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Will Markakis sign with the O's before the FA signing begin? (Option Declined)


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Will Markakis resign with the O's before he is eligible to sign with other clubx?  

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  1. 1. Will Markakis resign with the O's before he is eligible to sign with other clubx?

    • Yes, Nick will resign with the O's before he is eligible to sigin with other clubs.
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    • No, will not resign with the O's at all
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    • No, Nick will not resign with the O's before he can sign with other clubs
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I agree. There is a difference between being slow and being a good baserunner. Cal was slower than dirt, but he was a good baserunner because he got good jumps, took the bases at the right angles, etc. JJ is the same way. Nick is slow and also not a good base runner, for whatever reason.

He was about a -3 run baserunner in 2014. A bit below average. But better than De Aza. Maybe the 60th-worst baserunner in MLB, and that was in 700+ PAs, so he's probably not in the bottom 100 on a per-game basis.

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I agree. There is a difference between being slow and being a good baserunner. Cal was slower than dirt, but he was a good baserunner because he got good jumps, took the bases at the right angles, etc. JJ is the same way. Nick is slow and also not a good base runner, for whatever reason.

Nick has been a good baserunner most of his career. This year, he was unbelievably conservative in trying to take an extra base. Here is the percentage of extra bases he has taken in his career (2 bases on a single, 3 on a double):

35%

37%

38%

48%

35%

49%

39%

34%

17%

I can't explain that.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Orioles have declined their portion of a mutual option on OF Nick Markakis for 2015.</p>— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) <a href="

">November 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Nick has been a good baserunner most of his career. This year, he was unbelievably conservative in trying to take an extra base. Here is the percentage of extra bases he has taken in his career (2 bases on a single, 3 on a double):

35%

37%

38%

48%

35%

49%

39%

34%

17%

I can't explain that.

He was about a -3 run baserunner in 2014. A bit below average. But better than De Aza. Maybe the 60th-worst baserunner in MLB, and that was in 700+ PAs, so he's probably not in the bottom 100 on a per-game basis.

That extra muscle he packed on this past offseason, coupled with some age and the baby-daddy factor.....:scratchchinhmm:

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Negotiations progressing to keep Nick Markakis, the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a>' longest-tentured player, in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Baltimore?src=hash">#Baltimore</a>. <a href="http://t.co/8I7lWplGwB">http://t.co/8I7lWplGwB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLB?src=hash">#MLB</a></p>— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) <a href="

">November 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Hoping it's a 2 year deal.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Negotiations progressing to keep Nick Markakis, the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a>' longest-tentured player, in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Baltimore?src=hash">#Baltimore</a>. <a href="http://t.co/8I7lWplGwB">http://t.co/8I7lWplGwB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLB?src=hash">#MLB</a></p>? Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) <a href="
">November 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Hoping it's a 2 year deal.

I'd love to know what the opening terms were from each side.

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