Mets didn’t have to search far to find their next hitting coach. Ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long has been hired to fill the team’s vacant position, the team announced Thursday. Long served...
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Mets hire Kevin Long as hitting coach

Amazin' Avenue (Chris McShane) — Long spent the last eight seasons as the Yankees' hitting coach. The Mets have  hired Kevin Long as their new hitting coach. Long, of course, spent the last eight season with the Yankees ,...
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Cuomo releases his 2014 campaign proposals after only TV debate

$Newsday ALBANY _ After months of being criticized for failing to propose significant new measures for the second term he seeks, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday released a new book of policy objectives.
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Blakeman’s new TV ad attempts to link Rice to Obama

$Newsday Republican Bruce Blakeman has released his fourth television ad of the campaign – a 30-second spot that attempts to tie Kathleen Rice, his Democratic opponent in the 4th Congressional District, to...
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4th C.D.: Finger-pointing over canceled debate

$Newsday A canceled debate that was to be hosted by the League of Women Voters of Nassau County has prompted finger-pointing between the would-be organizers and Republican congressional candidate Bruce...
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Mets Afternoon News: Tempers flare at the World Series, Mets Cudd spend some money

Amazin' Avenue (Chris Strohmaier) — Your Thursday afternoon, post-Game 2 dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The big news of the past day is that the Mets are reportedly interested in veteran...
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