O’s Links: Let’s Talk Nick

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Birdland is abuzz this week, as rumors of Nick Markakis’ imminent departure from Baltimore seem to be flying at us from all directions. While many fans are up in arms about losing an Oriole favorite, others are preaching patience and trying to explain that maybe, just maybe, Nick isn’t as valuable to the team as some are making him out to be.

Let’s take a look at what folks are saying about Markakis…

What are We Missing About Nick Markakis?

Fangraphs’ Mike Petriello can’t figure out why the Orioles – or ANY team, for that matter – might give Nick Markakis a big contract. He comes at it with an open mind. LINK

What Would Orioles do if Markakis Leaves?

Should Nick go, CSNBaltimore’s Rich Dubroff says the other options aren’t exactly appealing. LINK

Markakis Meets with Braves

Ah, the always interesting “home town” connection. Sounds familiar…


What if Nick Goes to the Yankees?

Drew Forrester lays out the worst-case scenario, because he’s a sadist. LINK

5 Options to Replace Cruz & (Maybe) Markakis

Our own Jonathan French lays out five potential options for the Orioles to replace the hole left by Nelson Cruz, and, perhaps, Nick Markakis. LINK

O’s Should Show Markakis the Love

In Tuesday’s Section 336 Daily, Josh says the O’s need to show Nick the love. LINK

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