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Tragedy
01-17-2009, 09:19 PM
The Baltimore Sun reports that Nick Markakis and the Orioles are close to agreeing to a six-year contract extension worth around $65 million.
Markakis is arbitration eligible for the first time, so the newspaper expects a deal to be announced before figures must be submitted to the commissioner's office Tuesday. The seventh overall pick in the 2003 draft, Markakis has emerged as one of the best all-around outfielders in baseball and hit .306/.406/.491 with 20 homers, 10 steals and 99 walks in 157 games last season. A six-year deal would buy out his first three seasons of free agency, keeping Markakis under the Orioles' control through the age of 30.
Source: Baltimore Sun
Source: Rotoworld.com

Driven
01-17-2009, 09:56 PM
If that's true, that's a Hell of a deal.

srhorioles
01-17-2009, 09:58 PM
thank god we got this done

bmurphy28
01-17-2009, 10:45 PM
o god please!!!!

sboy2012
01-17-2009, 11:15 PM
Get it done Andy!

tymonic1
01-17-2009, 11:23 PM
nice...is it 65 mil gaurenteed or is that with incentives

Brendan
01-18-2009, 12:34 AM
I dont care how much it is just lock him up

Dashtary
01-18-2009, 10:28 AM
yes, finally!!!!!!!!!
hey guys just wondering, why that 6 years doesnt start adding at the point of the end of his contract?

bigity b
01-18-2009, 10:47 AM
hat tip to McPhail. Perhaps this will get BRob to resign on that $10 mil per yr contract that's been floating around.

bshone
01-18-2009, 01:49 PM
Assuming MacPhail gets this done, can anyone think of a single action MacPhail has taken so far that hadn't made sense? I'm sure that we all have some moves that we may not agree with completely, but I'm impressed with his ability to be patient yet still get these kinds of things done.

It's like night and day compared to our previous front office...

Brendan
01-18-2009, 01:58 PM
MacPhail is the most underrated baseball mind in MLB. What he has done with the O's is absolutely amazing

O's Boy15
01-18-2009, 02:30 PM
MacPhail is the most underrated baseball mind in MLB. What he has done with the O's is absolutely amazing

Exactly right, he is the best mind in baseball:cool::clap::):D

EricU812
01-18-2009, 02:34 PM
If we have the best mind in baseball and finish dead last again, I'm not going to be happy....but for now signing Nick long term if a hell of a deal.

Brendan
01-18-2009, 02:42 PM
You cant compete just like that Eric. MacPhail is BUILDING a team that will compete for a long time. Just be patient

Driven
01-18-2009, 10:55 PM
EDIT: meh

Brendan
01-18-2009, 10:56 PM
It will pay off tho

TheDuckman
01-19-2009, 09:12 PM
Source: Rotoworld.com

I have a man crush on Markakis...I feel much better now. He is unreal.

bmurphy28
01-20-2009, 12:12 PM
It is official now....


According to the Baltimore Sun, Nick Markakis and the Orioles have agreed to terms on a six-year, $66 million contract extension that's expected to be finalized once he takes a physical exam later this week.

The newspaper reports that the deal will include additional incentives and a limited no-trade clause while keeping the 25-year-old Markakis in Baltimore through 2014. Markakis was already under the Orioles' control for the next three seasons, so the extension would take care of his first three years of free agency.


Source: Baltimore Sun

vetoedbyangelos
01-22-2009, 04:48 PM
I think this pretty much solidifies the fact that Roberts won't be coming back. Hate to sound like a pessimist, but Roberts will undoubtedly want more money than Markakis. He's established in the league, he hits tons of doubles, and he steals lots of bases. Not only that, he needs to be persuaded with Angelos' checkbook to stay because he's sick of all the losing. That's not going to happen. I think MacPhail is ready to move on, even if it is a year too late to get any real value for him. I'm not saying I like it, but I do think that's the reality of the situation.

Look at it this way: Roberts is a two-time All-Star and first-class citizen. He's been paid below his strata for long enough. This is probably his only chance to cash in, and I think he's hell-bent on taking it. I'm not saying he's a money grubber, because I think he's earned it - but he isn't worth $12 million a year, which is what I think it will take to keep him.