Tag: Neil Walker

Pirates Have High Price For Neil Walker

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles had trade talks involving Neil Walker at the GM meetings last week according to Rob Biertempfel. He reports that the talks quickly broke down due to the high asking price from the Pirates. Since it is early in the off-season, there shouldn’t be any rush to move Walker, so a […]
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2015 Second Base Recap: Neil Walker’s Days in Pittsburgh Seem Numbered

If Neil Walker was born in Bradenton, or Kansas, or California, or anywhere outside of the Pittsburgh area, then this off-season might have a different tone. Walker is a good player, but not a great player. He’s a great guy, and very insightful, which combined with the fact that he’s from Pittsburgh is why news […]
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First Pitch: Should the Pirates Bring Back Walker and Alvarez in...

These days, you don’t even need to look at the opposing lineup card to tell if the Pirates are going up against a left-handed pitcher. On most nights, if Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez are out of the lineup, that usually means the opponents are going with a left-hander on the mound. I’ve written many times […]
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The Month of July is Very Good for Neil Walker

So far this July, Neil Walker is hitting .362 with a .935 OPS. That is compared to his June, where he slumped with a .247 batting average and .701 OPS. Last week, Tim Williams wrote that the Pirates are getting the best version of Neil Walker at the perfect time, and I felt that this […]
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Pirates Are Getting the Best Version of Neil Walker at the...

The Pirates have seen mixed results from their offense this year. At times, the group will look like one of the best offenses in the league. Other times, they will look closer to the worst offense in the league. And overall they’ve trended a bit closer to the latter, with a .305 wOBA that ranks […]
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Patience Crucial to Offensive Turnaround

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost for the fifth consecutive game Wednesday as the Cincinnati Reds beat them 3-0. They mustered seven hits in the game with four reaching scoring position but the Pirates couldn’t come up with the hit necessary to score. Wednesday’s loss dropped the Pirates to 12-15 on the season and many are already […]
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Hitting with Runners in Scoring Position Next Step for Pirates Offense

Andrew McCutchen stepped to the plate in the fourth inning of last Friday’s game and promptly fell behind in the count 0-2. Milwaukee right-hander Jimmy Nelson threw a called first strike and induced a swing and miss with a high slider that started inside but ran out of the strike zone. There were men on […]
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All of the Key Moments in the Pirates’ Home Opener Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers today in their home opener at PNC Park, bringing their record to 3-4 on the season. The...

Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was driving home from a busy day at Pirate City and suddenly it hit me “Oh yeah, today is Friday. I didn’t do the Q&A.” It wasn’t going anywhere. […]
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Five Pirates Among the Top 100 Players Right Now

On Wednesday night, MLB Network began their top 100 countdown of current Major League players. The countdown consisted of five shows, each an hour long, shown over the last three days. Andrew McCutchen was obviously the highest rated player from the Pittsburgh Pirates, but his spot could surprise people a little based on previous rankings […]
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