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Ian Desmond's likely parting words with the Nationals

All indications suggest that Ian Desmond won't be with the Washington Nationals next year, which meant that Sunday was likely his final game in a Nats uniform. After seven seasons with the team, Desmond isn't expected to be re-signed by the Nationals when he enters free agency after the postseason ends in November. "When I got drafted by the Expos, they didn't know where the team...
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Ian Desmond’s Weakness Has Turned into a Massive Hole

Despite his below-average walk rate and high strikeout numbers, Ian Desmond’s power and speed have made up for his contact inadequacies during the past three years. He is, at once, an exciting and frustrating player to watch: a hitter prone to incredible dry spells followed by gluttonous power explosions. The Nationals have accepted his droughts […]
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Ian Desmond edition

Since the beginning of the season, Ian Desmond has been nothing but a liability at the shortstop position. The Washington Nationals have been looking to try and ship Desmond out of Washington for some time but at a price. What key pieces can the Nationals emphasize about Desmond to increase his trade value? This season Ian Desmond is batting a remarkable .215 at the plate with...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

On Ian Desmond’s Defense & Walk Year

Ian Desmond turns 30 this coming September. “Hey, let me run out and get him a funny card about how he’s over the hill!” you might say, not realizing that’s actually not funny for baseball players. This is noteworthy because Desmond is in the last year of a contract with the Washington Nationals, and is a player who provides power at a […]
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Washington Nationals trade for a shortstop?

I recently said that the Washington Nationals should not consider making a major trade at this year’s deadline. However, a recent rumor regarding General Manager Mike Rizzo’s potential plans may have changed my mind. The Nationals may need a shortstop. Not a shortstop who would immediately replace Ian Desmond, but someone who could replace him if he decides to leave the organization...
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ian Desmond makes Rockies pay

Disrespected! Up above, Ian Desmond makes the Rockies pay for intentionally walking Bryce Harper ahead of him to load the bases in the sixth inning. Desmond's bases-clearing double gave the Nats a 5-2 lead in an eventual 7-3 win. Apparently Rockies manager Walt Weiss didn't read the scouting report: Desi!! @IanDesmond20, who is now 6-for-6 with the bases loaded this season,...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Grading the first half of the season

Throughout the first third of the 2014 season the Washington Nationals have experienced a variety of highs and lows while managing to stay in the thick of the NL East race. Currently, the Nationals are tied with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins for the division lead. Given the surplus of injuries and inconsistency of their starting pitching Washington has to be pleased with their...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond showers fans with bubble gum and sunflower seeds during rain delay

RT @masnNationals: During the rain delay, @IanDesmond20 treated fans to free bubble gum! #masnNationals — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 5, 2014 Nothing better to do during a 1 hour, 48 minute rain delay than throw bubble gum and sunflower seeds to the fans who stuck around... And here's a Vine of the proceedings via @MimiPh:
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ian Desmond crushes grand slam to center, no bat flip

And so, after a rough start to the home stand, the Nats have won four straight and roll on to Atlanta for the weekend. Up above, the video of Ian Desmond destroying a baseball to center for a grand slam in the bottom of the 8th on Thursday, turning a 3-1 game into a 7-1 laugher and a sweep of the Marlins. Hey, at least Mike Redmond didn't intentionally walk Bryce Harper to pitch...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond got into the Montreal Expos nostalgia tonight

So there was baseball in Montreal on Friday night, albeit exhibition baseball between the Mets and Blue Jays, and lots of nostalgic talk of the Expos making the rounds. And so, it only makes sense that Ian Desmond (drafted by Montreal in 2004) got into the spirit (photo via @IanDesmond20) All these expos hats got me goin down memory lane. #OG ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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