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Can the Orioles afford not to re-sign Markakis?

Twice in his three years as Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, Dan Duquette has extended a frontline player. Both times it wasn’t expected. In May 2012, the Orioles reached a six-year contract extension with Adam Jones, precluding him from going the free agent route and showing that the team was serious about contending. Two weeks ago, Duquette delivered...
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MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

Nick Markakis Position: Right Fielder Bats: Left, Throws: Left Age: 31 2014 Snapshot While Nick Markakis didn’t return to his old self this year, he did bounce back significantly from a sub-replacement level season in 2013. He had solid seasons on both offense and defense, improving his wRC+ from 88 to 106 while improving most of his defensive metrics by a few runs as well. His...
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Should Mets Pursue Nick Markakis?

Devin asks… What do you think about signing Nick Markakis for the outfield? I know we’re not signing anyone big, but he shouldn’t cost that much. Joe D. replies… First of all, I’m not entirely sure that Markakis will hit free agency. Sure his $17.5 million option was declined by the Orioles, but he’s very popular with the fans and a few Baltimore writers think the two...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: Nick Markakis to New York?

If Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis becomes a free agent, his OBP of .342 (career .358) would make him an attractive leadoff hitter for the Mets, speculates Joel Sherman of the New York Post. That's a big "IF," and he wouldn't come cheap.#457128086 / gettyimages.comAlthough Markakis and the Os have a mutual option for 2015, Sherman says the Os will...
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Why Nick Markakis would be a good fit for Mets

Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an excuse? Would they like someone younger? Sure. Again, good luck finding the perfect guy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles plan to extend qualifying offer to Cruz, decline Markakis option

The Orioles are interested in re-signing outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz and outfielder Nick Markakis, but with the Orioles still ensconced in the playoffs, it seems the team will likely have to make one-year calls on both players, and word is the team plans to extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to Cruz, but decline Markakis' $17.5 million option. Neither decison comes as a surprise...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Markakis savors long-awaited trip to playoffs

BALTIMORE -- Nick Markakis endured the lean years with the Baltimore Orioles, suffering through one losing season after another during the worst stretch in franchise history. If that wasn't bad enough, when the Orioles finally turned things around in 2012, Markakis sat out the playoffs with a broken thumb. Now, nine years into his major league career, the 30-year-old right fielder...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Nick Markakis back in lineup

The Baltimore Orioles lost to the New York Yankees on Monday night. Even with the loss, the Orioles are 93-63 on the season, first in the American League East. The Orioles managed just a single and struck out 11 times off four Yankees' pitchers. There was some good news for the Orioles, as Nick Markakis was back in the lineup in right field. #455501126 / gettyimages.comOur...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Nick Markakis out with sore shoulder

After being hit with a pitch in last night's game, Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis is out of the lineup with a sore shoulder. Brittany Ghiroli is reporting that though he is out of the lineup tonight, he is expected to be back in the lineup by the weekend. Markakis will be back in the lineup after Thursday's off day. He is pretty sore after being hit under shoulder blade...
Via MLB Injury News
September 17, 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...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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