Scherzer part of Rizzo's grand plan, or Lerner's all-in play for 2015?
righty Stephen Strasburg and shortstop Ian Desmond the entire offseason. Their payroll ..... free-agent years — Zimmermann, Desmond , pitcher Doug Fister and center fielder Denard ..... prop up Strasburg as their No. 1. Desmond has won three straight Silver Sluggers
What did the A's want with Yunel Escobar?
while the Nationals now have two of them, because Ian Desmond 's still No. 1 on the depth chart. So maybe this spinning ..... Espinosa at second base and soon-to-be-free agent Ian Desmond at shortstop, figure Escobar's a nifty insurance policy
What do Mets have in pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard?
power reliever. So, would the Mets be open to trading Syndergaard, if not now in a trade for Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond , then possibly later in one for Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki or another player? Not necessarily. Baseball America
Wednesday's Sports In Brief
four years. The swap gives Washington a player who could solve its search for a starting second baseman. Escobar could play shortstop for the Nationals if they wind up trading Ian Desmond , who can become a free agent after next season.
Nats get INF Yunel Escobar from A's for RHP Tyler Clippard
2007. He also could wind up at shortstop for Washington if it trades -- or fails to agree to a new contract with -- Ian Desmond . The right-handed Clippard went 7-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 75 appearances in 2014.
Are Bryce Harper's wheels coming off?
baserunning success were taking extra bases and avoiding outs. Despite their modest stolen base totals, Anthony Rendon, Ian Desmond , and Jason Werth were all in the top 10 in extra bases taken. Meanwhile, Bryce Harper made eight outs on the basepaths
How Zobrist fits with the Nationals
other potential free agents: right-handers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister, center fielder Denard Span, shortstop Ian Desmond and reliever Tyler Clippard. Qualifying offers to those five alone likely would total about $90 million. And while
Don't Nationals want to pay to play?
hander Jordan Zimmermann and shortstop Ian Desmond will combine to earn $27.5 million ..... Nats' plan -- trade Zimmermann and Desmond for younger parts, then sign Scherzer ..... Phase 1, dangling Zimmermann and Desmond in trade talks. Whether they are
Getting ready to gamble on Jung-Ho Kang
Hall. More optimistically, he could profile as an average-defensive Jose Valentin, or even Jhonny Peralta or Ian Desmond . Desmond might be the ceiling, if Kang demonstrates above-average batted-ball authority. Something like Valentin would
Nats could be big winner in 3-team trade of Padres getting Rays' Myers
prospects. Turner, the 13th overall pick in last year’s draft, is a potential replacement for the Nationals’ Ian Desmond , who is entering his free-agent year. Still, who knows? Turner, in the opinion of some scouts, might not have