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Neil Walker | Second Baseman | #20

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
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Mets manager Terry Collins said he's spoken to Jay Bruce and Neil Walker about getting reps at first base.
Collins has hinted at trying Bruce out at first base but this is the first time he's mentioned using Walker in that capacity. Bruce has made three career starts at first but none since 2014 while Walker has never made a big league appearance at first base. Lucas Duda is out with hip issues and it's unclear how long his injuries will linger. Tinkering with lineups and positions is pretty common this time of year so in all likelihood Collins is just doing his due diligence. Feb 25 - 4:55 PM

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According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, "the feeling from the Mets side is the Neil Walker contract extension discussions are probably dead."

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported on Sunday that the two sides were making progress on a contract extension that would potentially run through 2019, but it sounds like there wound up being a big gap in the financial expectations. Walker will make $17.2 million in 2017 after accepting the Mets' one-year qualifying offer in early November. He is scheduled to become a free agent next winter.
Feb 20 - 1:14 PM

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets' extension talks with Neil Walker "have hit a snag."

Carig says "it’s still possible negotiations could heat up once more," but there is nothing imminent at this time. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported on Sunday that the two sides were discussing a new deal that would run through 2019 and be worth "north of $40 million," but there are apparently some disagreements in the details. Walker will earn $17.2 million in 2017 after accepting the Mets' one-year qualifying offer in November. He is currently scheduled to become a free agent next winter.
Source: Newsday
Feb 20 - 11:26 AM

Marc Carig of Newsday was told Monday morning that "nothing is imminent" in the ongoing extension talks between the Mets and Neil Walker.

Walker and his reps met Sunday with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and it sounds like there could be an agreement at some point this spring, but we're not there yet. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported this weekend that the two sides have been discussing a contract extension that would run through 2019 and be worth "north of $40 million." Walker, 31, slugged 23 homers with an .823 OPS in 113 games last season before undergoing back surgery. He accepted the Mets' one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer for 2017.
Feb 20 - 9:29 AM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets and Neil Walker's agent have discussed a contract extension that would run through 2019 and would be worth "north of $40 million."

Walker accepted the club's $17.2 million qualifying offer in November, but the two sides are interested in ripping up that deal and installing a new three-year pact. General manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday that he talked to Walker's agent on Saturday and planned to discuss things with the player himself soon. Walker, 31, hit 23 homers with an .823 OPS in 113 games last season in his first year in New York before undergoing back surgery.
Feb 19 - 3:33 PM

Neil Walker said Wednesday that he has had extension talks with the Mets.

Nothing has come of it, but Marc Carig of Newsday notes that both sides have shown interest in an extension. Walker returned to the Mets this offseason after accepting a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer. He slugged 23 homers with an .823 OPS in 113 games last season before undergoing back surgery. He said he's pain-free this spring and he's open to seeing some time at first base.
Feb 15 - 10:49 AM

Neil Walker has accepted the Mets' one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer.

Eight of the 10 players who were given qualifying offers last week turned them down, but Jeremy Hellickson and now Walker have decided to accept them. Walker's decision isn't a surprising one, as he's 31 and coming off back surgery, so he's opted to take a lucrative one-year deal before trying again for a multi-year deal next winter. The second baseman had a nice season before the back issue cropped up, as he batted .282 with 23 homers and an .823 OPS over 113 games.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Mets and Neil Walker have yet to have any substantive discussions regarding a multi-year contract extension.

Walker has until 5 p.m. ET on Monday to decide whether or not to accept the club's one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer. The 31-year-old is recovering from back surgery, which could give teams on the open market pause when deciding whether or not to go after him. While it doesn't happen often, there's a decent chance he could accept the qualifying offer.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that he met with the agent for free agent second baseman Neil Walker on Wednesday.

Consider this a very, very preliminary meeting. Or as Alderson put it, "Nothing asked, nothing offered." Walker received a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer on Monday. He will have until this coming Monday to make a decision on that offer. If he passes, the Mets would receive a draft pick if he signed with another team. At 31 years old and recovering from back surgery, it is not out of the question that Walker accepts that qualifying offer.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he's planning to meet with Neil Walker's agent later this week.

Alderson and the Mets extended a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer to Walker on Monday, and there's at least a slight possibility the 31-year-old second baseman might accept. The deadline for that decision is next Monday. If Walker rejects the $17.2 million offer, the Mets can pick up a top draft pick should he sign elsewhere. A multi-year deal back in Queens is also a possibility here.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Mets extended a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer to 2B Neil Walker.

Walker might be the most likely of the 10 players receiving qualifying offers to accept, as he's 31 and coming off back surgery. Still, it's a worthy gamble by the Mets, as they can handle paying him $17.2 million for one season. If he rejects the offer, they'll get a draft pick.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Mets activated 2B Neil Walker from the 60-day disabled list.

His place on the 40-man roster has been restored. Walker, who is an impending free agent, underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy in September but expects to be 100 percent for spring training.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 08:27:00 AM

The Mets are expected to give a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer to impending free agent Neil Walker, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

There still appears to be some debate on the topic, as Rubin writes that the decision "has not yet been cemented" for Walker, but the feeling is that they'll ultimately take their chances. The Mets would receive draft pick compensation if Walker declines and signs with another team, but it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if he accepts. As of now, T.J. Rivera could be the favorite for the second base job. Jose Reyes could also figure prominently if David Wright manages to make it back. Walker, 31, batted .282 with 23 homers and an .823 OPS over 113 games this season before undergoing back surgery in September.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Neil Walker underwent a successful lumbar microdiscectomy on Thursday.

Walker was plagued by back issues for much of the second half before the decision was made earlier this month to have season-ending surgery. The second baseman will be a free agent this winter.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Mets placed 2B Neil Walker on the 60-day disabled list with a back injury.

The move clears a spot for September call-up Gavin Cecchini on the 40-man roster. Walker announced last week that he was undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. The impending free agent batted .282/.347/.476 with 23 homers and 55 RBI in 113 game this season.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
4Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Ben Rowen
11Adam Wilk
12Tom Gorzelanny
13Jenrry Mejia