Palladino: Forget Money Already Spent, Alderson Has More Big Holes To FillIf anyone thinks the moves the Mets have made so far this offseason put them among the two best teams in the NL, they'd be wrong.
Palladino: Final 5 Games Will Unveil Giants' True IdentityStarting Sunday and continuing until New Year’s Day, the curtain of uncertainty that has shrouded the Giants’ 8-3 start will rise gradually, but steadily.
Palladino: Belichick's Coaching History Offers Lessons For Bowles' FutureThere are always second chances in the NFL. And Todd Bowles needed only to look across the field at his coaching counterpart, Bill Belichick, at any point during the Jets’ 22-17 loss on Sunday to the Patriots to understand that.
Palladino: Giants Finally Have A Secondary Thanks To Collins And JenkinsThe statistics say the Giants’ secondary is less than average, having allowed 262.7 yards per game through the first 10. But as coaches and players have said ad infinitum, stats are for losers.
Palladino: Giants Have The Motivation To Avoid Trap Against BrownsTeam records have never meant much to the Giants, which is why Sunday’s game against the 0-11 Browns looms so dangerous.
Palladino: Jets Need A Leader Like Romo To Be A True Playoff TeamWhether the Jets come out with a win, lose close, or get their brains beaten in next Sunday against the Patriots, one gnawing problem will remain constant. They need a quarterback. A real one.
Palladino: Long View Of Chapman Could End Up A Big Win For YankeesBrian Cashman might well have been looking toward 2017 when he traded Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for a gaggle of prospects. But he never took his mind off the dominant closer.
Palladino: McAdoo's Gutsy Call On Fourth Down Put Entire NFL On NoticeAt long last, Ben McAdoo finally veered away from the two-yard run and wait-for-Odell Beckham, Jr.-to-do-something ways of the previous eight games.
Palladino: Keeping Colon While Pursuing Cespedes Would've Helped MetsLooking at it in purely accounting terms, Bartolo Colon’s departure Friday for Atlanta saved the Mets around $12 million, which should now be added to the effort to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes.
Palladino: Victor Cruz’s 30th Birthday Proving BittersweetIf the final eight games go like last week’s win against the Eagles, Cruz will spend a portion of his time on the sidelines, demoted from starter in the three-wide set to reserve.
Palladino: Jets’ Dysfunction Might Just Cost Todd Bowles His JobThe cracks in Bowles' once-solid wall widened over the last couple of days, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the whole thing comes tumbling down over the seven remaining games.
Palladino: Giants Must Change To Regain Moral High GroundLong known as the classiest team in the NFL, the Giants have had a rough first half. Put in simple football terms, they’ve committed plenty of turnovers, and their reputation has taken a huge sack as a result.