Author Topic: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach  (Read 1714 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline UMDNats

  • Posts: 14611
Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Topic Start: November 02, 2017, 05:53:52 PM »
:clap:

https://twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/926203748669644800

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

Offline Slateman

  • Posts: 45457
  • thanosdidnothingwrong
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #1: November 02, 2017, 06:02:19 PM »
Hello strikeouts

Online varoadking

  • Posts: 23585
  • Monsters of da Midway
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

  • Posts: 4317
  • Smooth Jazz Nyan Cat - Blue Raspberry Edition
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

  • Posts: 45457
  • thanosdidnothingwrong
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

  • Posts: 4317
  • Smooth Jazz Nyan Cat - Blue Raspberry Edition
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.

Online varoadking

  • Posts: 23585
  • Monsters of da Midway
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #6: November 02, 2017, 07:59:15 PM »
 :popcorn:


Offline Slateman

  • Posts: 45457
  • thanosdidnothingwrong
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.

Offline The Chief

  • Posts: 30667
  • it's a thumb
    • http://www.wnff.net
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

  • Posts: 45457
  • thanosdidnothingwrong
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #10: November 02, 2017, 08:27:31 PM »
Nickname for Long?

Offline The Chief

  • Posts: 30667
  • it's a thumb
    • http://www.wnff.net
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #11: November 02, 2017, 08:32:54 PM »
Long Ball?

Online varoadking

  • Posts: 23585
  • Monsters of da Midway
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #12: November 02, 2017, 08:34:21 PM »
Long Ball?

In honor of SF:  Long Dong...

Offline dcpatti

  • Posts: 3051
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #13: November 02, 2017, 08:36:45 PM »

Offline Slateman

  • Posts: 45457
  • thanosdidnothingwrong
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #14: November 02, 2017, 09:01:57 PM »

Offline The Chief

  • Posts: 30667
  • it's a thumb
    • http://www.wnff.net
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #15: November 02, 2017, 09:19:05 PM »

Offline Five Banners

  • Posts: 451
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

  • Posts: 906
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

  • Posts: 11349
  • Your 2018 Washington Nationals
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.

Offline NatsAllThe Way

  • Posts: 11349
  • Your 2018 Washington Nationals
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

  • Posts: 11349
  • Your 2018 Washington Nationals
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.

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

  • Posts: 1056
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

  • Posts: 1506
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.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 26934
  • 1B: The New Hot Corner
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #23: June 26, 2018, 03:04:25 PM »
Can we change the thread title to "Fire Kevin Long"?

Offline Ray D

  • Posts: 10052
Re: Kevin Long - New Hitting Coach
« Reply #24: June 26, 2018, 03:15:25 PM »
Can we change the thread title to "Fire Kevin Long"?
We don't know if he's the problem, but there is some disease, some contagious disease, that has inflicted nearly the entire team.  I guarantee you, if Dusty were manager there would be a cure.  If Long is the disease, he'd be gone.  The man to fire is Martinez.  This has become a travesty and the team is an embarrassment and is unwatchable. 

I don't know that it's Long.   For all I know there could be a full mutiny in the clubhouse. Harper refuses to do  drills that Long gives him.  How does Harper get away with that?  Because he's a freaking prima donna?  Do your own drills when they work. When you  play as crappy as you do you do the drills that the hitting coach tells you to do.

Something's going on, something terribly wrong, and it's time to change managers.