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Nick Markakis Remaining In Atlanta 1 year $6 million


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34 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Assuming that is true...

I thought all the players only wanted the most money?

He's getting $10M from Atlanta if he plays 2 more years there.  Who knows how much more he was offered to play elsewhere.  Maybe there are degrees to how much more money would be an offer he could not refuse.

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Happy for Nick.    Still don’t think he gets to 3K hits.  But if he somehow pulls off around 180 hits for each of the next two years, which would probably result In a high 700 OPS and doesn’t decline any further defensively, maybe he gets two more years somewhere, but still probably comes up short right?   



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9 hours ago, Number5 said:

Nick has a common-sense take on things.  Refreshing.

That's really refreshing. I mean I get why guys like Harper and Machado want to be paid but that's just nice to see. I've missed seeing Nick play everyday the past few years. He's very very unlikely to go to the HoF but he's a legitimate Orioles HoFer and I'd defintiely attend his ceremony. 

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22 hours ago, Number5 said:

Nick has a common-sense take on things.  Refreshing.

Also, this:



Markakis fielded offers from other franchises. He had multiple years and more dollars on the table. He declined in favor of the Braves, an easy call largely thanks to his kids.

“I asked them where they wanted dad to be, and they all said ‘Braves,’” he said. “How could I say no to that?"



To those who say its always just about the money, I say, except when it isn't.   

By the way, the deal is 1/$4 mm for 2019, with a $6 mm team option for 2020 with a $2 mm buyout.   So, it could end up being a 2/$10 mm deal.   Very team-friendly.

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