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  1. 2015 Preview: Atlanta Braves

    Mar 27, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The Braves had one of the stranger off-seasons, both adding and subtracting players while also attempting to rebuild. How bad will they be in 2015?

  2. 2015 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 17, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

    Buck Showalter

    The Orioles lost two key players in Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis. But they’re getting three back, in whole or in part, who didn’t really contribute much last year. Is that enough for them to repeat?

  3. Nick Markakis is making progress from neck surgery

    Mar 7, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis

    Not long after signing his four-year, $44 million contract with the Braves in December, outfielder Nick Markakis underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

  4. Nick Markakis apologizes for his comments regarding contract talks with the Orioles

    Feb 26, 2015, 9:49 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis AP

    Braves outfielder Nick Markakis recently expressed frustration about how contract talks with the Orioles broke down over the winter.

  5. Nick Markakis on O’s: “Don’t believe a word they say … It was all because of my neck”

    Feb 25, 2015, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Markakis needed fusion surgery for a herniated disk in his neck two weeks after signing a four-year, $44 million free agent contract with the Braves. So of course the Orioles’ reluctance to sign him was about his neck.

  6. Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider from Pirates

    Jan 27, 2015, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have completed a trade for Pirates outfielder Travis Snider. Pittsburgh’s return is a player to be named later and 21-year-old pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley.

  7. The 2015 Braves have “gravitas” and “veteran leadership” and will have dirty uniforms. Just kill me now.

    Jan 23, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Jonny Gomes scores

    I’m sorry, Mr. Calcaterra. All the tests are back. There’s no delicate way to put this, so I’ll just say it. Your team has . . . gravitas.

  8. Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT

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    MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are in pursuit of free agent Jonny Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zolio Almonte.

  9. The 23rd best GM of all time is currently driving me nuts

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    John Hart

    But I may be biased and less-than-objective about that.

  10. The Orioles continue to show interest in free agent outfielder Nori Aoki

    Dec 29, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Aoki has a .287 batting average and a .353 on-base percentage over three seasons in the majors and would be a candidate to take over the leadoff spot for Baltimore.

  11. Orioles are “having ongoing dialogue” with Colby Rasmus

    Dec 29, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Rasmus has been a center fielder for his entire career, but could replace Nick Markakis in right field.

  12. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  13. Delmon Young would prefer to re-sign with the Orioles

    Dec 18, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Young, 29, batted .302 with seven home runs and .779 OPS (120 OPS+) over 255 plate appearances this past season.

  14. Nick Markakis had neck surgery

    Dec 17, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis

    He is expected to be able to resume baseball activities before Spring Training begins.

  15. Nick Markakis to undergo neck surgery Wednesday

    Dec 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis

    Markakis’ “fusion surgery” carries with it an expected eight-week recovery timetable.

  16. Braves president John Hart: “It’s not like I’m breaking up the ’27 Yankees”

    Dec 13, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

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    A change in direction doesn’t bother Braves president John Hart.

  17. Nick Markakis is “leaning toward” having neck surgery

    Dec 5, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis

    Well, this helps explain why the Orioles backed away.

  18. Dan Duquette says Orioles would like to bring back Delmon Young

    Dec 4, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Young is coming off a nice year as a part-time player where he batted .302 with seven home runs and .779 OPS over 255 plate appearances.

  19. Empty Platitude Watch: Nick Markakis edition

    Dec 4, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

    Orioles' Markakis hits a RBI-single off Yankees' Mitchell during the third inning of their MLB spring training game in Sarasota

    Oh, he’s a “true professional?” So we have to pay him?

  20. Adam Jones is upset about Nick Markakis’ departure

    Dec 3, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Here is Adam Jones’ reaction to the Orioles letting longtime teammate Nick Markakis walk as a free agent …

  21. Braves sign Nick Markakis to four-year contract

    Dec 3, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Braves have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with free agent outfielder Nick Markakis.

  22. The Giants are talking to Nick Markakis

    Dec 3, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis Getty

    Will they save the Braves from themselves?

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