Neil Walker#20, 2B, NY Mets
- September 10, 1985
- Birth Place:
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 2004 1ˢᵗ round (11ᵗʰ pick) by the Pittsburgh Pirates
— Player Notes
Advice: Collins has hinted at trying Bruce out at first base but this is the first time he's mentioned using Walker in that capacity. Bruce has made three career starts at first but none since 2014 while Walker has never made a big league appearance at first base. Lucas Duda is out with hip issues and it's unclear how long his injuries will linger. Tinkering with lineups and positions is pretty common this time of year so in all likelihood Collins is just doing his due diligence.
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Advice: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported on Sunday that the two sides were making progress on a contract extension that would potentially run through 2019, but it sounds like there wound up being a big gap in the financial expectations. Walker will make $17.2 million in 2017 after accepting the Mets' one-year qualifying offer in early November. He is scheduled to become a free agent next winter.
More: Mike Puma on TwitterMon, Feb 20 Rotoworld
Advice: Carig says "it’s still possible negotiations could heat up once more," but there is nothing imminent at this time. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported on Sunday that the two sides were discussing a new deal that would run through 2019 and be worth "north of $40 million," but there are apparently some disagreements in the details. Walker will earn $17.2 million in 2017 after accepting the Mets' one-year qualifying offer in November. He is currently scheduled to become a free agent next winter.
More: NewsdayMon, Feb 20 Rotoworld
Advice: Walker and his reps met Sunday with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and it sounds like there could be an agreement at some point this spring, but we're not there yet. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported this weekend that the two sides have been discussing a contract extension that would run through 2019 and be worth "north of $40 million." Walker, 31, slugged 23 homers with an .823 OPS in 113 games last season before undergoing back surgery. He accepted the Mets' one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer for 2017.
More: Mark Carig on TwitterMon, Feb 20 Rotoworld
Advice: Walker accepted the club's $17.2 million qualifying offer in November, but the two sides are interested in ripping up that deal and installing a new three-year pact. General manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday that he talked to Walker's agent on Saturday and planned to discuss things with the player himself soon. Walker, 31, hit 23 homers with an .823 OPS in 113 games last season in his first year in New York before undergoing back surgery.
More: New York Daily NewsSun, Feb 19 Rotoworld
Tuesday, February 28 - (Preseason)
1:05 PM EST
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Head-to-head vs. Miami
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|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Feb 26||DET||W 5-2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|