Robinson Cano has been something of a pet project for Yankee hitting coach Kevin Long in recent years. He visited Robbie last year during the off season in the Dominican to work on adjusting his stance, and again this year to help him make the necessary adjustments for what the Yanks just [...]
“It’s more than an honor to hit behind A-Rod and in front of Posada,” Cano said. “That means I’m going to have to step it up early in the season.”
Let’s continue the unintentional Curtis Granderson theme on the day.
Prior to camp, Granderson had visited hitting instructor, Kevin Long, in Arizona in order to pick Long’s esteemed brain about hitting and, specifically, hitting left-handers. “I wanted to get a philosophy that he had going before I got down to spring training and all [...]
Yesterday, I posited a theory whereby Robinson Cano’s struggles with men on base and his poor 2008 season could be explained by his attempt to pull everything, and attributed his 2009 success with taking pitches middle-away the other way. Soon after I finished writing that post, Jeremy Greenhouse of The Baseball Analysts posted
Earlier today, Moshe wrote about Bryan Hoch’s recent article detailing Kevin Long’s busy winter, as he’ll be meeting with Curtis Granderson, Nick Johnson, and an assortment of other Yankees this offseason. However, one player noticeably absent from Hoch’s report was Robinson Cano.
Last offseason, we read a number of stories about Kevin Long traveling to the Dominican to help Robinson Cano retool his swing after an atrocious 2008. Cano closed his stance a bit and stayed back on pitches on the outer half, and he had a spectacular 2009. This offseason, Long has work with some other [...]
As I have said before, Melky Cabrera is a polarizing figure amongst Yankees fans. While most love his exuberance and obvious love for the game, his talent has been questioned by many, including myself. Even when things were going well for Melky in the past, you always felt like the other shoe was bound to [...]
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