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I think Schoenfield would be in a minority amongst hangouters in wanting to pick up Markakis's option. Nice piece though. I read it on my way into work this morning, and thought it was a nice job of weaving the two together. Also, on Baseball Tonight last night, someone said that they thought the Orioles were poised for a long run in October. Didn't mention Machado's injury at all, so I guess they don't think it's as large of an impediment as many here seem to.

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Not that it's nothing we don't already know. But another reminder that we are lucky to have these two.

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/50828/os-rely-on-steady-duo-of-jones-markakis

FYI, I think (though I could be wrong) that there is a rule against posting the entirety of articles from other sites. You might want to edit that quote down to a few choice sentences about each player.

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FYI, I think (though I could be wrong) that there is a rule against posting the entirety of articles from other sites. You might want to edit that quote down to a few choice sentences about each player.

I think it has to do with copyright rules, you can quote items, but not the whole article, which is why they provide the link to button.

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I think Schoenfield would be in a minority amongst hangouters in wanting to pick up Markakis's option. Nice piece though. I read it on my way into work this morning, and thought it was a nice job of weaving the two together. Also, on Baseball Tonight last night, someone said that they thought the Orioles were poised for a long run in October. Didn't mention Machado's injury at all, so I guess they don't think it's as large of an impediment as many here seem to.

The playoffs would be a crapshoot whether the O's had Machado or not. If Davis and Pearce hit 5 home runs in a 4 game ALDS and play average defense, then they very well could be more valuable than Manny would have been.

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I would say there's a 5% chance they pick up the option. I actually think it's 0%.

I think they are more likely to pay him off then resign him then pick up the option but I think the option option is higher then 5%.

A lot of serious money questions need to be answered this offseason.

The main issue with letting Nick go would be replacing him, I think Lough was looked at as a possibility but his performance this year killed that idea. The Cubans in the minors are not getting it done.

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The playoffs would be a crapshoot whether the O's had Machado or not. If Davis and Pearce hit 5 home runs in a 4 game ALDS and play average defense, then they very well could be more valuable than Manny would have been.

Usually, ALDS, ALCS and WS, depend on stellar pitching and stellar defense with timely hitting.

They are not usual slugfests.

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I think they are more likely to pay him off then resign him then pick up the option but I think the option option is higher then 5%.

A lot of serious money questions need to be answered this offseason.

The main issue with letting Nick go would be replacing him, I think Lough was looked at as a possibility but his performance this year killed that idea. The Cubans in the minors are not getting it done.

I think there are prospects like Yaz in the system, but that's 2016 and beyond, before they have an impact.

Which is why it wouldn't surprise me, if they didn't pick up the option for 2015 for Nick.

Roch was on 105.7 this morning, and making a case for Young as LF for next year.

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I'm not going to use this thread for another discussion of Nick's contract. I think Schoenfield's overriding point is that these are two very durable, steady players, who the team has been able to count on for a long time. It's amazing to think that these two have been roaming RF and CF together for seven seasons. You'd be hard pressed to identify an Orioles outfield duo that started more games together at their respective positions. Bumbry and Singleton didn't. Blair and Frank Robinson didn't. Since Adam arrived in Baltimore, he has started 975 games in CF, and Nick has started 1,013 games in RF in that same time period, in 1101 total games. That means they both started at their respective spots together at least 887 times. Adam missed a fair number of games between 2008-2011, whereas Nick missed a lot of games in 2012 with his two broken bones. So, there have been almost no games where neither one of them started, I'd expect.

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Usually, ALDS, ALCS and WS, depend on stellar pitching and stellar defense with timely hitting.

They are not usual slugfests.

Hitting home runs helps a lot...

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What do you think Markakis would get on the open market? Is their a comparable player out there over the last few years? What team would give him a big contract?

Would he get 5/50 on the open market? I don't see a team out there that would do that. 3/30?

I don't know about 5 years, but I'd think 3/30 is certainly possible, maybe even 3/$36.

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