Ernie Palladino

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.

10 hours ago

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

Masahiro Tanaka  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), David Wright (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: It’s Opening Day — Believe It!

If spring training was a time for hope, Opening Day is a time for belief. So go ahead. Believe.

04/06/2015

Curtis Granderson poses for a picture with a fan prior to a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Palladino: Young-Gun Mets In Position To Take Over City

No one can guarantee it will ever happen. These are the Mets, after all. But the foundation exists. The Yanks have left the door wide open.

04/03/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: ‘Black-Sheep’ A-Rod’s Versatility Could Change Yanks’ Opinions

Judging by recent events, the Yanks may have to come to the understanding that their $22 million PED albatross may provide more of a boost than they ever thought possible.

04/01/2015

Defensive lineman Leonard Williams of USC competes during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Palladino: Pass Rusher Should Be Jets GM’s Draft Alternative

Another good pass rusher will make that reunited CB tandem of Revis and Cromartie look even better. If it translates into winning, Jets fans might even forgive for not getting the QB at all costs.

03/30/2015

Dellin Betances (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Betances’ Spring Problems Should Not Be Shrugged Off

Dellin Betances has looked no where near the flamethrower who made the All-Star team as David Robertson’s setup man. And Andrew Miller has had just a so-so spring.

03/27/2015

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Palladino: Colon Just As Good An Opening Day Choice As Harvey

If the Mets expect to be relevant this year, Matt Harvey will pitch plenty of pressure games. Opening Day is not one of them. It’s just one of 162.

03/25/2015

Chris Borland  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images), Peyton Hillis

Palladino: Hillis, Borland Show NFL Concussions No Laughing Matter

The Giants did Peyton Hillis a big favor when they cut him. They gave him a chance to preserve his brain by taking away the one incentive — dollars — that keeps players coming back.

03/23/2015

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