Latest Update Orioles and Nick Markakis have made significant progress on a four-year deal Thu Nov, 13, 10:48 AM
Is a natural hitter with a great batting eye, patience, and solid power. A doubles and RBI machine, he's very consistent and durable as a hitter. Boasts an elite throwing arm.
Flaws: : While highly consistent at the plate, he lacks ideal home-run power for a corner outfielder. He also doesn't steal a lot of bases, so he's not an ideal table-setter either.
Everyone involved has been fairly confident that the two sides will amicably meet and Markakis will sign a new deal with the Orioles very soon. It sounds as if they are just dotting the "I's" and crossing the "T's" at this point so expect everything to be settled soon.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Gold Glover has been consistent at the dish over his career and obviously has done his part in playing a superb right field. The ball appears to be in the Orioles court, a team that has a lot of players to pay this offseason. The question remains, what is the veteran leader Markakis worth to management? Analyst: Dom Murtha
The Orioles bought out Markakis' option for $2 million, instead of paying him the $17.5 million he would have earned in 2015. He is able to resign with the team, but the idea in the Baltimore front office is to get him at a lesser salary. Markakis is a solid player but only popped 14 homers last season, and posted a nice but not spectacular .276/.342/.386 triple slash line with four steals.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson