Orioles have declined Nick Markakis' $17.5 million option for 2015.
The $17.5 million price tag is too steep for a player of his caliber. Markakis hit 14 home runs, knocked in 50 runs, and hit .276 in 2014. Markakis is a fan and organization favorite, and a return to Baltimore at a lower price is a very real possibility.
Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile