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Offline UMDNats

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Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Topic Start: November 02, 2017, 05:53:52 PM »
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https://twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/926203748669644800

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Kevin Long will be the Nationals' next hitting coach, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Offline Slateman

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #1: November 02, 2017, 06:02:19 PM »
Hello strikeouts

Offline varoadking

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #2: November 02, 2017, 06:40:03 PM »
Long's son, Jaron, is a pitcher in the Nationals' organization.

Offline Mattionals

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #3: November 02, 2017, 07:11:52 PM »
Hello strikeouts

The Mets struck out less year than the Nats.

Offline Slateman

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #4: November 02, 2017, 07:29:46 PM »
The Mets struck out less year than the Nats.

Because Cespedes only played half the season and they traded Bruce.

For his tenure with the Mets, the Nats have had a lower K rate.

Offline Mattionals

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #5: November 02, 2017, 07:52:23 PM »
Because Cespedes only played half the season and they traded Bruce.

For his tenure with the Mets, the Nats have had a lower K rate.

Team K%

2015 - Mets 21%, Nats 22%
2016 - Nats 20.2%, Mets 21.3%
2017 - Mets 20.9%, Nats 21.4%

Mets average 21.07%
Nats average 21.2%

Not sure how you math.

Offline varoadking

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #6: November 02, 2017, 07:59:15 PM »
 :popcorn:


Offline Slateman

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #8: November 02, 2017, 08:21:00 PM »
Team K%

2015 - Mets 21%, Nats 22%
2016 - Nats 20.2%, Mets 21.3%
2017 - Mets 20.9%, Nats 21.4%

Mets average 21.07%
Nats average 21.2%

Not sure how you math.

Read the chart wrong. Thanks.

Still, Long sucks. Then again don't see how a hitting coach is going to help a team full of chokers.

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #9: November 02, 2017, 08:23:54 PM »
Fire Long

Long will fix the hitting

Doesn't matter, <playername> sucks

Insert Long joke here


Did I tick all the boxes?

Offline Slateman

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #10: November 02, 2017, 08:27:31 PM »
Nickname for Long?

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #11: November 02, 2017, 08:32:54 PM »
Long Ball?

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #12: November 02, 2017, 08:34:21 PM »
Long Ball?

In honor of SF:  Long Dong...

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #13: November 02, 2017, 08:36:45 PM »

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« Reply #14: November 02, 2017, 09:01:57 PM »

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Offline Five Banners

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #16: November 03, 2017, 02:00:31 AM »
Many a Yankee postseason saw cold bats with him at the helm, so there's that

Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #17: November 03, 2017, 07:30:16 AM »
His real name is Long Duck Dong

an exchange student who no doubt would have trouble getting into the country today and given what he did to grandpa's car I think that is a good thing

Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #18: November 03, 2017, 08:01:34 AM »
Hello strikeouts

Hey, the Cubs beat us by striking out.

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #19: November 03, 2017, 08:03:20 AM »
Fire Long

Long will fix the hitting

Doesn't matter, <playername> sucks

Insert Long joke here


Did I tick all the boxes?

Inserting a Chien-Ming Wang line would've spiced it up a bit.

Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #20: November 03, 2017, 08:06:46 AM »
A Chien-Ming Wang joke would've spiced it up a bit.

... Long: "Wang goes deep!".  Something like that.

Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #21: November 03, 2017, 10:55:06 AM »
I don't buy evaluating hitting coaches at this level strictly on numbers.  We're going to have good numbers this coming season, just like last season, because we have a bunch of great hitters.  Long isn't going to make or break them, especially since our core is full of vets.  He changed Murphy's career in the past, but guys like him, Zim, Harper Rendon...what's he really going to change with them? 

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #22: November 03, 2017, 11:07:05 AM »
And some of you knuckle heads wanted him as the manager.