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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Nick Markakis is opting back in to the 2020 season

David O’Brien of The Athletic reports that Markakis is rejoining the Braves, three weeks after he opted out. In so doing he becomes the first of the 14 major-league players who have so far opted-out to change his mind. “Markakis felt as if he had let the team down, particularly as he watched the Braves on TV during their opening 2-3 road trip,” O’Brien writes.

That contrasts with his comments back on July 6, when he opted out. In announcing his decision then Markakis said, “with everything that’s going on not just in baseball but in the world, it makes you open your eyes. I’ve got three kids that I’ve missed for 11 years now.” It was also reported at the time that the fact that teammate Freddie Freeman fell ill with COVID-19 shook Markakis. Freeman has since recovered and is playing. No doubt that has impacted his decision as well.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2020 at 03:53 PM | 45 comment(s)
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Monday, March 02, 2020

Markakis leads by example with NL East champion Braves

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — As he searched for the best things Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis brings to the team, bench coach Walt Weiss shared several.

Highly credible. Strong, quiet leader. One of the most respected players in baseball. Humble. Calming force.

But you could tell Weiss had something else on his mind.

And then he said it.

Well, if it’s his example the Braves follow, the Nationals should have that as one obstacle out of the way…..

 

QLE Posted: March 02, 2020 at 12:40 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, nick markakis, veteran leadership

 

 

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