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Braves' Markakis gets standing ovation in return to Baltimore

For the better part of a decade, Nick Markakis manned right field for the Baltimore Orioles.In his first plate appearance at Camden Yards as a member of the Atlanta Braves, the Orioles faithful gave him a standing ovation:The right fielder is currently enjoying a productive season with the Braves. He is hitting .286 with 32 RBI in 97 games with Atlanta.He was known as a consistent...
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Former Oriole Markakis returns to Baltimore with Braves

BALTIMORE (AP) Sitting in the visiting dugout at Camden Yards, Nick Markakis felt at home and a bit out of place at the same time. Markakis played his entire major league career with the Orioles before signing during the offseason with the Atlanta Braves, who were in town Monday for the start of a three-game series. ''I'd spent nine years here and I'd never even been in this clubhouse...
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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...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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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June 26, 2015  |  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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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis sets lofty record for outfielders

Following last night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, Nick Markakis of the Atlanta Braves set a record for Major League outfielders that had been intact since 1994. Markakis successfully played in 393 consecutive games in the outfield without making a single error. The record was previously 392, held by Darren Lewis who played with several teams from 1990 to 2002. His record...
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June 19, 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”...
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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

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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