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Heyman | Brewers acquire Neil Walker from Mets

FLUSHING, NY - MAY 24: New York Mets Second base Neil Walker (20) throws out San Diego Padres Outfield Allen Cordoba (17) in the top of the sixth inning of a regular season National League game between the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets on May 24, 2017, at Citi Field in Flushing, NY. (Photo by David Hahn/Icon Sportswire)
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The Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets have agreed to a trade that will send second baseman Neil Walker to Milwaukee, sources tell FanRag Sports. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports was the first to report that a deal was close.

The 31-year-old infielder entered play on Saturday hitting .264/.339/.442 with 10 homers, 13 doubles and 27 RBIs over 73 games. He missed a chunk of the summer after suffering a torn hamstring attempting to leg out a hit.

A reported deal between the Mets and Yankees involving Walker at the non-waiver trade deadline was reportedly nixed over medical records, though the veteran second baseman has since assured he’s just fine.

With Walker heading to Milwaukee, he has exclusively played in the National League over his career.

Prior to going to the Mets in 2016 via trade, he spent his first seven MLB seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Mets are still cleaning house, dealing Walker after already shipping out Lucas Duda (Rays), Addison Reed (Red Sox) and Jay Bruce (Indians).

Once hot, the Brewers have since trickled back since the second half of the season opened up. An inconsistent offense and failure to produce with runners in scoring position have pushed the Brewers back to even at 59-59 entering Saturday, with Milwaukee looking to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Mets enter the weekend in the logjam of the NL East and nine games under .500 at 52-61. The club’s pitching staff has been decimated by injuries, with six starters currently on the disabled list.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Jemo

    Aug 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Terrible article. It doesn’t mention who the Mets received for Walker. Were they so charitable that they simply gave him away?

  2. don iarussi

    Aug 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    It will be so much fun to watch the Mets without Duda, Bruce, reed, walker…..NOT
    I HOPE THEY ARE RESPECTFUL ENOUGH TO NOT TRADE GRANDERSON. HE IS AN ICON IN NYC…I WISH THEY WOULD FIRE COLLINS AND HIRE GRANDERSON AS MANAGER OR HITTING COACH

    • Stu Gotz

      Aug 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      They need to trade grandyman so they could spend the money in free agents for 2018 and beyond. true the Mets need a new manager and batting coach but grandy will not be that man.That is about a combined $14 million in salary that has been dumped in the last two weeks.we are up to 78 million off the books to spend.
      We can have five closers in the bullpen. Sign Closer Davis Familia ..bring back Reed.. Rojas and sign lefty fireballer McGee..crafty slow pitch Blevins 5 closers and Blevins.. best bullpen in baseball. And you still have enough money to sign Moustakas for third base and JD Martinez for right field.Trade Cabrera. We could have over 80 million dollars to spend in free agents next year. Bring back Reyes as a utility infielder. If we can keep 4 starting pitchers healthy next year we will win the World Series.

  3. Jacob Wang

    Aug 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Returning to the NL Central–former Pirate who also grew up in Pittsburgh

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