Latest Update Ian Desmond remains a possibility for the Mariners in trade talks. Tue Dec, 16, 11:33 PM
Possesses superb size for the shortstop spot and is a good athlete with a strong arm and excellent, raw power. Rangy and fast, he possesses all-around ability.
Flaws: : Needs more work on his discipline (both as a hitter and as a base-runner), since he strikes out way too much and doesn't draw nearly enough walks at the plate.
Desmond has been linked to the Mariners for the past month, but nothing has happened as of yet. It's kind of peculiar that the Nationals are so willing to move Desmond considering the fantastic overall production that he's provided the past several seasons. There is still plenty of time left in the Hot Stove to get a deal done, but nothing is close to imminent.Analyst: David Kerr
As a power hitting shortstop, Desmond would do well in free agency if the team cannot work something out this offseason or during the season. The Nationals surely want to hold onto their starting SS, and will work diligently on getting the extension done, especially with Desmond's expressed desire to stick with the team.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
The Nationals reportedly like Mariners shortstop Brad Miller who would likely be in the package the National would receiver for Desmond. The inclination for the Nationals to trade Desmond comes as he is in a contract season and rejected the Nationals seven year,- $107 million extension offer last season.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Desmond's wife is pregnant and about to give birth, so the Nationals may just have to think about playing without their all-star shortstop. It's going to be something they'll have to take day by day, but for now, he is expected to be in Monday's lineup.Analyst: Howard Bender