Mets Season in Review: Neil Walker
Contract Status and Trade Rumors
Accepting the Mets qualifying offer of 1 year and $17.2 million, it’s a bit of a risk if you look at it from an endurance standpoint.
If Walker is healthy, he will produce both offensively and defensively. Especially in a contract season coming up, Walker will want to sign a long term deal in the offseason.
He’s a very good fit for New York because of his intangibles. Being a very good defender and adding some power to the top of the order, New York will have some thumpers in the lineup this year.
As for trade rumors, the only way I could see the Mets dealing Walker, or even listening to offers, is if something goes wrong and they don’t pan out this year. That being said, I don’t expect that to happen.
Look for New York to come to a long term deal either during the season, or after, depending on the health and production of Walker.