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.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:01:57 -0800
Washington Nationals 3B Jordan Zimmermann has garnered plenty of interest in trade talks this week, more so than teammate SS Ian Desmond.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:57:01 -0800
The Washington Nationals have discussed trading SS Ian Desmond to the Seattle Mariners on multiple occasions, according to sources. The Nationals like SS Brad Miller. However, the talks have yet to gain traction.
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:38:28 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond could wind up missing a game during the NLDS if his wife delivers the couple's third son earlier than expected, according to manager Matt Williams. Desmond said his wife and child are both healthy but he will leave the team when the moment nears. Doctors are unable to induce childbirth until Saturday, Oct. 11, which would coincide with Game 1 of the NLCS.