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Phillies trade rumors: Nick Markakis?

Would the Phillies trade for Atlanta's expensive and power-less veteran? Everyone knows the Phillies need help in the outfield, and there aren't any angels, whether they be Angels of the Los Angeles variety or the kind you'd find in a kids film, that are arriving with any haste. Yes, Cody Asche is working his way back from a strained oblique, and he could be back with the team in...
Via The Good Phight
17 hours ago

Atlanta Braves news and links: Trades, mock drafts, and managerial speculation

We've got trade rumors, mock drafts, and a potential managerial candidate to discuss. It's a busy Monday for Braves news. BRAVES NEWS Braves win series but lose finale to Phillies The Braves may be leaving Philadelphia and returning to Atlanta with a series victory over the Phillies, but they won't be leaving with a sweep after Philadelphia cruised to a 5-0 victory on Sunday...
Via Talking Chop
23 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: The Royals and Phillies may be interested in Nick Markakis

The Royals and Phillies are two teams who badly need help in right field right now. Could they come see the Braves about possibly acquiring Nick Markakis? In the offseason preceding the 2015 campaign, the Braves signed Nick Markakis to a 4-year, $44 million contract. It was a head-scratcher of a move at the time, since it didn't really make a ton sense for a team in rebuilding mode...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Royals Whispers: KC Interested In Jay Bruce, Nick Markakis

Royals rumors around the league indicated the team is interested in right fielders Jay Bruce and Nick Markakis, according to Boston Globe Reporter Nick Cafardo. If true, these whispers suggest that Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore is looking for offensive help for his team. However, I doubt this report is due to Alex […] Royals Whispers: KC Interested In Jay Bruce...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Phillies rumors: Club 'looking' at Nick Markakis

The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly among a few teams interested in veteran outfielder Nick Markakis.
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Points Leagues: You Can Have Your Markakis And Eat It Too

Preseason I was telling anyone that would listen to draft Nick Markakis. I had him ranked as the 35th best outfielder in standard points leagues. While 37 is well outside the top ten, or even twenty, in twelve team leagues that start three outfielders he becomes a borderline starter. Most leagues will start four outfielders, moving Markakis squarely into a starting role. For those...
Via Razzball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Markakis misses game because of family emergency

NEW YORK (AP) Braves right fielder Nick Markakis has left the team because of a family emergency. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said before Wednesday's game against the Mets that Markakis had headed home to Maryland. The veteran is expected to be back in time for Friday's home game against Arizona. Atlanta is off Thursday. Chase d'Arnaud is starting in right field and Mallex Smith is...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves continue to baffle, sign Nick Markakis for four years

I don’t know what the Atlanta Braves are doing this winter. They just signed former Oriole Nick Markakis to a four-year deal worth $44 million. Jeff Passan reports via Twitter, "Nick Markakis agrees to four-year deal with Atlanta Braves. Dollars unclear, but sides discussed a deal in neighborhood of $44M." When people hear the name “Nick Markakis”, they’re likely thinking...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Markakis served pie after walk-off hit ... literally

Your browser does not support iframes.After Baltimore Orioles first baseman Nick Markakis hit the game-winning single in Saturday night's 10-inning 3-2 walk-off win over Kansas City, he was rewarded with some cream pie - and not to the face. As Markakis was giving his postgame interview, teammate J.J. Hardy approached him from behind with the pie and a spoon, politely offering Markakis...
Via Holdout Sports
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis: A-wrist-ed development?

Nick Markakis was the one player on the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 and 2008 that teams did not want to face at the plate. After a very good rookie campaign in 2006, Markakis became a star in the next two seasons and compiled 11.6 rWAR during those two seasons (10.6 fWAR). In 2013, this same Nick Markakis became one of the least valuable players in baseball with -0.1 WAR on both...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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