OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
5 days ago

Walker will get consideration as the Mets' leadoff hitter this season on days when Jose Reyes isn't in the lineup, The New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

He didn't hit any higher than second last season for the Mets, and in his career Walker has only eight at-bats from the leadoff spot, but the Mets don't really have any ideal options for the top of the order in their standard starting eight. With Reyes stuck in a super-utility role, however, the team will need someone else to handle the job, and if Walker and his career .339 OBP do see significant action as the leadoff hitter, he could see a slight uptick in his runs scored.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
6 days ago

Extension talks between the Mets and Walker (back), which looked to be close to a three-year deal worth in the vicinity of $40 million, appear to be dead, Mike Puma of the NY Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The sticking point in talks between the two sides is how to or if to restructure the first year of the deal, freeing up money for the Mets thus season. The two sides could re-engage discussions, but for now, negotiations between the Mets and Walker look to be on the far back-burner.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
7 days ago

The Mets and Walker (back) may be close to reaching an agreement on a three-year deal worth in the vicinity of $40 million, SNY.TV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker, who accepted the Mets' one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer in November, was close to inking a similar deal at the time but took the one-year tender offer, enabling the two sides more time to talk. New York has very little second base depth in the organization, having dealt Dilson Herrera to the Reds in the Jay Bruce, as T.J. Rivera or Gavin Cecchini, if he transitioned to the keystone position, would likely be next in line. Walker is coming off a career-year and has expressed his desire to remain in New York, while the Mets will likely take some of the $17.2 million for this year and move it into the future years on the deal.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
3 months ago

Walker (back) accepted the Mets' one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was one of the more intriguing stories to watch given Walker's back surgery in September, but ultimately he decided to stick around for at least another season in the Big Apple. The 31-year-old will likely take over as the Mets' primary second baseman once he's back to full health once again as he looks to build off of his 23-home run season he posted in 113 games last year.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
4 months ago

Walker (back) received a qualifying offer from the Mets on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This situation will be an interesting one to follow given the fact that Walker is coming off of back surgery he underwent in September. There hasn't been an indication about whether he plans to accept the offer or not, although it is worth noting that his market value will decrease now that a draft pick will need to be sacrificed in order to sign him.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
4 months ago

Walker (back) is expected to receive a qualifying offer from the Mets, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker is still recovering from back surgery he had in early September, but when he was healthy, he was a solid option at the keystone for New York. It's unclear whether or not the 31-year-old intends on accepting the offer or not, but should he depart, TJ Rivera and Jose Reyes could be in line to take over at second base.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
4 months ago

The rise in the qualifying offer to $17.2 million may mean that the Mets do not make an offer to Walker (back), the NY Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker, who underwent back surgery Sept. 9 to address a herniated disk, ably filled the Mets' second base spot, albeit not at the production Daniel Murphy had this year. With Dilson Herrera traded to Cincinnati, second base within the organization has no direct pipeline. But if Walker does not return, the Mets could go with some combination of T.J Rivera, Jose Reyes and possibly Gavin Cecchini to fill that position.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
6 months ago

Walker (back) back surgery went as expected Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since the surgery went without a hitch, Walker is expected to have a three-month recovery ahead of him. Fortunately, this puts him on pace to be ready for spring training, so he should be good to go for 2017 as long as everything goes as planned with his rehab process.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
6 months ago

Walker (back) will be placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to make room for Gavin Cecchini on the Mets' 40-man roster, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker will be sidelined for three months following surgery to repair his back. Moving him to the 60-day DL provides the Mets a spot on the 40-man for Cecchini. Walker will be an unrestricted free agent, though it's possible New York gives him a qualifying offer and attempts to sign him for more than a year.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
6 months ago

Walker (back) will undergo surgery and faces a three month recovery, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Surgery had been the expected course of action, and now Walker confirmed the move as he felt he wouldn't have been able to play anywhere near 100 percent if he continued on this year. The three month recovery will eat into the 30-year-old's offseason, but it still leaves plenty of time for him to be back to full health by the time spring training rolls around in March.