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NEIL WALKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

First Pitch: Despite a Career Year, the Pirates Still Shouldn’t Extend Neil Walker

The topic of extending Neil Walker gets brought up every off-season. It’s always a subject that causes a huge divide. To some, Walker is seen as a key member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and an irreplaceable part of the core of this team. Some of this evaluation might have to do with the fact that Walker is from Pittsburgh. To others, Walker is a good player, but not a great player...
Via Pirates Prospects
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Second Base Recap: Examining Neil Walker’s Career Year

Coming into the 2014 season, there were questions about which Neil Walker would show up. The second baseman had shown some positive trends the last few years, and if those trends continued, he could have been primed for a huge season offensively. That’s exactly what happened in 2014. Here is a quick look at those trends, and the 2014 results. ISO 2010 – .167 2011 – .134 2012...
Via Pirates Prospects
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh could pursue Neil Walker extension

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday by the score of 8-0 in the NL Wild Card game. The loss ended the season for the Pirates, who won 88 games in the regular season. In the top ten in both runs scored and team ERA, there Pirates have few holes to fill. There are some questions in the off season, one of which is whether or not to sign second baseman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
20 days ago  |  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...
Via The Other Paper
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker out again with back tightness

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins on Wednesday by the score of 7-3. The win improved the Pirates to 60-53 on the season, third in the National League Central. Josh Harrison lead the Pirates offensive attack with three hits in four at bats. The Pirates were without second baseman Neil Walker, who was out with back tightness. Michael Martinez started in Walker...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 07, 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: Wasted money

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug) One of the consistent excuses to explain the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lack of competitiveness over the past two decades is the “small market, low payroll” answer.  That in itself should frustrate to fans, because when Pirates’ ownership financed the building of $216,000,000 PNC Park- a large portion of which using taxpayer dollars- fans were...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Neil Walker Shut Down for the Season

Neil Walker tried to help his team as much as he could in the final month of the season after suffering a low back injury. But after a difficult decision, Walker said that it would best serve himself and the Pirates for him to be shutdown the remainder of the season. “I wont play the rest of the season,” Walker said in front of his locker prior to the game on Friday. “I...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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