How Mets see Neil Walker fitting in long term

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How Mets see Neil Walker fitting in long term

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Why Mets and Neil Walker have momentum for multi-year deal 0:0 PORT ST. LUCIE — Neil Walker would like to believe... PORT ST. LUCIE — Neil Walker has been clear in his desire to stay with the Mets long term, and the two sides continue to broach the possibility.

On Sunday, general manager Sandy Alderson admitted he had spoken to Walker’s agents the previous day and soon planned to chat with the veteran second baseman on the topic of an extension.

As of Sunday night, no deal was imminent. A source indicated last week a three-year deal worth about $40 million had been discussed in the offseason.

The Mets view the 31-year-old Walker as somebody who may materialize as a super-utility player long term, shuffling between second base, third and first as needed.

Walker accepted the Mets’ qualifying offer last offseason worth $17.2 million for 2017. Last year he was among the Mets’ most productive offensive players before undergoing September surgery for a herniated disk in his back.

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