Lou Amundson #21 and Alexey Shved #1 (Photo by Al Bello/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.

03/19/2015

Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on March 16, 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey: I’m Ready To Put The Mets’ Staff On My Shoulders

The loss of Zack Wheeler is a huge blow to the Mets, but staff ace Matt Harvey still believes that the Amazin’s can contend in 2015. And he’s ready to lead the way.

03/18/2015

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Pete Rose Should Be In The Hall, But Still Banned From Baseball

Rose the player belongs in the Hall. Rose the gambler belongs banned from baseball. They should not be tied hand in hand.

03/18/2015

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets looks on before the game at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Zack Wheeler Is Replaceable, But David Wright Isn’t

There are bad breaks, and then there are bad breaks. Some just make it harder to win. Others destroy teams.

03/18/2015

Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets slides safely into third base during the third inning of a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on March 16, 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

DeGrom Dominates, Allows 1 Hit In 5 Innings As Mets Edge Marlins

Wearing a bright green cap along with his royal-blue-and-orange jersey on St. Patrick’s Day, Jacob deGrom allowed one hit in five scoreless innings Tuesday to help the Mets beat a Marlins’ split squad 6-4.

03/17/2015

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Sandy Alderson Defends Mets’ Handling Of Zack Wheeler’s Elbow

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson defended the team’s handling of pitcher Zack Wheeler, who is expected to miss the 2015 season because of a torn elbow ligament.

03/17/2015

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)

Gee On Returning To Rotation: ‘I Hate That This Is The Way I’m Back’

This wasn’t how Dillon Gee wanted to regain a spot in the New York Mets’ rotation.

03/17/2015

Dillon Gee of the New York Mets pitches against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Turn To Dillon Gee With Wheeler Lost For Season

“That’s why we have him,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’ll be the guy. … Dillon’s won a lot of games in the big leagues and he’s going to have to step up and fill some big shoes, but he can handle it.”

03/17/2015

Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Peaks, Valleys And Jerry’s Update

Subscribe to the Boomer & Carton Podcast » For Jerry’s first update, it’s mainly about the Mets and their peaks and valleys. Peaking would be the Matt Harvey performance. The valley is losing Zack Wheeler […]

WFAN–03/17/2015

Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pitches before the first inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

On Painful Day For Mets, Harvey Lightens The Mood With 4 Scoreless Frames

Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, and the New York Mets lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday.

03/16/2015

Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets’ Zack Wheeler Has Torn UCL In Elbow, Will Likely Miss 2015 Season

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey’s return from Tommy John surgery.

03/16/2015

Dillon Gee  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images), Josh Edgin (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets GM Alderson Awaiting Judgment On 2 Non-Moves

Sometimes, the moves a GM chooses not to make turn into his most important during the season. Then again, it could also cause the whole season to blow up in his face.

03/16/2015

Josh Edgin (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mets’ Edgin Opts For Tommy John Surgery; Wheeler Undergoes MRI

With Josh Edgin lost for the season, the only other lefty relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin and three pitchers with minor league contracts — Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.

03/16/2015

Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Longoria Drives In 2, Rays Beat Mets 8-4

Evan Longoria drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.

03/15/2015

David Wright (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Wright And Cuddyer Homer As Mets Beat Nationals

David Wright, Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry Jr. homered Saturday as the New York Mets beat the split-squad Washington Nationals 13-4.

03/14/2015

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3. Washington Nationals (96-66)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – October 1, 2014

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

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on September 24th.

20. Miami Marlins (72-76)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 17, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on September 17th.

25. Chicago White Sox (63-79)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 9, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on September 9th.

8. Kansas City Royals (74-62)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 2, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on September 2nd.

8. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 27, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on August 27th.

5. Washington Nationals (69-53)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 19, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on August 19th.

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