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05-01-2012 12:04 PM #1
Whether Brady stays here, or Nick goes to Cali....
...Markakis should spend the entire off-season working out with Brady. With his new position, Brady may spend more winter time here I suppose, and Nick has a family he wants to spend time with (as does Brady with his little girl), but its time for Nick to ramp it up. I like the guy, he is a very solid all-around player, but we pay him to be more. He is a #2, hitting 3rd (in my opinion), and we need more from him.
EDIT: Last 5 SLG% including one month of 2012:
2012- .384 so far (but how about those first two games! )
Last edited by markdublya; 05-01-2012 at 12:20 PM. Reason: Add SLG %
05-01-2012 12:16 PM #2
Ideally, Brady's role will expand with a lot of players. Markakis is a good candidate.
05-01-2012 12:23 PM #3
05-01-2012 12:25 PM #4
05-01-2012 12:31 PM #5
I hear ya Weams, but you really only need a week (maybe two) together to set the routines and then it is up to Nick to keep it up (or Brady to check in on Skype, haha).
You don't just work hard to get the great contract, you should also bust your ass to justify it on an ongoing basis. I'm not suggesting Nick EVER dogs it on the field, quite the opposite, but there will be a lot of murmurs if his next career year is 2014!
05-01-2012 12:34 PM #6
I'm sure Nick's injury is what is preventing the power this year, fwiw.
05-01-2012 12:35 PM #7
05-01-2012 01:25 PM #8
Interesting - both guys 6 foot one - tons of doubles - both have some speed - good for around 20 dingers a year... up and down but around an 800 OPS. I just wish Markakis actually looked like he weighed the twenty to thirty pounds he supposedly outweighs Brady's playing weight by... I agree with the OP.
05-01-2012 01:36 PM #9
Uh...his SLG is down because his BA is down. Also...BABIP is down and K% is up. When those things work themselves out, he'll probably be around an .800 OPS.
05-01-2012 01:51 PM #10
05-01-2012 01:52 PM #11Plus Member Since 01/11 Major Leagues
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Nick was pretty impressive yesterday in BP at Yankee Stadium...rope after rope into the right field stands. Clearly looked better than the rest of the O's. I know it's BP, but
05-01-2012 02:29 PM #12
05-01-2012 02:35 PM #13Plus Member Since 09/03 Hall of Fame
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Talk to me about this when the year is over. I'm not drawing conclusions about what Nick should do this offseason based on 23 games.
05-01-2012 02:59 PM #14