The Braves will sign Nick Markakis to a four year $44 million contract putting him in the outfield alongside the Upton brothers. This signing comes just two days after Nelson Cruz signed with the Mariners leaving the Oriole's outfield weakened. His contract size is very appropriate for his 2.1 WAR in 2014. Markakis won a gold glove for his defense in '14, but this achievement baffles me considering he had a -0.5 defensive WAR and a 2.1 Range factor per nine. Even without his gold glove Markakis' bat grants him a promising 2015 for his hometown team.