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Nationals’ Ian Desmond Says He Will ‘Enjoy’ The Ride in Contract Year

View image | It is no secret the 2015 season may be Ian Desmond‘s last with the Washington Nationals. After talks on a contract extension have stalled and rumors surfaced about Desmond being traded ahead of spring training, the realism of Desmond not being in Washington beyond this year has set in for the team, fans, and player. “I’m gonna enjoy this ride...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Predicting the starting lineup for Opening Day

Ryan Zimmerman The Washington Nationals have a lot to live up to this season and the hype is completely warranted. They are coming off a NL East championship win and even though they didn’t make it far in the playoffs, losing to the San Francisco Giants in game four, they left hungry for next season. Currently the Nationals’ roster is somewhat flexible with players such as Anthony...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals player profile: Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond With all the talk of the Washington Nationals picking up Max Scherzer, we can’t forget about the other Nationals’ players who are essential to a 2015 postseason appearance. Ian Desmond in particular has been a crucial factor to the National’s past winning seasons. The shortstop has been with Washington since his debut in 2009 and has been a vital contributor to...
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Low-Down On Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond is probably available for the right package, but the Mets won’t be signing him. If the Nationals were willing to discount him given he is a one year rental there might be a possibility, however, they’re not, in fact they appear more likely to stick with him through 2015 rather than offer him at a discount. They will at the very least recoup a first round compensatory...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Duquette: Nationals 'are close', 'were a lot closer' to moving Ian Desmond to Mets

Jim Duquette earlier tweeted the Washington Nationals may be close to moving shortstop Ian Desmond to the New York Mets. Jim Duquette: "The Nationals are a lot closer to moving Ian Desmond to the Mets than you think" — MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) January 15, 2015 However, Duquette later seemed to backtrack, tweeting, "They WERE a lot closer." Nationals GM Mike...
Via Around Citi
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Duquette: ‘Nationals are a lot closer to moving Ian Desmond to the Mets than you think’

Jim Duquette reports the Washington Nationals may be close to moving shortstop Ian Desmond to the New York Mets. Jim Duquette: “The Nationals are a lot closer to moving Ian Desmond to the Mets than you think” — MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) January 15, 2015 Desmond, 28, will be a free agent after the 2015 season. He is a lifetime .270/.317/.431 hitter over six big league seasons.
Via Around Citi
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

How would Ian Desmond have fit with the 2015 Mets?

There were reports of the Mets almost acquiring the Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, but at a hefty cost. He only has one year left on his contract before he hits free agency, which was probably one of the biggest factors in Alderson not going through with the trade. Desmond would be an upgrade over Wilmer Flores, but not one worth the cost of Noah Syndergaard and another top...
January 12, 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

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

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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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