Tag: Neil Walker

Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Report: Pirates Have Some Interest in Bringing Back Neil Walker

Jon Morosi had the first Pirates free agent rumor of the offseason this afternoon, saying that the team is interested in bringing back Neil Walker, who is currently a free agent. #Pirates have some interest in reunion with free agent Neil Walker, source says. Ongoing difficultly with Jung-Ho Kang entering country is forcing team to […]
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Williams: How Soon Before Free Agency Do the Pirates Normally Trade...

Small market teams have to deal with harsh realities sometimes. One of the biggest of those harsh realities is that they won’t be able to afford certain players when they reach free agency. They also must get most of their talent from the farm system, as a small market team can’t afford to build a […]
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Pirates Notes: Neil Walker Returns to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – From his draft day in mid-June of 2004 to his trade this past December, Neil Walker spent 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Monday, he walked into PNC Park, and for the first time, headed to the visitor’s dugout with the New York Mets. Walker, traded to the Mets for Monday night’s […]
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First Pitch: Current Pirates Offense is Better On Paper* Without Alvarez...

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Gregory Polanco is the key to the offense for the 2016 season. The main point of the article was that the Pirates were expected to see an offensive downgrade at first and second base with the departures of Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker, and that improvement from Polanco […]
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Huntington on Morton, Niese, Hanson, Taillon, Melancon, Nicasio, Goebbert, Cubs

Neal Huntington met with the media today at PirateFest, including our own Sean McCool, and discussed a lot of off-season topics, including today’s trade of Charlie Morton. The Pirates traded Morton for David Whitehead, who Huntington described as a big, physical right-hander who puts the ball on the ground and has the makings of a curveball […]
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First Pitch: Breaking Down the Neil Walker Trade

When I tell people what I do, the first question they ask is some variation of “Are you from Pittsburgh?”, which only leads to confusion when I say that I’ve never lived in Pittsburgh. My dad’s family is from the Pittsburgh area, and I spent the first 12 years of my life in central PA. […]
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Pirates Trade Neil Walker to Mets For Jon Niese

Last night, Ben Zobrist signed a four-year, $56 M deal with the Chicago Cubs. The fallout to that deal seems to be that the second base market is opening up. Today there were rumors that two different teams are looking at Neil Walker as a trade option, although in each case “option” is about the […]
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First Pitch: Previewing the 2015 Winter Meetings For the Pirates

The MLB Winter Meetings start tomorrow and run through Thursday. This is the biggest event of the off-season in terms of potential moves, and in terms of kicking off the action around the league. That already started this past week with the signings of some of the top pitchers on the market, and the action […]
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First Pitch: What is the Right Price For Neil Walker?

I was trying to find the right way to approach the Neil Walker trade rumors in tonight’s article. Part of me wanted to write about the options for the Pirates if they did deal Walker. Part of me wanted to write about the fact that they’ve got a high asking price, and why they should […]
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