WATCH: Ian Desmond Describes His Teammates in One Word

In this video, MASN’s F.P. Santangelo sits down with Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond for a not so serious interview in which he asks Desmond to tell him the first word that comes to mind when he thinks of various Nats players and coaches. I’m not going to give anything away, but it turns out there is more than one Prima donna playing baseball in DC. Check out the interview with...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dazzling Strasburg, Desmond’s Slam Lead Nats Past Fish

Stephen Strasburg had been struggling somewhat early this season, entering today’s game with an 0-1 record and a 6.10 ERA after two lackluster starts. Ian Desmond was dealing with a slow start too, hitting .226/.242/.452 nine games into the season. But it turns out that the Miami Marlins’ (5-5) offense and bullpen, respectively, were all they needed to get back on track. Strasburg...
Via The Nats Blog
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ian Desmond's home run salvages weekend

No reversing the call on this one: Up above, video of Ian Desmond's 421 foot solo home run on Sunday, which salvaged an otherwise lost weekend for the Nats against the Braves. "We played good. It was nice to get that W, get the monkey off our back. We obviously understand that we have some things that have to be addressed when we’re playing them, but we’re going...
Via Nationals Enquirer
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Desmond leads Nats to win with HR, reveals personal struggle

With the Nationals and Braves locked in a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh on Sunday, Nats shortstop Ian Desmond walked to the plate looking to swing big on the first pitch. After allowing three straight hits to begin the game, Braves starter Alex Wood had settled in to dominate the Nationals for five consecutive frames. Desmond saw a 87 mile per hour fastball slightly inside...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ian Desmond's inside-the-park home run gets overturned

Up above, video of Ian Desmond's inside-the-park home run that got overturned after the Braves challenged the call in the fifth inning. Sort of sums up the day. Braves 2, Nationals 1: Death, taxes, and the Braves owning the Nats. No home cookin' on Home Opening Day. Related articles Ian Desmond got into the Montreal Expos nostalgia tonight Ian Desmond and Jayson...
Via Nationals Enquirer
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Expanded Replay: Ian Desmond’s Inside The Park Home Run Overturned

The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves game on Friday became one of the first to use the new replay system that’s available this year. In the fifth inning, the Nationals’ Ian Desmond roped a liner down the third base line that ended up stopping underneath the padding against the wall in left field. Braves’ outfielder Justin Upton threw both his hands up to signal a ground...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  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 pic.twitter.com/64prGWanmn ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ian Desmond turned down contract extension worth about $90 million over the winter

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond turned down a hefty multi-year contract extension over the winter. Heyman’s sources estimate the extension was at least six years in length and between $80 to $90 million in value. The two sides eventually agreed on a two-year, $17.5 million deal in January to avoid arbitration. Desmond, 28, has become...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Extension Season: Nationals Were Unable to Extend Desmond Longterm

CBS Sports has discovered that before Ian Desmond agreed to a 2 year deal worth 17.5 million to buy out his arbitration years, the Nationals made an attempt to sign him long term at about 90 million over about 7 years (exact terms are unknown). Desmond didn’t sign. This doesn’t mean the Nationals won’t extend Desmond, it just means it will take more than that. On Desmond...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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