OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
3 months ago

Walker (back) is expected to undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season, Marc Carig of News Day reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker has been dealing with back issues since mid-August, and been out of action since Saturday. The Mets originally indicated they were just being cautious with the veteran infielder, but the issue has turned out to be more serious than originally thought. With Walker out, Wilmer Flores figures to assume second base duties. Walker will finish the year with 23 home runs in 113 games.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
3 months ago

Walker (back) is experiencing numbness in his legs and feet due to his herniated disc, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets have continued saying that they're going to be careful with Walker, who's been dealing with back issues since mid-August. However, there's yet to be an indication regarding whether or not he'll end up on the disabled list. While Walker is out, look for Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores to share time at second base.

OUTNeil Walker
2B NYM
3 months ago

Walker (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Walker continues to nurse a herniated disc in his back, which is leading to weakness in his foot. The Mets are taking a day-to-day approach to handling the situation, and with rosters set to expand, a DL move seems unlikely.