Description: The Braves and outfield Nick Markakis have agreed to a four-year deal according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: The deal is somewhere in the neighborhood of 44 millions dollars. Markakis will replace Jason Heyward in right field. He hit .276/.342/.386 with 42 extra-base hits, 81 runs and 50 RBI.
10/15/2014 2:09:00 PM
Description: Orioles plan to decline outfielder Nick Markakis his $17.5 million option for 2015 according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Insight: Markakis will receive a $2 million buyout and will become a free agent. The Orioles are still interested in signing him, just not for the amount of money included in his option.
10/11/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis went 3-for-6 with a run scored in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Royals on Friday.
Insight: Markakis doubled to start off the third inning and came around to score the Orioles' first run on Adam Jones' single. That came right after the Royals scored four runs in the top of the inning, so it stole some of the momentum back in the game. Baltimore forced extra innings but lost in the 10th.
10/10/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Orioles' Nick Markakis is in right field and batting lead off in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Royals.
Insight: Baltimore is implementing the same lineup they used in Game 1 of the ALDS. They scored 12 runs in that game.
10/3/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis clubs first home run of postseason.
Insight: After going 2-for-4 in Game 1, Markakis got the scoring going in Game 2, with a two-run shot off of Justin Verlander in the third inning. He is now 3-for-8 during the ALDS with three RBI and three runs scored. Markakis is a fine daily fantasy option.
10/2/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis produces from leadoff spot.
Insight: He led off the game with a single, and ended up scoring the first run on Nelson Cruz's homerun. Markakis finished the night going 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored.
9/23/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with three RBI and a run as the Orioles eliminated the Yankees with a 5-4 victory on Tuesday.
Insight: Markakis has really struggled this month, batting .169, so Baltimore would really like to see their lead off guy start hitting before the playoffs. He has a line of .275/.339/.382 with 40 extra-base hits and 77 runs in 629 at-bats this season.
9/19/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder and leadoff hitter Nick Markakis is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Markakis has been dealing with a shoulder issue that also kept him out of Wednesday's game. The outfielder has been solid, if unspectacular, for Baltimore batting .272 with 12 HR, 44 RBI, 76 runs scored and four steals.
9/6/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Orioles right fielder and leadoff hitter Nick Markakis gets Saturday afternoon off.
Insight: Markakis is hitless in 10 at-bats against Tampa Bay left-hander Drew Smyly. The outfielder has been solid, if unspectacular, for Baltimore batting .279 with 12 HR, 44 RBI, 70 runs scored and four steals. This just isn't a good matchup.
8/31/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 and scored on Sunday in Baltimore's victory over Minnesota.
Insight: Prior to Sunday's game, Markakis struggled against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco in his career, having just one hit in 14 at-bats against him. Markakis was also hitting a terrible .083 in his last 11 games. Hopefully, the right fielder is out of that terrible slump.
8/31/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is just 1-for-14 (.071) is his career against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Markakis leads the AL in plate appearances as the Orioles leadoff hitter, but he's struggling with the bat hitting just .132 over the past two weeks and should be avoided in the unfavorable matchup.
8/25/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis had his first hit in six games Monday against Tampa Bay and it was a two-run homer.
Insight: Markakis hit .415 with four doubles, three homers, five RBI, 12 runs and 10 walks in his first 16 games of August before hitting a 0-for-20 skid. After going 1-for-5 with a homer Monday, he's hititng .285 with 12 home runs, 44 RBI 64 runs and a .750 OPS.
8/10/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has gone 17-for-39 (.436) with two doubles, two homers, three RBI, eight walks and seven runs in August, including 4-for-5 Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Markakis has reached base at a ridiculous .556 clip in 10 games this month. He hit just .231 in July but has been above .284 in every other month this season.
8/5/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is a career .435 hitter (20-for-46) with a pair of home runs versus Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Markakis has homered in back-to-back games. He is having a productive season, batting .287 with 10 homers, 39 RBI and 54 runs scored as the Orioles leadoff hitter. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
7/25/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is a career .464 hitter (13-for-28) against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Markakis is having a productive season, batting .290 with seven homers, 34 RBI and 50 runs scored as the Orioles leadoff hitter. The prohblem is even if he gets on will anyone knock him in against the best pitcher in the AL.
6/12/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is a career .429 hitter (18-for-42) with a couple of homers against Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Markakis is rebounding from an off 2013, batting .302 with six homers, 27 RBI, 28 runs scored and a .779 OPS. He's continued his hot hitting into June and should be in lineups on Thursday in this favorable matchup.
6/9/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis extended his hitting streak to 14 games Monday against Boston.
Insight: Markakis went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. He's hitting .312 with six homers, 26 RBI, 28 runs and an .800 OPS.
6/8/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is hitting .324 against left-handed pitchers this season and .417 in his career against Oakland lefty Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Markakis is a career .293 hitter, but he's never had an average better than .306 in any season. He's at .308 with five homers, 24 RBI, 27 runs and a .785 OPS this year.
6/1/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis will return to the lineup Sunday, according to Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com.
Insight: Markakis sat out yesterday due to a stiff neck and is serving as the DH Sunday. He's hitting an even .300 with three homers, 18 RBI, 22 runs and a .750 OPS this year.
5/27/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is just 4-for-34 (.118) against Brewers starter Matt Garza.
Insight: Markakis has improved on last season's numbers, but he's still not producing as he did from 2007-2009 when he was an everday fantasy outfielder. Tuesday's matchup should be avoided.
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