Latest Update Former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long is interviewing with the Mets on Wednesday. Tue Oct, 21, 09:24 PM
An elite offensive third baseman, he's a doubles machine who consistently bats for a high average and a good baserunner who piles up steals & rarely gets caught. Also takes walks and is a clutch RBI guy.
Flaws: : Makes a few too many errors at the hot corner. Sometimes presses too much at the plate, leading to high strikeout totals and big hitting slumps. At times, his motivation gets questioned because of his laidback ways.
Long was most recently the hitting coach for the Yankees so if he ends up in Queens, it won't be a huge move geographically. Due to the Yankees inept hitting this season, Long was let go, but he won't be unemployed for long. He is a well-respected hitting coach that presided over plenty of strong offensive seasons for the Yankees and will look to turn the Mets' hitting woes around if he lands the job.Analyst: David Kerr
Rehab should fix the problem, which pretty much ruined Wright's season. He still has as much potential as anyone, but it will be impossible to trust him going into next season.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Wright had an MRI on his shoulder Tuesday and the Mets said that he would likely be shut down the rest of the way. Daniel Murphy, who recently returned to action, will play third base Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
This really isn't a shocker as Wright seems to always be battling some type of nagging injury. He will finish the season with a .269 average with eight home runs and eight steals.Analyst: David Kerr