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Nationals | Ian Desmond demoted in the lineup

Fri, 08 May 2015 12:41:18 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is batting seventh against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 8.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) batted second Wednesday, May 6, and he has hit in the two-hole 13 of 29 games this season. He has hit sixth or seventh in his other 16 starts, and it appears that when healthy, the Nationals consider him best suited in the lower half of the order. At his cap hit, FantasyScore players will want to limit their Desmond usage to when he lands in plus-matchups.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond snaps skid

Sat, 02 May 2015 21:18:43 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 1-0 win over the New York Mets Saturday, May 2, snapping an 0-for-29 stretch at the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is hitting just .222 on the year with one homer and five RBIs. He shouldn't be anywhere near your lineup at FantasyScore at his current price.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond dropped in order

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:49:54 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond was dropped to seventh in the batting order Thursday, April 30, with 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) back in the lineup and hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is not only struggling in the field (nine errors), but he's also hitting only .225 (20-for-89) with one home run and five RBI in the early going. A move down in the order again isn't likely to appeal to those playing at FantasyScore. He's a weaker shortstop option against New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom Thursday evening.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond slumping everywhere

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.

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Nationals | No extension talks for Ian Desmond

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.

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Nationals | Financial decisions loom

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.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond to be starter at SS

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."

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar could play SS

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.

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Nationals | No extension talks yet for Ian Desmond

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.

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Mets | NY Mets in active trade talks with Dillon Gee

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.

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