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Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:37 PM Post
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Per Ken Rosenthal:

Sources: #Mets close to trading 2B Neil Walker to the #Brewers.

Here is a link to Neil Walker's Baseball Reference page.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:45 PM Post
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Love it as long as we aren't giving up a real prospect for a FA to be.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:49 PM Post
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Warning Track Power said:
Love it as long as we aren't giving up a real prospect for a FA to be.


Yeah definitely will hinge on what we give up. As long as it's nothing of any importance, this is fine.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:53 PM Post
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This better be a salary dump for the Mets, I want to give nothing, NOTHING up for this guy...


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:55 PM Post
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Grandy too?


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:57 PM Post
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FA rental. $17.2 M annual salary.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:59 PM Post
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4 weeks late.....


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:04 PM Post
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Sad thing is, Neil will take Sogard's spot and we'll be left with Villar up in pinch hit situations striking out. Would still rather have Sogard to pinch hit and make contact, walk, and play D.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:09 PM Post
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He will fit right in, 569 OPS since the ASB.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:14 PM Post
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Stearns whole approach this season seems half arsed.

Either go for it (i.e go after Darvish Etc.) or sell.

This middle ground crap makes no sense to me.

Neil Walker is not the difference between Brewers being better or worse than the Cubs and Cardinals.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:19 PM Post
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wildcat2237 said:
Stearns whole approach this season seems half arsed.

Either go for it (i.e go after Darvish Etc.) or sell.

This middle ground crap makes no sense to me.

Neil Walker is not the difference between Brewers being better or worse than the Cubs and Cardinals.


Well the guy is a decent hitter and he probably only cost us his remaining contract. I'm sure we gave up nothing at all.

We need a lot more than Webb, Swarzak, and Walker to get back in it but at least in the case of Walker we probably didn't give up anything of value.

Still it's incredible that this team needs to trade for a 2B at all.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:22 PM Post
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I support Stearns approach this season. He is essentially doing a little bit, but sacrificing little. We aren't in position to really buy nor sell.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:23 PM Post
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Villar just starting to heat up too. lol I've always enjoyed Walker as a player.

“There's a fine line between being confident and cocky, or overconfident. This is an extremely humbling game. But if you don't believe in yourself, no one else is going to believe in you.”


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:25 PM Post
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Boomer5 said:
He will fit right in, 569 OPS since the ASB.


Good God you people sure can whine. Some of you simply can't be positive about anything... it's quite something.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:26 PM Post
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Good heavens, what is the point now? Villar is finally starting to heat up with the bat and we make this move now. There's a good chance Walker doesn't even outperform Villar the rest of the year. So even if it's a salary dump, we're going to pay $5M for a guy who is not going to make much difference, and now head into 2018 with Villar as a huge question mark instead of seeing if he can heat up the rest of the way.

I get what they're trying to do but I really don't agree with it. Maybe if we were still 3 up in the division I could get on board, but 3 down...nah. I'd rather have just played it out with Villar and see what happens. The focus should be turning away from 2017 at this point.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:27 PM Post
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KeithStone53151 said:
Boomer5 said:
He will fit right in, 569 OPS since the ASB.


Good God you people sure can whine. Some of you simply can't be positive about anything... it's quite something.


Facts do not equal whining. Sorry you feel otherwise.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:29 PM Post
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I'd like to know from the "sellers" whom exactly the Brewers have to sell that would bring much in return?

Braun's contract is an albatross, he's injury-prone and basically unsellable. Garza isn't valuable to anyone. Villar might have been valuable if he'd hit this year, but he hasn't. Everyone else is either controllable, has their future ahead of them or isn't good enough to merit the effort.

Where's the magic sellable bullet I'm missing?

I'm not pleased Stearns waited this long to add a (middling) piece, but I don't get this "we should sell" vibe either.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:31 PM Post
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KeithStone53151 said:
Boomer5 said:
He will fit right in, 569 OPS since the ASB.


Good God you people sure can whine. Some of you simply can't be positive about anything... it's quite something.


How exactly is he whining? He pointed out that like most of our offense, Walker has struggled with the bat since the AS break. How does mentioning a stat equate to whining?


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:33 PM Post
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Boomer5 said:
KeithStone53151 said:
Boomer5 said:
He will fit right in, 569 OPS since the ASB.


Good God you people sure can whine. Some of you simply can't be positive about anything... it's quite something.


Facts do not equal whining. Sorry you feel otherwise.


Your ops was a fact, the rest was clearly whining.


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Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:34 PM Post
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Looks like Walker will still be owed somewhere around 4.5 million for the last 1.5 months of the season. Mets probably kick in about 1 million and the Brewers still don't give up anything but a sub-fringe prospect.

I like the OBP (.339) and think Walker could be a good fit at the top of the lineup, but he hasn't done that well as a righty hitter this year (.211/.300/.296/.596). But from 2014-2016 he was .283/.344/.427/.771 as a right handed hitter.


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