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The Nationals made a run this spring at trying to lock up star shortstop Ian Desmond but didn't reach an agreement Nats-connected sources said.
While nothing appears imminent at the moment with talks apparently stopping once the season began the Nats still hope to keep Desmond who's had a very nice year and barely missed making the All-Star team a second time with an extension.
A long-term deal for Desmond 27 would be a prudent move considering he's established himself as one of the better and more dependable young shrtstops in the game. His 16 home runs and 51 RBI rank second in the National League behind only Rockies star Troy Tulowitzki and he has long since erased any doubts as to whether he's steady enough.
BEST OF MAXIM
Washington relief pitcher Tyler Clippard blasted the Nationals' management for the way they have handled fellow reliever Drew Storen.
"That’s the team I want to see." (Wilson Ramos, via Washington Times, 7/28/2013)
Nationals 14, Mets 1: Who are these guys? After Game 1 on Friday, did anyone see this coming?
Up above, video of Wilson Ramos clubbing his third inning grand slam.
Onward and upward?
(Screencap via MASN/MLB.com video)
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