Latest Update Orioles are expected to declined Markakis' $17.5 million option for 2015 Wed Oct, 15, 08:55 PM
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.
This shouldn't surprise many given that Markakis though steady has not been able to match the production he provided during the 07-09 seasons which earned him this contract. It wouldn't surprise me if the Orioles resign Markakis to a cheaper contract and he still has plenty of seasons as a starting outfielder left him in just not at a 17.5 million dollar price tag.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Markakis did everything you would want from a leadoff hitter, though his teammates managed to drive him in just once.Analyst: Steve Pimental
The two parties aren't going to be discussing contracts in the midst of a postseason run, but it is good to see that they're interested in getting something done. Markakis batted .276 with 14 home runs during the regular season.Analyst: David Kerr
Markakis had himself a nice game on Friday, hitting a home run, along with two RBI's and a run scored. If the Orioles can keep scoring runs at such a high rate, Markakis will likely get plenty of opportunities to score hitting at the top of their lineup. Analyst: Ben Diamond