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Ernie Palladino

Derek Jeter doffs his cap during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: New Jeter Ad Offers Wistful Touch To Farewell

Thanks to the Gatorade ad, we have one, last, touching glimpse of the great shortstop before he bids baseball a final adieu.

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Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after pitching the first inning of a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yanks’ Impending Exit Makes Tanaka’s Return Irrelevant

Getting themselves eliminated in the AL East race Monday night was one thing. Turning the near future of Masahiro Tanaka irrelevant was quite another.

09/17/2014

Adrian Peterson (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images), Roger Goodell (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images), Ray Rice (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Palladino: Worst Week Could Prove NFL Bulletproof

Domestic violence, child abuse, health issues and a potential cover-up. There is enough to damage the NFL. What we’ll find out is exactly how much it can withstand.

09/15/2014

David Wright (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Wright Or Wrong? Mets Should Consider Tossing Captain Overboard

As far as anyone knows, Mets brass have yet to consider the possibility. But here it is, anyway. Unloading David Wright in the offseason, once unthinkable, might not be a bad idea.

09/12/2014

Ray Rice (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Palladino: Sports Hypocrisy Will Resurrect Ray Rice

Justice found Ray Rice Monday. The hypocrisy of professional sports will eventually save him, for nobody is ever gone for long in the play-for-pay game.

09/10/2014

Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws against the Detroit Lions in December 2013. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Palladino: Week 1 Win Would Put Giants’ 2013 Start In Past

Let the Giants season begin. How it ends, nobody knows. But starting off with a win would bring a lot of peace to a lot of minds, not the least of which belongs to Tom Coughlin.

09/08/2014

Yoenis Cespedes slides safely into third base before Chase Headley can make the tag during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 2, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 9-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: If Yanks Don’t Cut Deficit By Jeter Day, They’re Cooked

But the reality is that this team may not be capable of any such feat. It’s actually a near miracle that their proximity to the last wild card will make for a meaningful September.

09/03/2014

Joe Torrillo (left) and Mike Hughes (right) speak with Wally Backman. (Credit: Twitter/@BuffaloBisons)

Palladino: If Terry Tanks, Wally Should Be Given A Shot With Mets In 2015

The common feeling a few weeks back was that Terry Collins was pretty much a lock to return as the Mets’ skipper, barring a total collapse. As they have only gotten worse since then, the front office might have to revisit that stance.

09/01/2014

Jon Beason #52 helps tackle wide receiver Pierre Garcon of the Washington Redskins on December 29, 2013. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Desperately Need Beason Back In Middle Of The Defense

He’s purely a run-stopper, as most middle linebackers of today are. But he is also no stranger to dropping back into the short zone on pass defense.

08/29/2014

Yankees' horse head (Credit: Twitter/@MLB)

Palladino: Yankees Finding Success With Horse Head In Their Corner

As silly as it may be, rest assured that Kelley’s teammates would kill him right now if he tossed that stupid rubber thing in the trash.

08/27/2014

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets tosses his bat after striking out to end the top of the seventh inning with the tying run on third base against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Palladino: David Wright’s Nightmarish Season Continues

Nobody is ever going to blame yet another lost season on Wright alone, but there is no denying he’s had some major problems throughout this 61-70 catastrophe. And now he’s hurt again.

08/25/2014

Wide receiver Corey Washington #6 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring the game-winning touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 9, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Palladino: Washington, Hill Hinge Hopes On Jets-Giants Preseason Game

Hill is the real question mark in this game, not because of his immediate future, but because of his long-range outlook. He’s a roster lock, but this is his last year as such.

08/22/2014

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a single during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park on August 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Palladino: August Numbers Emphasize Mets’ Need For Castro Or Stanton

This lineup has got to go, at all costs. Guys like Castro and Stanton have got to be looking like attractive targets right now, regardless of money or the talent outlay to get them.

08/20/2014

Eli Manning

Palladino: Don’t Panic — Patience Is Key With Giants’ New Offense

Although the performance against Indy has led to widespread consternation about Manning and his first-unit group, one must understand that McAdoo is keeping things under wraps.

08/18/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Do The Right Thing And Get Terry Collins Some Big Bats

Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.

08/15/2014

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