Mets Deal Neil Walker To Brewers

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Neil Walker
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Neil Walker /

The Mets continue to rebuild as they give up Neil Walker and cash for a player to be named later.

Rumors of the trade leaked out before the Mets played the Phillies on Saturday. However, the Mets did not officially announce the trade until this tweet after the game.

The Mets have openly been trying to trade Walker. The Mets and Yankees almost made a deal for the infielder before it fell through at the deadline. 

It took until after the deadline to ship Walker away.

The Brewers are a great fit for Walker.

The Brewers were sitting pretty in first place for most of the season. However, since after the All-Star break, they have the worst record in the majors.

The deal is made at an opportune time for both teams.

Milwaukee has fallen, but not too far out as they trail in their division by just two games. One of

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their weakest links has been second base.

Before acquiring Walker, second base was shared between Eric Sogard and Johnathan Villar.

Walker is expected to come in and make an immediate impact for the Brew Crew as they try to push for the playoffs.

As for the Mets, they made it apparent Walker was not part of their future plans.

Dealing Walker shows they are confident in their infield depth.

Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores, and Jose Reyes are capable of playing the position.

Cabrera and Flores could also play third where Neil had sometimes begun to play as well.

With all the constant shuffling around, the Mets figured it would be easier to pay for Walker to go play elsewhere.

The fan base thought the Mets were trying to save money like in the Jay Bruce trade.

Oddly, the Mets are helping pay for Walker to play in Milwaukee.

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The Mets have fallen way out of contention so it is not surprising they want to trade their older more expensive players and see what they have with the younger players.

The Mets infield got a little less crowded right before the Subway Series beginning on Monday.

Neil Walker commented on the trade and thanked the Mets for the opportunity on Twitter.