Kevin Long is a busy man. Over at SI.com, Tom Verducci has a piece on the work Derek Jeter will do with the Yankees’ hitting coach in the coming weeks:
“I feel like Derek always has been the type of player who cares about winning instead of the numbers,” Long said. “I think the contract probably caused him to think more about numbers than he otherwise would want to. It probably did affect his performance.
“Listen, he’s human, just like anybody else. A lot of guys try real hard, and when they don’t get results they try even harder. And sometimes the harder you try the more you fail.”
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