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  1. Mets must spend to improve offense

    Buster Olney

    There has been a lot of energy expended in discussion of the New York Mets' collective hitting approach under the newly ex-hitting coach Dave Hudgens, about whether the hitters' hunt for strikes ultimately turned them into pitchers' prey. Through Mon...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. Is pitching now the cheaper commodity?

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs are loaded with position prospects but don't have much in the way of pitching prospects. The New York Mets are stacked with great young pitching, but they don't have much in the way of position prospects. "Which would you rathe...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  3. The mystery of protecting pitchers

    Buster Olney

    The Pirates' Jameson Taillon, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, is the latest to go through the process of having his elbow checked. The Mets, who have been models of restraint in the handling of their young pitchers, announced that clo...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    In following Tuesday's column ranking the American League's early-season schedules, Wednesday we have the National League. The teams are ranked toughest to easiest in caliber of early-season schedule. 1. Chicago Cubs Games vs. teams with reco...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  5. The plight of 'The Draft Pick Five'

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- An AL executive drew an analogy the other day between the situation facing "The Draft Pick Five" free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales -- and the sale of a house. "If the price o...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  6. Ike Davis and the arbitration conundrum

    Buster Olney

    If you were to draw a line to trace Ike Davis' hand movement when he was in his deepest slumps, it would look more like something from a kid's maze than the mechanics of a successful hitter. The hands went down, then up, then forward, and by the time...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  7. Yanks might just move on without Cano

    Buster Olney

    The negotiation between Robinson Cano and the Yankees is starting to play out like a sitcom cliche, with the boyfriend trying to make the girlfriend jealous by pretending something serious is happening with somebody else. Just a week after...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  8. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  9. Mets' struggles creating value

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets' loss Friday was the 87th of their season. And it was a really important loss. With that defeat, the Mets moved back into position to have the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft -- and if this holds over the last two days of the regul...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  10. The September race execs are watching

    Buster Olney

    The race that is drawing the most attention among baseball officials might not be that for the AL wild-card spots -- which increasingly appears to be a three teams-for-two-spots situation among the Rays, Indians and Rangers -- nor the final jockeying...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  11. Matt Harvey and the caution question

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets painted within all of the prescribed 21st-century lines in their handling of Matt Harvey. Drafted in 2010, Harvey didn't pitch in any games at the end of that summer after signing, and in his first year in professional baseball, he ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  12. Stories that don't involve A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    You feel like a parent as you try to follow the scrum involing Alex Rodriguez's lawyers. The back-and-forth is like something you hear between testy young siblings late in the day, and you reach a point where it's impossible to separate truth from rh...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  13. 'Zack Wheeler Syndrome' pervades market

    Buster Olney

    You could call it the "Zack Wheeler Syndrome." It's the tendency of general managers to hold out the possibility that another team might react with desperation, or with emotion, or out of almost untethered ambition. This is what happened in the s...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. NL trade deadline preview

    Buster Olney

    The perception in some corners around baseball is that the Chicago Cubs fared well in their trade of Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. "They turned a one-year rental into pieces that can help [going forward]," said an AL evaluator. "The...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  15. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- This is Part II of our rankings of the early-season schedules, from toughest to easiest. On Saturday, the focus was on the American League. Sunday, we turn our attention to the National League: 1. Pittsburgh Pirates Games again...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  16. MLB - Ranking the strength of early-season National League schedu...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the early-season schedules of NL teams. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the toughest path.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2013