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Markakis has gone from the Iron man to the glass man in the matter of two years. Just kidding but this sounds like typical Orioles stuff. They thought Reimold's injury was nothing last year too.

It goes both ways though, I remember a lot of folks thinking Jones was heading for the shelf last year with the MRI and visit to the hand specialist and it turned out to be nothing serious. Also remember from last year it was shown that Nick might not need a long ST to be ready so if he feels anything why push it?

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It would be a huge blow to lose Markakis for any significant amount of time.

We had a pretty impressive record to end the season last year and nearly took out the Yankees in the playoffs without him, Reimold or Roberts and with a banged up Hammel.

While Markakis missing any significant time would suck, I think we would be ok without him. Lets just hope we don't have too find out.

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We had a pretty impressive record to end the season last year and nearly took out the Yankees in the playoffs without him, Reimold or Roberts and with a banged up Hammel.

While Markakis missing any significant time would suck, I think we would be ok without him. Lets just hope we don't have too find out.

Out of all of our critical players, he's the most expendable. While he's a very good all-around player, he doesn't cary the team in any one particular capacity, to your point. It would be much harder to replace Jones, Davis, Hardy, Machado, or especially Wieters.

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Out of all of our critical players, he's the most expendable. While he's a very good all-around player, he doesn't cary the team in any one particular capacity, to your point. It would be much harder to replace Jones, Davis, Hardy, Machado, or especially Wieters.
I really have to disagree here. There's no stat for "good ABs", but if there was, Markakis would lead the team. He is always in the top 2 or 3 in OBP for the team, always hits about .300 (only other player that has a shot at .300 is Jones). He can use all fields, hits a ton of doubles. He's the team's most professional hitter IMO.

I agree Markakis our most professional hitter, but I think Wieters, Jones or Hardy would be more difficult to replace, because of the positions they play. The team really struggled without Markakis in June and the first half of July last year, but they played well without him in September because they had a little better OF depth by then (with McLouth having joined the team). I wouldn't want the team to be without Markakis for long, though. Hopefully this turns out to be nothing serious.

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I really have to disagree here. There's no stat for "good ABs", but if there was, Markakis would lead the team. He is always in the top 2 or 3 in OBP for the team, always hits about .300 (only other player that has a shot at .300 is Jones). He can use all fields, hits a ton of doubles. He's the team's most professional hitter IMO.

Well, we saw that this was the case last year when didn't miss a beat without him. I'm not saying I'd be okay with losing Markakis, but I think he's the easiest injury to absorb.

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Well, we saw that this was the case last year when didn't miss a beat without him. I'm not saying I'd be okay with losing Markakis, but I think he's the easiest injury to absorb.

I feel like our offensive production was a lot better with Markakis leading off in the lineup. It would be nice to have everyone healthy for once though.

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Well, we saw that this was the case last year when didn't miss a beat without him. I'm not saying I'd be okay with losing Markakis, but I think he's the easiest injury to absorb.

The O's struggled mightily without Markakis the first time he got hurt last year. They went 15-20 in his absence, after starting the year 29-21. Then they went 34-20 when he came back, and went 15-8 after he got hurt again. Overall, they were 63-41 with Markakis, 30-28 without him. I'd say he was pretty important overall. But I agree the other players you mentioned would he harder to replace (reserving judgment on Machado a bit until he shows how well he plays this year).

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