Tag: Neil Walker
The Akinori Iwamura acquisition made sense at the time, but things have changed. Even if we factor in expected positive regression, Iwamura is likely to provide slightly below average production for the season. At 31-years-old and on a one-year contract, that’s just not very valuable. It is time to replace Iwamura with the rejuvenated Neil Walker.
The Pirates cut eight players from major league camp today, most notably Kevin Hart. Daniel McCutchen will be the team’s fifth starter to start the season. Brian Burres, Hector Gimenez, Chris Jakubauskas, Wil Ledezma, Jean Machi, Brian Myrow and Neil Walker were also sent to minor league camp. [Link]