Ernie Palladino

Andre Williams #44 of the New York Giants rushes against the St. Louis Rams in the fourth quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Palladino: Talented Youngsters Have Giants’ Future Looking Bright

They have offered hope for 2015, either as starters or quality depth pieces. That’s a lot more than the Giants had coming out of training camp.

12/26/2014

Rex Ryan, Geno Smith (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets’ Geno Knows He’s Toast If Ryan Returns

Geno Smith is going his own way on the coaching issue, which just shows how divided against him the locker room remains.

12/24/2014

Nathan Eovaldi (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Palladino: After Big Gamble, Yankees Need Eovaldi To Pay Off

The question is, can fireballer Nathan Eovaldi take the next step, a la Nolan Ryan? If he does, then Brian Cashman will look like a true genius.

12/22/2014

Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick  (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Palladino: Pucker Up, Rexy — Time To Admit Belichick Won The War

The scoreboard Sunday may say that it is time, finally, for the Jets coach to admit his arch-rival truly got the better of him. If he didn’t kiss anything before, he might as well now. And we’re not talking about rings.

12/19/2014

Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Need Either Kang Or Tulowitzki At Shortstop

Kang or Tulowitzki. Either gambit will cost them money. Lots of it. They owe it to their constituency to at least try.

12/17/2014

Odell Beckham Jr. celebrates after scoring a 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins on December 14, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants’ Beckham Should Tone It Down For His Own Good

His playing style — fast, athletic, yet too multi-faceted for his own good — is dangerous enough. There’s no sense in raising an opponent’s ire any more than necessary.

12/15/2014

Karl Klug of the Titans strips the ball loose from Geno Smith at LP Field on September 29, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Jets 38-13. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Palladino: Root Hard For A Jets Loss In Tennessee

When you sit down in front of the wide-screen Sunday at 4 p.m., pull out those blue, red, and silver pom-poms and root your head off — for those valiant Tennessee Titans.

12/12/2014

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

David Robertson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Re-Signing Robertson Would Be Yankees’ Best Move At Winter Meetings

Imagine. Andrew Miller in the seventh, Dellin Betances in the eighth, and David Robertson to close. It’s the type of pen a lot of teams only dream about.

12/08/2014

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

Palladino: Alderson, Cashman Have Work Cut Out For Them At Winter Meetings

Both teams have much to do. If they have a successful Winter Meetings, or at least lay the groundwork for some post-meetings deals, then perhaps they can talk about the postseason in a serious manner.

12/05/2014

Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets calls a play in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Palladino: Hiding Geno Smith Was Rex Ryan’s Act Of Defiance

Ryan knows Smith can’t win. He knows that drafting him last year was Idzik’s biggest mistake in a long line of them. Ryan may be defiant, but he is not insubordinate.

12/03/2014

Josh Brown #3 of the New York Giants reacts after missing a field goal during the second half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on November 30, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants’ Season Truly Went To The Dogs Against Jags

You know your season has gone to the dogs when you can’t find an answer to a bunch of young Jacksonville cats.

12/01/2014

Don Mattingly (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Palladino: The Great ‘Donnie Baseball’ Will Have No Luck On Final Ballot

While our local baseball teams continue to track free agents and send out trade feelers, something else happened this week. The Hall of Fame voters received their ballots, and with them a bittersweet reminder of one former great.

11/28/2014

A New York Jets fan shouts out at the Jets' bench late in the fourth quarter of the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on November 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Palladino: There’s No Tease Here —The Jets Are Losers, Period!

At least there is no illusion of quality. They are the real thing; authentically, undeniably bad. Monday’s train wreck only made it official. At least knowing that makes it easier to take.

11/26/2014

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Palladino: Count On It — Yankees Will Spend For Talent

Brian Cashman has holes to fill. He doesn’t have the farm talent to fill them all, or leverage for a trade. So that leaves free agency. It’s the Yankees’ way.

11/24/2014

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