Pirates Neil Walker Joins The @RumbunterPodcst S5 Ep3

Mar 9, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates Neil Walker (18) throws out Minnesota Twin

Pittsburgh Pirates Neil Walker has joined the RumBunter podcast several times.  We have always tried to provide a different angle.  You know, some-not-so focused on just the Neil Walker that everyone knows. We like to call it Neil Walker Insight™.  However, despite the best of intentions, it’s just too hard to escape discussing the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pirates trust that the third time is the charm this season. Neil Walker had a monster season in 2014 just like it was predicted by Smitty on RumBunter, and will attempt to do it again in 2015.

All winter, the Pirates have added to the depth of the organization with interesting acquisitions.  Now as spring training is in full swing, Pirates fans have been told that the Pirates roster is, on paper at least, the best of the Neal Huntington era.  So how does Walker feel about the roster?

Mar 11, 2015; Clearwater, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates Neil Walker (18) warms up before the start of the spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

How does he feel about the impact Jung Ho Kang will have on the Pirates, and does Walker know how to say “I got it!” so that Kang can understand it?  There’s also some good discussion is staying in touch with old teammate Garrett Jones, and former bench coach Jeff Banister.

Other topics on the show include some interesting ones -Walker also discusses fishing, dining out, and finally, did you ever wonder how many autographs Neil Walker signs in a season?  We try to get that answer for you.

The Bucs will begin their chase for a third consecutive MLB Postseason appearance.  The Pirates will start the season on the road against the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers.

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