Ernie Palladino

Michael Pineda

Palladino: Pineda, Sabathia Need To Keep Climbing For Yanks To Succeed

Pineda and Sabathia have to keep on climbing so the Yanks can keep on climbing. So far, so good. But they should know one thing. The trail won’t flatten out any time soon. It only becomes steeper.

05/13/2015

Tom Brady  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images), Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Hall Of Fame Rules Will Bury A-Rod And Raise Brady

Alex Rodriguez’s legacy will not include a plaque in Cooperstown. No so with fellow cheater Tom Brady. Like it or not, it’s just the way it is.

05/11/2015

Tom Brady (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Punish Brady And Pats, But Don’t Go Nuts Over Silly ‘Deflategate’

You cheat, you get caught, you get punished. That’s simple. Much harder is making the punishment fit the crime.

05/08/2015

Matt Reynolds fields a ground ball during the sixth 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)

Palladino: Mets Need To Call Up Matt Reynolds If Flores Fails

That bed Mets GM Sandy Alderson made with Wilmer Flores is starting to feel awfully lumpy. He should at least change the sheets.

05/06/2015

Jets QB Geno Smith (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images), defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets’ Draft Leaves Surprising Issues Looming Over Geno, Wilkerson

Given their relative contributions to the Jets the last two years, it’s hard to write Geno Smith and Muhammad Wilkerson in the same sentence.

05/04/2015

The Yankees delivered some unwelcome news on Masahiro Tanaka Bobblehead Day (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), while Bartolo Colon is paying off for the Mets.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Palladino: GMs’ Gambles Will Help Mets, Hurt Yankees

The phrase that must have reverberated through Alderson and Cashman’s heads this week sounds like the same one heard outside any casino in Vegas: “You win some, you lose some.”

05/01/2015

Landon Collins

Palladino: Giants Could Think ‘Safety First’ In Draft, Target Landon Collins

Everyone should keep an eye on Landon Collins, Alabama’s fast, physical strong safety. He’s the best middle guy in the draft, and should be there when the Giants go on the clock.

04/29/2015

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets GM Needs Draft ‘Portfolio’ To Pay Immediate Dividends

It’s almost an exercise in risk management. It’s a short portfolio, and the key will lie in how Mike Maccagnan views Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

04/27/2015

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets’ Bobblehead Curse Is Going, Going…

No more bobbleheads. On May 2, “Gold’s Horseradish” will hand out garden gnomes in the image of Jacob deGrom. What else could be behind the Mets’ shift in fortunes?

04/24/2015

Eli Manning (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Palladino: Eli Too Important For Giants To Dawdle On Contract

The Giants need leaders both now and in the future, which is why it is a little absurd that they have yet to extend Eli Manning’s contract.

04/22/2015

Alex Rodriguez celebrates with Stephen Drew after scoring on an RBI single to center field by Chase Headley during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Sweep Of Rays A Sign Of Hope

Of course, this could all turn into one big mirage. A better test comes up Monday night, when the Bombers start a four-game set against the 10-2 Tigers.

04/20/2015

Lucas Duda hits a seventh-inning single against the Miami Marlins on April 16, 2015 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: So Far, So Good For Mets’ Duda

Lucas Duda could well become the face of the offense, at least until David Wright gets back. Think about that for a second.

04/17/2015

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Palladino: Change Is The Only Status Quo In The NFL

The term “status quo” apparently does not appear in the NFL’s competitive lexicon.

04/15/2015

Jenrry Mejia (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets’ Outlook Takes Dive Thanks To ‘Old-School’ Cheat Mejia

People attached a lot of adjectives to the Mets’ chances before Saturday’s news. Young. Eager. Resilient. Solid. It’s amazing how the conversation changed so quickly.

04/13/2015

Dellin Betances (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Girardi Should Give Betances The Closer Job

Girardi needed something to give his team a boost, and he got it with the Betances-to-Miller progression. Now he should go back to the book. The one that will tell him to let Betances do his job in the ninth.

04/10/2015

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