Contract-extension talks between the Orioles and their star right fielder Nick Markakis have broken off and likely will not be revisited for at least six weeks. Both club president Andy MacPhail and Markakis' agent Jamie Murphy confirmed that the sides exchanged proposals last week for the first time this offseason, and, after several discussions, an agreement could not be reached. "I wouldn't say [it's been] tiring, but it's been a long, drawn-out process," Markakis said by phone Tuesday. "It just goes back and forth. For the most part, like I've said 1,000 times, you want to come to something that is comfortable for both sides something good for the Orioles and something good for myself and my family." RealGM Note: Markakis was ranked 43rd in season FIC and 'deserved' to make $13M, giving him an excellent Reina Value of +2,757%.