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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #225: May 10, 2011, 11:31:06 AM »
it's a stupid nickname ... geez you guys a bunch of babies.  stop your f'n crying  :rant:

ESPECIALLY YOU ANNIE

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #226: May 10, 2011, 01:13:05 PM »
it's a stupid nickname ... geez you guys a bunch of babies.  stop your f'n crying  :rant:

ESPECIALLY YOU ANNIE


:rofl: considering that if we had a biggest whiner poll you would contend with the best of them.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #227: May 10, 2011, 01:31:51 PM »

:rofl: considering that if we had a biggest whiner poll you would contend with the best of them.

no you would annie

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #228: July 02, 2012, 10:49:38 AM »
this thread deserves a bump.
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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #229: July 02, 2012, 10:58:34 AM »
Seriously, if you had told me he would be an All Star ... I would have probably died laughing.

So I guess I was wrong. I'll gladly eat some crow sandwich.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #230: July 02, 2012, 11:05:37 AM »
Seriously, if you had told me he would be an All Star ... I would have probably died laughing.

So I guess I was wrong. I'll gladly eat some crow sandwich.

Don't hog up all the crow man...save some for me. I would have pulled an MDS and sharted in someone's face if they told me before the season that Desmond would be an All-star.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #231: July 02, 2012, 11:20:40 AM »
Don't hog up all the crow man...save some for me. I would have pulled an MDS and sharted in someone's face if they told me before the season that Desmond would be an All-star.
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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #232: July 02, 2012, 11:31:06 AM »
Probability has it we'll hear from Chief about crow

Don't hog up all the crow man...save some for me. I would have pulled an MDS and sharted in someone's face if they told me before the season that Desmond would be an All-star.


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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #233: July 02, 2012, 11:42:54 AM »
:clap:

Way to go Desi!

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #234: July 02, 2012, 11:43:58 AM »
Don't hog up all the crow man...save some for me. I would have pulled an MDS and sharted in someone's face if they told me before the season that Desmond would be an All-star.

I'll take a wing.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #235: July 02, 2012, 11:44:10 AM »
Probability has it we'll hear from Chief about crow

The WNFF is nothing if not a forum in which we can all equally embarass ourselves with firmly held positions which become emabrassingly wrong over time, present company included (although I have always like Ian)

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #236: July 02, 2012, 11:49:03 AM »
The WNFF is nothing if not a forum in which we can all equally embarass ourselves with firmly held positions which become emabrassingly wrong over time, present company included (although I have always like Ian)

Ian is my favorite player on the Nats and I was one of the many calling for him to be traded/benched/DFAd.  Glad that I was wrong, really happy that the King is on his way to Kansas City for what will hopefully be the first in a long line of All-Star appearances.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #237: July 02, 2012, 11:53:57 AM »
as long as Desmond plays well, I won't criticize him.

simple as that.

if he plays well, the Nats win more. thats all I care about.


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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #238: July 02, 2012, 11:58:09 AM »
He sure beats the hell out of going for Jose Reyes

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Way to go Desi!


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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #239: July 02, 2012, 12:02:04 PM »
Desmond is a beast and I have to say I was wrong about him.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #240: July 02, 2012, 12:12:21 PM »
I've always liked Desmond because he's a nice guy and tossed my little brother a ball once, it's great to see him play well.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #241: July 02, 2012, 12:14:30 PM »
He's probably the best story on the team- everyone expected Strasburg and Gio to be good, few people saw this coming, hopefully he keeps it up

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #242: July 02, 2012, 12:15:27 PM »
He's probably the best story on the team- everyone expected Strasburg and Gio to be good, few people saw this coming, hopefully he keeps it up

...though few expected Gio to be an All-Star.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #243: July 02, 2012, 12:22:45 PM »
...though few expected Gio to be an All-Star.

Gio was an All-Star last season. Not really a surprise to see him as an All-Star this season.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #244: July 02, 2012, 12:35:19 PM »
Reyes and Tulowitzki are both having pretty bad years so far.  There is a chance Desmond can make it. 

Yup!

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #245: July 02, 2012, 12:36:41 PM »
So basically, Desi is the excuse me player because Reyes has been meh and Tulo is broken

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #246: July 02, 2012, 12:43:26 PM »
...though few expected Gio to be an All-Star.

I think most people thought he'd at least be good, to me the gap between good and great is less that finishing the year in AAA (which is what I expected from Desmond) and good

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #247: July 02, 2012, 01:04:45 PM »
Gio was good in Oakland. He's been great here!

And congrats to Desmond. Quite the turnaround!

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #248: July 02, 2012, 01:35:59 PM »
Well, I was certain that Desmond should be turned into an OF, Espi to SS, and Lombo to 2B. Certainly!

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #249: July 02, 2012, 02:10:40 PM »
I'm not sure he deserves to be eating KC barbecue while Lowrie is breathing just about the most foul air in the country, but I'm happy with Desi's season and have said that when you are facing a fastball pitcher and we need contact to drive someone in, he may be the guy I'd like to have up.

You look at his offense, and his numbers are like his rookie year, except for the ones in red. 
2010 - .269 /.308 /  .392, 10 HR (season), .308 wOBA, 4.9 BB%, 19.0 K%, .317 BABIP, 17 SB (season)
2012  -.276 /.308 /  ..484, 13 HR (<1/2 season), .340 wOBA, 4.4 BB%, 19.5 K%, .311 BABIP, 8 SB (<1/2 season)

yes, the red stands out.  He grew into his power at age 27.  Other than that, he is fundamentally the same hitter he always was.  The consistency in BABIP shows this isn't flukey.  The power potential was always there, and good for Davey to help him bring it out when he took over last year.  The RBIs have followed with the power.  He was tremendously miscast as a leadoff hitter.  This guy should be a fixture in the #6 spot (or maybe the #3 spot at times), and we can dream of the days when the line up is filled with enough good hitters to make him a #7 guy.

The other huge improvement (also reflected in his stats) is his defense.  There's no question he his arm and hands cost the team a lot of runs the past few years, and that his defense was below average.  This year, if you buy UZR/150, he may be 15 runs better than in the past.  Strange we all see the improvement in defense, but that the one metric that does not show it is traditional fielding percentage.  In this case, the advanced stats back up the eyes.