The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


The 2015 drought is over: Nick Markakis has hit a home run

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...
Via The Outside Corner
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

On Nick Markakis and Defensive Metrics

Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves signed Nick Marakis to a four year, $45 million contract. As Mike Petriello noted, the deal just doesn’t make much sense from a numerical perspective, since nearly every piece of evidence we have is that Markakis just isn’t that valuable of a player. I’ve previously compared Markakis to Nori Aoki, and […]
Via Fangraphs
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis Leaves Orioles, Agrees To Four-Year Contract With Braves

ATLANTA — Free agent outfielder Nick Markakis and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a four-year contract, pending a physical. The team announced the move Wednesday night. The 31-year-old Markakis spent the first nine years of his career with the Baltimore Orioles. This past season, he batted .276 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs. Markakis fills a void left...
December 03, 2014  |  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

What Are We Missing About Nick Markakis?

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles rumors: Crucial free agency decisions loom

Three key members of the Orioles playoff run in 2014 are in danger of leaving during this off-season. Nick Markakis, Nelson Cruz, and Andrew Miller are free agents who are already garnering interest from teams around the league. These free agents will test the Orioles front office and their commitment to winning, as upcoming decisions on key players will give them the opportunity...
November 28, 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

Braves News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker