SS Ian Desmond, who rejected a reported $90 million extension from #Nats last winter, has cleared waivers, along with starter Gio Gonzalez,
Washington Post "The night had promised so much to the fans who packed into the coolest ballpark in the majors. In the dugouts were the two hottest teams in the National League. On the mound stood an ace beginning to grasp the full extent of his powers. They love their San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, and the..." June 10
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
#Nationals sign Ian Desmond to two-year, $17.5M contract.
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
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
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.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
Davey said Ian Desmond is dealing with a little tight hamstring though he was unsure which one. He may not play both games today.
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
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
Ian Desmond is playing today. #Nats announce a lineup switch.
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
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
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