Ernie Palladino

A giant American flag is displayed at Yankee Stadium (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Palladino: Enjoy The Games On Memorial Day, But Don’t Forget The Other Part

We needn’t spend today in mourning. But neither should we pass it off as just another holiday. Enjoy the games and the grub. Just leave some time to remember.

11 hours ago

Will Beatty

Palladino: Beatty Injury Could Be Start Of Another Giant Nightmare

Tom Coughlin must be having night sweats — again. His starting left tackle joins luminaries such as Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul and Jon Beason as offseason injuries that had a major effect on Big Blue.

05/22/2015

Chase Whitley of the New York Yankees leaves the game with head athletic trainer Steve Donohue during the second inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 14, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Pitching Injuries Hurting Yankees More Than Mets

If someone else goes down, it’s pot luck as far as reinforcements go. The cavalry won’t be coming. The Mets have all those horses.

05/20/2015

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets’ Bats Are Waking Up, But Can It Last?

Avoiding an offensive face-plant will be harder than it seems. The injuries, most recently Dilson Herrera’s broken finger while taking a throw during pregame drills, are mounting.

05/18/2015

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. celebrates with Victor Cruz after scoring a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons on October 5, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Need More Than ‘Madden’ Cover Boy Beckham For Success

It’s a touch premature to tab the Giants as Super Bowl contenders. But thanks to EA Sports, they now have the face to represent such lofty goals.

05/15/2015

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

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