Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:09:32 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond has made six errors in eight games to start the year, and his error Tuesday, April 14, led to three unearned runs in an 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He committed 24 errors in 2014 and 20 in 2013. Desmond is also hitting just .200 after he had three hits Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Desmond's ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) gaffes in the field may have contributed to his slow offensive start, but three hits last night could be the beginning of him climbing out of this early-season funk. Not many FantasyScore owners are likely to click him Wednesday against Boston Red Sox starter Wade Miley.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:58:35 -0800
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond still has not discussed a new contract with the team. Desmond is a free agent following the 2015 season.
Fantasy Tip: Desmond is a solid fantasy option at shortstop, with a .255 average and 24 home runs hit during the 2014 season. He could command a massive deal next offseason, so it bears watching where Desmond will go if the team decides to trade him.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:11:40 -0800
The Washington Nationals have decisions to make on offering extensions to SP Jordan Zimmermann, SP Doug Fister, SS Ian Desmond and OF Denard Span after the 2015 season. Last month, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo sounded as if the team would be intact for the start of spring training, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:58:48 -0800
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond will be the team's starting shortstop this season, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. Rizzo said any trade offer would "have to be pretty elaborate not to have Ian Desmond on this team."
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:52:38 -0800
Washington Nationals SS Yunel Escobar could play shortstop this season if the team trades SS Ian Desmond or fails to sign him to a new contract. Desmond can become a free agent after this year. Escobar hit .258 with seven home runs and 39 RBI for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:26:35 -0800
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond has not had extension negotiations with the team this offseason. General manager Mike Rizzo met with agent Doug Rogalski at December's winter meetings, but no formal talks have taken place.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 04:40:56 -0800
The New York Mets are actively shopping SP Dillon Gee, per team sources. Gee's name came up in a trade with the Washington Nationals that would have sent Nationals SS Ian Desmond to the Mets, and the Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins are also interested.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:00:16 -0800
The Washington Nationals offered SP Jordan Zimmermann and SS Ian Desmond to the Seattle Mariners for SP Taijuan Walker and SS Brad Miller. The Mariners declined taking on $27.5 million in salary when they still need a right fielder.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:27:17 -0800
Seattle Mariners SPs Taijuan Walker and James Paxton are off limits to the Washington Nationals as the two teams continue to discuss a trade for SS Ian Desmond.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:35:14 -0800
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond has been an inquiry by the Seattle Mariners on multiple occasions. The Nationals like Mariners SS Brad Miller, but the talks haven't gained traction yet.