|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||22.00||.275||81.00||75.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco||28||8||1|| .333|| .500|| .286|
|vs Alvarez (Career)||14||4||0|| .286||.444||.286|
|vs RHP||443||110||19|| .307|| .427|| .248|
|12/17/2014||Ian Desmond, SS WAS||Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE|
|12/16/2014||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
Justin Upton, LF ATL
|Yasmani Grandal, C SD|
David Peralta, LF ARI
Jordan Walden, RP STL
|12/15/2014||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
Justin Upton, LF ATL
|Kyle Lohse, SP MIL|
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
|Last 10 Games|
Ian Desmond, Nationals not making any progress on extension
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/13/14) The Nationals and shortstop Ian Desmond have not made any progress thus far this offseason on a contract extension, reports the Washington Post. Desmond reportedly rejected a $107 million extension last offseason and his name was included in multiple trade discussions during the winter meetings.
Desmond wouldn't indicate if he would be willing to negotiate for a new deal in-season, saying, "we're not at that point yet."
"Look, this isn't my first day on the job. I understand what's going on," Desmond said. "I wouldn't respect Mike (Rizzo) the way I do, like I said, if he just sat on his hands and did nothing. That's not how this organization got here, and it's not how it's going to continue to move forward. Hopefully I'm a part of it, but if not, I'm still going to be rooting for them."
Desmond is expected to make $11 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent in 2016. He slashed .255/.313/.430 with 91 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 593 at-bats in 2014. He also led all shortstops with 24 home runs on the year.
Report: Nationals, Mariners discuss SS Ian Desmond
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(12/10/14) The Nationals and Mariners have discussed shortstop Ian Desmond in trade discussions on "multiple occasions," FOXSports.com reports.
The Nationals have interest in Mariners shortstop Brad Miller, according to the report, but the talks have yet to turn serious. Desmond hit .255/.313/.430 with 24 home runs, 91 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 593 at-bats in 2014.
Report: Nats' Desmond rejected $107M extension last offseason
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/13/14) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond rejected a seven-year, $107 million contract extension last offseason, multiple sources told The Washington Post.
The deal would have included the two-year, $17.5 million deal Desmond signed in January to avoid arbitration, meaning Desmond would have made $89.5 million over five would-be free agent seasons. The contract would have also included deferred money, decreasing its true value.
One industry source told The Post that Desmond would receive far more than $90 million over five seasons, if he became a free agent after 2015 with one more average campaign. In April 2013, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus signed an eight-year, $120 million contract extension.
Desmond is expected to resume contract talks with the Nationals this offseason.
"There have been a lot of people that have come through this game that have sacrificed a lot for us, the players that are coming through now," Desmond said in March. "I don’t want to sign a deal -- and this isn’t to say they’ve offered me this -- but I don’t want to sign a deal that is so bad that a future shortstop gets screwed because I signed a terrible deal. I’m not going to be that guy, that kink in the chain. I’m going to get a fair deal, or I’m just going to wait."
Nationals' Ian Desmond could miss playoff game for birth of child
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/5/14) Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters that shortstop Ian Desmond could miss an upcoming playoff game to attend the birth of his child, according to Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Desmond has just one hit in his first 10 postseason at-bats.|
"Well, there's a chance," Williams said. "With those things you certainly never know. But there are off-days, as well. She's very close and Desi's keeping us well-informed of the events that are going on. We don't know, though. We'll see how it goes. As it sits right now all indications are that she's perfectly fine and the baby is perfectly fine. They're just waiting the arrival. We'll see how all that plays out."
Nationals rest several regulars
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/21/14) For their Sunday matchup at the Marlins, the Nationals left Ian Desmond, Denard Span, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos out of their starting lineup. Ryan Zimmerman, who made his return from a two-month hiatus due to a hamstring injury on Saturday, was also not in Sunday's lineup.
|2014 Summary: Ian Desmond put together his third consecutive 20-20 season, which should make him one of the most celebrated shortstops in all the land. And yet his Fantasy owners were by and large disappointed. He lost 25 points on his batting average from the year before and 100 on his OPS from two years ago. And with his increasing tendency to strike out -- his 183 punchouts ranked fourth among all hitters -- he may not be able to go back.|
Playing time status: Desmond committed a bunch of errors early on that led to some whispers about his job security, but both eventually died down. Really, the Nationals have no one else, and Desmond has been among the healthiest players in baseball since his arrival. No worries here.
2015 Outlook: A player who provides both power and speed is as golden as ever in Rotisserie leagues. And because Desmond does it at the weakest position in Fantasy, he's probably still an early rounder in those formats. His strikeouts have become a real concern in Head-to-Head leagues, though. Other than Troy Tulowitzki, Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes, you probably can't do better at the position, but for a few rounds at least, that should be your incentive to explore other positions.
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