Category: ‘Short Stops’

MLB Hot Stove: Texas Rangers Sign Ex-Nationals’ Ian Desmond to 1-Year, $8 Million Deal
February 29th, 2016 at 5:26 PM
Ian Desmond gambled on himself and ultimately, he lost, big time. He could have had a very large contract extension over $100 million with the Washington Nationals, but he turned it down several years ago. He also turned down the $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Nationals as well. ***PHOTO1*** Now, he's...

Is Ian Desmond a Top 5 Shortstop in Baseball?
April 16th, 2013 at 10:52 AM
My opinion? Yes.  ***PHOTO1*** There is no doubt that the talent at the shortstop position has been down in recent years. Finding a player who can hit the ball at a high level and preform well enough in the field to remain at shortstop has been very difficult.  Ian Desmond, last year's National...

Washington Nationals Infield: Around the Horn
February 14th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
At first glance the Washington Nationals infield has the same faces on the diamond as they did last year.  But if you look again you can see there are some lingering issues and possible problems that the team will have to deal with in 2013.  If healthy, this is a...

MRI Shows Tear on Ian Desmond’s Oblique; Placed on 15-Day DL
July 22nd, 2012 at 9:18 PM
It was not all sunshine and rainbows Sunday for the Nationals.  After Sunday's 9-2 win over the Braves, manager Davey Johnson announced that all-star Ian Desmond's MRI showed a slight tear in his oblique muscle, and will be placed on the 15-day DL.  Desmond, who sat several games to rest...

Ian Desmond Out of the Lineup for Fourth Straight Game
July 18th, 2012 at 6:44 PM
Washington Nationals All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond will again be out of the lineup Wednesday night against the New York Mets.  This is the fourth straight game that Desmond has not started due to a oblique strain.  Desmond did appear Tuesday night as a late game situation pinch-runner.  No word on...