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IAN DESMOND RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rolling out the early-season MLB ‘jump to conclusions’ mat

Yes, it’s early. We’re just into the second week of the 2015 MLB season, and most teams have 155 games left to play. But after five months without meaningful baseball, it’s easy to react to what we’ve seen early on and form early impressions based on that. It takes a bit of time to reacquaint ourselves with baseball’s long marathon. Personally, I think it takes a little...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals Are Horrible

I can say this right now.The worst defensive game I ever saw. #Nats #Nationals #MLB — William Ladson (@washingnats) April 13, 2015 What would make William Ladson, who has covered the Nationals franchise since 2002, tweet that during Monday’s Nats-Red Sox game? Well, how about this: Or maybe THIS from the SAME INNING: Or maybe it was Ian Desmond’s fifth error in seven...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
11 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond on Game-Changing Error: ‘Pretty Embarrassing’

View image | gettyimages.com Max Scherzer had a no-hitter going through 5 2/3 innings, when David Wright hit a pop up to shallow right center. Dan Uggla appeared to have a beat on the ball, calling off everyone as the view of the ball appeared from the shadow of the sun. At about the same time Ian Desmond called off Uggla despite having to charge from his shortstop position. It...
Via KCM Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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
February 23, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
February 12, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 24, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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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