Tag: Neil Walker

First Pitch: The Lack of Third Base Depth

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Brent Morel off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The move isn't exactly inspiring. Morel doesn't have good offensive...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Spring Training Preview: The Infield

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be kicking off Spring Training this Thursday. To get ready for Spring Training, we will be previewing one set of...

First Pitch: This is Where the Pirates Need to Spend Money

A few years ago, we asked Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly if the team could eventually afford a $70-80 M payroll. He answered that...

Pirates and Neil Walker, Vin Mazzaro Avoid Arbitration

The Pittsburgh Pirates and second baseman Neil Walker will sign a one year deal for $5.75 M according to Rob Biertempfel, avoiding arbitration. They...

Six Pirates File For Arbitration

The MLB Players Association announced today that 146 players have filed for arbitration. That list includes all six Pirates who were eligible: Pedro Alvarez,...

First Pitch: Changing My View on Neil Walker

Over the weekend I was talking with John Dreker, who brought up an interesting question. He asked me whether the 2012 season for Neil...

First Pitch: When Should Players Change Positions?

There are two types of questions I get often involving players changing positions. Usually the questions surround a position of immediate need for the...

Toronto Asked For Neil Walker in Return For Adam Lind

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Toronto Blue Jays were approached by the Pittsburgh Pirates about first baseman Adam Lind, but that talks quickly...

Who Will Be Tendered a Contract by the Pirates Today?

Tonight (Monday night) at midnight is the deadline to tender contracts for the 2014 season. Any player who does not have a contract --...
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