Tag: Neil Walker

First Pitch: Who Should Bat Second?

At the end of Spring Training, the Pittsburgh Pirates started using Garrett Jones as a number two hitter. I wrote about the topic during...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: 21 Questions to Answer

It's Opening Day, those two sweet words marking an event beloved by fans of all 30 teams. No more frivolous exhibition games or exaggerated...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: The Infield

With Opening Day less than a week away and Spring Training coming to a close in Florida, it seems like an appropriate time to...

Pirates Agree to Terms With Walker and McDonald

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with Neil Walker and James McDonald, per a team announcement. Walker and McDonald were the final two...

Is Cost Certainty Better Than Roster Flexibility?

Is it better to have cost certainty or payroll flexibility when building a team?

First Pitch: The Long-Term Costs Of Arbitration Decisions

The Pittsburgh Pirates exchanged arbitration figures with two players today, giving us a look at what each side is asking for in each individual...

Pirates Exchange Figures With Neil Walker, James McDonald

The Pittsburgh Pirates exchanged arbitration figures with Neil Walker. Jon Heyman has the details. https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/292396495112638464 Walker was projected for $2.9 M, so his estimate salary will...

Who Will Be Tendered an Offer Tomorrow?

Tomorrow night at midnight is the deadline to tender contracts for the 2013 season. Any player who does not have a contract -- arbitration...

MLBTR’s Projected Arbitration Prices For the Pirates

Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors came out with a system last year to project expected arbitration prices. Here were the projections last year,...

Pittsburgh Pirates Season Recap: Second Base

Neil Walker was the steady glove at second base for the majority of the season. He appeared in 101 of the first 103 games...
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