NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets hired Kevin Long as hitting coach Thursday.

The 47-year-old Long spent the last eight seasons as the Yankees' hitting coach.


Put a bat in someone's hands during the postseason and he can become dangerous. That goes for players who make their money on the mound rather than at the plate, too.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching at a high level again.


NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets say they will replace hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera.


NEW YORK (AP) Back on opening day, general manager Sandy Alderson publicly challenged his New York Mets to win 90 games.

They never even made it to 80.