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Under the Greydar: Neil Walker

Last week, we looked at Lucas Duda and determined that he might be a player who is being slightly undervalued by the fantasy baseball community entering the 2016 season. This week, I'd like to put Neil Walker under the microscope. You might be thinking, "Neil Walker? He's as boring as a Ben Stein lecture. Are you a Mets fanboy or something?" That's a fair question. Maybe that World...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Another era ends: Walker to NY

It’s official! We’ve acquired 2B @NeilWalker18 from Pittsburgh for LHP Jon Niese. — New York Mets (@Mets) December 9, 2015 Man. I don’t dislike this trade, but that’s a tough image to look at. Neil Walker, the Pittsburgh kid, the favorite son, the local guy, etc etc, is no longer a Pirate. Regardless of how you felt about Walker’s status...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Trading Neil Walker does not mean the Pirates are playing for 2017

As the Neil Walker trade talks heated up and eventually boiled over this afternoon, I suddenly saw a lot of Pirate fans on Twitter saying that they felt like the Pirates were “playing for 2017.” I wondered out loud where that idea had started (I’ve been keeping up with trade rumors this week, but not much else) and got my answer: ESPN’s David Schoenfeld wrote two days ago...
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Mets acquire Neil Walker

The New York Mets have acquired Neil Walker from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jon Niese, straight up. This was a very good move by Sandy. Neil Walker is a very solid and stable second basemen who is a huge upgrade from the defensive side of things and essentially hits just as well as Daniel Murphy did. Walker is a .270 hitter (.269/.328/.427) with solid contact and definitely has...
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Have Expressed Interest In Pirates 2B Neil Walker

While the Mets remain in hot pursuit of free agent Ben Zobrist, who is expected to make a decision before Thursday, the team is exploring the market for possible fallback options in case they fail to sign their top target. According to Pittsburgh beat reporter Rob Biertempfel via Twitter, the Mets  have expressed interest in Pirates second baseman Neil Walker. For now, the Mets’...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Would Pirates 2B Neil Walker Work For Mets?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been aggressively shopping second baseman Neil Walker as he enters his final year of arbitration. The Bucs have talked to a number of teams already, most recently the Baltimore Orioles. Walker, 30, batted .269 with a .328 on-base last season with 32 doubles, 16 home runs and 71 RBI. His 108 wRC+ was a steep drop from the 131 he posted in 2014 and his...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kid writes letter asking for autograph, Pirates reply shamefully (pic)

An eight-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates fan named Colin sent an adorable, handwritten letter to the team asking if Neil Walker, his favorite player, would be so kind as to sign a baseball card. Colin even mentions that he hopes Walker feels better, probably in reference to his stint on the 15-day DL back in June after experiencing abdominal pain and later undergoing appendectomy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Neil Walker Jumps In Chase Field Pool After Losing Bet (Video)

When Neil Walker sent a home run near the swimming pool at Chase Field in Phoenix on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman was so sure that the ball had landed in the pool that he made a bet with his double play partner Jordy Mercer that it had. Unfortunately for Walker, replays showed otherwise. Although the ball bounced around the pool, it never actually went in...
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Ian Kennedy versus A.J. Burnett

Ian Kennedy (Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America)Rumors are swirling of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ interest in both Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres and A.J. Burnett of the Philadelphia Phillies. While Burnett has a history with the Pirates, he may not be the best fit for them. Despite his former teammates pushing for the 37-year-old veterans return, how much...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: The future of Neil Walker

Neil Walker is congratulated by manager Clint Hurdle (Photo Courtesy of Al Behrman- AP) Neil Walker signed a one-year $5.75 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, which is a raise from the $3.3 million salary he made last season. With that in mind, is Walker’s value becoming too high for the Pirates? Should Pittsburgh try and lock Walker up with a long-term deal? After...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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