The Brooklyn Nets walk to the court before the game against the New York Knicks on April 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via 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.

04/02/2015

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Pedro Martinez: I Expect Masahiro Tanaka To Get Hurt This Season

“I don’t see him healthy all year,” Martinez told Adam Schein on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. “And I don’t see him healthy right now.”

04/02/2015

Letters are taken down during the demolition of the old Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Iconic Letters From Old Yankee Stadium Fail To Sell At Auction

Yankee legend Reggie Jackson bought the iconic 10-foot-high sign after the Yankees’ last game at the stadium in 2008. The letters “failed to draw a bid,” ESPN reported.

04/02/2015

Gregorio Petit (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Yankees Acquire Astros’ Petit, Name Warren 5th Starter

In need of another healthy infielder by opening day, the Yankees have acquired Gregorio Petit from Houston for cash.

04/02/2015

Neighbors say baseballs coming from a park in West Babylon are damaging their homes. (Credit: CBS 2)

Boomer & Carton: ‘Odor Of Anticipation’ Fills The Air And The Mics Are On!

With both of their ‘mics on,’ Boomer and Craig got rolling Thursday morning talking about the ‘odor of anticipation’ as meaningful baseball games are right around the corner.

WFAN–04/02/2015

Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Shortstop Brendan Ryan Strains Calf In Yankees’ Loss To Rays

Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan strained his right calf in the sixth inning of New York’s 3-0 loss Wednesday to the Tampa Bay Rays and is expected to start the season on the disabled list.

04/01/2015

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius fields a line drive off the bat of James Loney of the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning of a spring training game on March 9, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Shortstop Didi Gregorius Still Sidelined By Sprained Left Wrist

Gregorius, hurt diving for a grounder in Saturday’s game against Baltimore, is listed on the travel roster for a split-squad game Thursday with Detroit.

04/01/2015

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‘Baseball Reference’ Adds Beards, Mustaches And Afros To Player Pages

This amazing feature was rolled out on April 1 — and we hope it sticks around past April Fools’ Day.

04/01/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: ‘Black-Sheep’ A-Rod’s Versatility Could Change Yanks’ Opinions

Judging by recent events, the Yanks may have to come to the understanding that their $22 million PED albatross may provide more of a boost than they ever thought possible.

04/01/2015

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Ellsbury Says He’s ‘Ready’ For Opening Day

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and played five flawless innings of defense in his first game since being sidelined two weeks ago by an oblique strain.

04/01/2015

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka Touched For 3 Runs, Yankees Fall To Twins

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

04/01/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Average MLB Salary Tops $4M For First Time; Yanks 2nd-Biggest Spenders

Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.

03/31/2015

During a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2014, former Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez unveils a plaque that will be placed in Monument Park. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hey, Old Friend: Tino Martinez Rejoins Yankees As A Minor League Instructor

Martinez will be at minor league spring training until it ends this weekend. He is expected to continue the role at times during the season by visiting the Yankees’ minor league teams.

03/30/2015

A-Rod at spring training (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Has ‘Fun’ But Uneventful Debut At First Base

Alex Rodriguez played first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, handling three chances in three innings during the Yankees’ 7-0 win over the Astros.

03/30/2015

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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

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25. Chicago White Sox (63-79)

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