Goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers is congratulated by Lee Stempniak #12 after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-1. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

12/15/2014

A man sells vintage baseball cards prior to the start of the last game at Yankee Stadium between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees on September 21, 2008. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Sy Berger, Father Of Modern Baseball Card, Dies At 91

Using scissors and cardboard at his kitchen table, Berger played around with ideas for trading cards until he struck upon a design that endured for decades.

12/15/2014

Bud Selig (Photo by Jonathan Fickies/Getty Images)

MLB, Selig Hit With Discrimination Lawsuit

The highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters says in a lawsuit she has faced discrimination there for two decades.

12/12/2014

Wilmer Flores (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Tulo Hopes Fading As Mets Appear Content To Stick With Flores

While the baseball landscape changed dramatically at this week’s winter meetings, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made only a pair of small moves.

12/12/2014

John Mayberry Jr. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Reports: Mets Agree To 1-Year Deal With John Mayberry Jr.

The versatile 30-year-old played first base and all three outfield positions in 2014. In 146 at-bats he batted .212 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs, posting a .310 on-base percentage.

12/11/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

7 Local Athletes Who Haven’t Been Themselves This Season

There’s usually at least one underperformer on every team, whether it’s because he’s failed to live up to the hype, regressed or just been going through a rough patch. Here are seven from the local teams.

12/10/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kallet: Sandy Not Upgrading At Shortstop Would Be Inexcusable And Unacceptable

If the Mets don’t make one more significant move in the coming months, this offseason will go down as a complete failure. This team can’t go into Opening Day as is. No way.

12/10/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Collins’ Future Unfairly Tied To Mets GM’s Actions

After four years of failure, Terry Collins says the time is now to produce. If it doesn’t happen right away, if the Mets break slowly out of the gate, he knows he’ll be gone just as fast.

12/10/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

12/09/2014

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning during the first game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals on September 25, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Report: Mets Working Hard To Trade Starting Pitcher Dillon Gee

Of New York’s veteran starting pitchers — including Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese — Gee appears to have the least value.

12/09/2014

(L to R) Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges and Sandy Amoros (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Gil Hodges Jr. On WFAN: Support Overkill Hurt Dad’s Chances At Hall

Gil Hodges Jr. says his family is dealing with “another major disappointment” after his famous father was once again denied entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

12/09/2014

(L to R) Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges and Sandy Amoros (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Still Out: Gil Hodges Falls Short In Baseball Hall Of Fame Vote

The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Era committee has failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72.

12/08/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mets Will Consider Placing Matt Harvey On DL This Summer

The Mets would consider placing ace Matt Harvey on the disabled list this summer if it helps extend his season into October — should New York make the playoffs.

12/08/2014

Kang Jung-Ho of South Korea (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Heyman: Mets Interested In Power-Hitting Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang

Heyman reports that Kang is regarded as the top shortstop in Korea. He was remarkable at the plate in 2014 for the Nexen Heroes, posting a .364/.457/.733 slash line and belting 39 homers in just 116 games.

12/08/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ex-Met Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan To Pitch For Softbank

Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball.

12/05/2014

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It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on October 1st.

23. Cincinnati Reds (72-84)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 24, 2014

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20. Miami Marlins (72-76)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 17, 2014

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25. Chicago White Sox (63-79)

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8. Kansas City Royals (74-62)

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8. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57)

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5. Washington Nationals (69-53)

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