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Neil Walker to have season-ending back surgery

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker has opted to have surgery to a repair a herniated disk in his lower back, ESPN.com’s Adam Rubin reports. The microdisectomy procedure will require a three-month recovery. “It was a very difficult decision,” Walker told reporters Thursday. “There were a lot of factors that were involved — the way the team was playing, the way I...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  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...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 09, 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

Three big questions for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Many experts around baseball believe 2015 will be the year the Pittsburgh Pirates truly join the ranks of baseball’s elite teams. ESPN’s Dave Schoenfield recently ranked the Pirates as the third best team in baseball. While hopes may be running high for this team, the Pirates know they have a few questions to answer before they are ready to compete with the likes of the Washington...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: time to pay up

Neil Walker has been a big part of the Pirates recent success For the past 4 seasons Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington has stressed the organizations’ commitment to winning. They have brought in a coaching staff which completely turned the franchise around making baseball relevant in Pittsburgh again. Huntington has also done a very good job at building one of the best farm...
Via isportsweb.com
February 12, 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

Neil Walker hits home run ball into Allegheny River ... no really (VIDEO)

On Monday night, Pirates second baseman Neil Walker jacked a baseball over the PNC Park stands and into the Allegheny River and no, it wasn't just a mic'd up Andrew McCutchen's exaggeration of the home run shot.Walker literally hit the ball into the river.Walker's solo home run was just the 35th ever to reach the Allegheny River on a bounce, and he's 23rd player to pull off the glorious...
Via The Other Paper
August 19, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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