By Gem Tablak
Mets 2nd baseman Neil Walker could of very well played his last game in a Mets uniform as it looks like Walker is going to opt to go for season ending back surgery to repair the herniated disk in his back, manager Terry Collins told the media after last night’s win vs. the Marlins.
Originally it looked like Alderson was doing some damage control & backtracking some of what Collins said the night before about the injury being a cause for long term concern. Both the GM & manager did however state that Walker should be able to play through the pain. That is clearly no longer an option.
The last cause for concern with this injury is, how do the Mets approach Walker & the 2nd base position next season? I think the Mets wanted to bring Walker back for 3 more years but also this team has dealt with their fair share of back injuries & I don’t know if the smartest thing would be to re-sign another player with a back condition.