Ian Desmond RUMORS & NEWS

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

    Hardball Talk "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..." March 24

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Nationals sign Ian Desmond to two-year, $17.5M contract.

  • How much is Ian Desmond worth?

    Nats Insider "One of the Nationals’ top priorities over the next couple of months, as previously mentioned here and elsewhere, is to sign Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann to long-term contract extensions. Why now? Because each player is two years away from free agency, and that’s usually the most popular..." January 07

  • Nationals discussing extensions with Jordan Zimmermann, Ian Desmond

    SB Nation "The Washington Nationals are talking to shortstop Ian Desmond and starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann about contract extensions to keep them in the nation's capitol long-term, reports Pete Kerzel of MASN Sports. General manager Mike Rizzo said last month that the team would like to lock in both..." December 26

  • Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond being eyed for extensions by Nationals

    SB Nation "Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the the team would like to sign both starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and shortstop Ian Desmond to long-term deals and has had discussions with both. "We certainly have an interest in getting it done, but I don't know if we'll get it done..." November 23

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

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    Amanda Comak @acomak

    Davey said Ian Desmond is dealing with a little tight hamstring though he was unsure which one. He may not play both games today.

  • Ian Desmond comes to play

    Washington Post "Last year one major league manager held court with a couple of reporters in a dugout. The informal conversation veered toward how hard players ran the bases. The manager made the point that no one really runs out every ground ball. It wasn’t a get-off-my-lawn complain just an observation about the..." August 13

  • Nats tried to sign SS Desmond long-term this spring & will try again

    CBSSports.com "The Nationals made a run this spring at trying to lock up star shortstop Ian Desmond but didn't reach an agreement Nats-connected sources said. While nothing appears imminent at the moment with talks apparently stopping once the season began the Nats still hope to keep Desmond who's had a very..." July 28

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    Amanda Comak @acomak

    Ian Desmond is playing today. #Nats announce a lineup switch.

  • Ian Desmond’s star on the rise for Nationals

    Washington Times "Walt Weiss is a rookie big league manager, so it wasn’t until last week when the Washington Nationals came through Denver that Colorado’s skipper got his first chance to see Ian Desmond in person. He’d seen the Nationals’ shortstop on television, and he’d studied him in his preparation for the..." June 22

  • After early miscues, Ian Desmond steadies his defense

    Washington Post "Early this season, one of the Nationals’ most glaring weakness was their defense. One part of the Nationals’ shakiness was the major league worst seven errors committed by shortstop Ian Desmond within the 18 games of the season. At the time, Desmond and Manager Davey Johnson expressed confidence..." May 27

  • Ian Desmond on his more aggressive hitting approach this season

    Washington Post "Over the winter, Ian Desmond reflected on his career season. After years of tinkering with this swing and trying to hit the ball the other way, he had finally felt comfortable in his own skin at the plate. He smashed 25 homes runs, posted a triple slash line of .292/.335/.511, became an all-star..." March 12

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