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Washington Post 57 mins ago

Nats Journal: Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond made Nationals history this winter

Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond made history this offseason, simply by being the first homegrown Nationals to reach free agency with Washington. (Although Desmond, drafted in 2004 by Montreal, arguably needs a small asterisk).Read full article >>
Washington Post Jan 28, 2016

Ian Desmond made a mistake turning down Nats’ qualfying offer

What a difference a year makes.This time last year Ian Desmond won his third straight Silver Slugger award for being the best offensive shortstop in the National League and turned down a seven-year, $107 million contract extension from the Washington Nationals. In 2015, Desmond batted .233 with 19 home runs and 62 RBI, producing 1.7 wins above replacement. Fangraphs valued that production at $13.7 million dollars, or $8 million per fWAR. The 30-year-old made $11 million last season with Washington and turned down a qualifying offer, which was a one-year, $15.8 million deal, figuring he...
Washington Post Jan 27, 2016

Nats Journal: Ian Desmond is still unsigned? Don’t expect the Nationals to pursue

The days to spring training are dwindling and many good players are still available, including, and perhaps surprisingly, Ian Desmond. At the start of the winter, he was the best free agent shortstop on the market, and a few teams had pressing needs at shortstops. A match seemed destined to happen. It hasn’t yet.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Jan 26, 2016

Report: AL East club interested in Ian Desmond, with a caveat

Ian Desmond is still out there in free agency with with just weeks to go before spring training, but a new report has an AL East club showing interest.
Friars on Base Jan 12, 2016

Padres interested in shortstops Alexei Ramirez and Ian Desmond

Alexei Ramirez has spent his entire eight year career with the Chicago White Sox, but it looks like his time on the South Side is likely over. The White Sox declined to pick up his $10 million team option and paid him the $1 million buyout. Tyler Saladino is expected to be Chicago’s shortstop in 2016. […] Padres interested in shortstops Alexei Ramirez and Ian Desmond - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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