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DraftKings: David Ortiz, Nick Markakis Lead Tom Caron’s Fantasy Lineup

What better way to kick off July than with some fantasy baseball? DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an opportunity to challenge Red Sox host Tom Caron in the sport that he knows best. Here’s what you’re up against in TC’s lineup for Wednesday, July 1: Pitchers...
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Nick Markakis’ record errorless streak ends at 398 games

As the cliché goes, all good things must come to an end. That lesson was learned again on Thursday, when Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis saw his record of 398 games without an error come to an end in the first inning of the Braves ugly 7-0 loss against the Washington Nationals. Leading off in the bottom of the first, Denard Span singled to Markakis in right field. Markakis...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles doing fine without Nick Markakis

During free agency the Baltimore Orioles surprisingly let veteran Nick Markakis walk to the Atlanta Braves. The club seems to have held the belief that they could replace what Markakis might offer the team for less than the four year, $44 million contract that he signed with Atlanta. But if you look at the stats of the corner outfielders who have been used to replace Markakis, that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Braves, Billy Burns, 3B Coaches, more

Nick Markakis isn’t clearing fences. In his first season in Atlanta, the erstwhile Oriole is without a home run in 294 plate appearances. Despite the paucity of power, he’s been the Braves cleanup hitter in 31 games. Don’t scoff. Markakis has a .314./.404/.407 slash line batting out of the four-hole, Overall, he’s slashing .298/.393/.361. Even […]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Nick Markakis sets all-time record for errorless streak

As Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman's consecutive games played streak came to an end on Thursday, another Braves player kept an impressive consecutive games streak of his own going and set an MLB record in the process. After completing the Braves game against the Red Sox on Thursday night without an error, two-time Gold Glove winner Nick Markakis set the record for the...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis’ Surge Still Can’t Justify Long Contract

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 03: Nick Markakis #22 of the Atlanta Braves hits a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 3, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Eyebrows were raised when the Atlanta Braves signed former Baltimore Oriole Nick Markakis to a four-year contract last offseason....
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Nick Markakis approaching career-long home run drought

Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis has hit 141 home runs in his MLB career, but none of those have been hit in 2015. In fact, Markakis hasn't hit a homer since Oct. 3 of last year, when he was a member of the Baltimore Orioles. The 31-year-old has hit double-digit home runs in all nine of his prior seasons in the majors, but he seems to have lost some power from his swing...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Need More Power from Homerless Markakis

Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis reacts to a strike in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Reds won 5-1. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) After spending the first nine years of his career as a steady force in right field for the Baltimore Orioles, Nick Markakis got a change of scenery when he moved to Atlanta this...
Via The Sports Journal
May 22, 2015  |  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. Source: OF Nick Markakis agrees to four-year deal with Atlanta Braves. Dollars unclear, but sides discussed a deal in neighborhood of $44M. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 3, 2014   When people hear the name “Nick Markakis”...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves cause head scratching with Nick Markakis signing

Over the last few days, rumors circulated that the Braves were pushing hard to sign Nick Markakis, so this morning, Mike Petriello wrote up a piece on Markakis’ value, questioning just MLB teams see in him that we don’t see. He didn’t find an answer, and besides durability, I don’t really have one either, but […]
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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