The Braves halted another long losing streak at eight games, benefiting from offensive outbursts up and down the lineup in addition to solid relief work to top the Red Sox in the home-and-home finale at Fenway Park. It took a little longer than they would have liked, but the Braves finally have win number five of 2016 in the record books. For once, the hitting and pitching worked...
Via Talking Chop
14 hours ago
BOSTON (AP) The Atlanta Braves ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night as Nick Markakis had three singles, a double and three RBIs. Mallex Smith doubled twice and had an RBI single for the Braves, a big league-worst 5-17. Atlanta won for the first time since April 19 and avoided being swept by the Red Sox in the interleague series, which...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago | Discuss
Since last week every baseball writer and their mother has been writing and tweeting about how hot Nick Markakis is. Newsflash – he’s been hot since 2006. In seven games last week, Nick Markakis went 9-for-25 (.360) with five doubles and eight RBI. He is currently slashing .333/.423/.533 with 12 RBI and seven runs in 45 […] Nick Markakis Has Been “Hot” Since 2006 – Why...
Via Tomahawk Take
10 days ago
MIAMI (AP) Nick Markakis drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves won for the second consecutive night after losing their first nine games, beating Miami 6-4 on Saturday. The Braves came to Miami mired in their worst start since 1988, but they're now 27-12 at Marlins Park and will try for a three-game sweep Sunday. Miami fell to 0-4 at home under first-year manager...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago | Discuss
We didn’t include this in our top 10 storylines to follow during the second half of the season, but perhaps should have. When was Nick Markakis finally going to hit a home run for the Atlanta Braves? Going into Monday’s play, the 31-year-old right fielder had gone 393 plate appearances without hitting a home run. Dating back to last year’s postseason, that was nearly a nine...
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...
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 […]
There’s not a contract agreement yet or even an indication that one is close, but one thing seems clear about this particular baseball offseason: There might not be a larger gap between our perception and the conversations we’re hearing in the real world than in those regarding Nick Markakis. A few weeks ago, it seemed like the […]
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...
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...
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