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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #425: September 13, 2012, 01:07:48 PM »
29: A's
27: Orioles
25: Pirates
21: White Sox
17: Braves (this one is probably the most puzzling of all, to me)
5: Diamondbacks

These are the ones that stick out to me.

wow.  that's why preseason predictions are just for fun.  never buy into 'em.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #426: September 13, 2012, 01:18:06 PM »


We'll see you in the playoffs, brother.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #428: September 13, 2012, 01:59:08 PM »
It's not the OBP.  .331 is mediocre, although it is about 30 points higher than his career. It's the SLG - .522 and the isolated power - .228 (SLG-BA).  That slugging is higher than all of our regulars, including RZ, Morse, and ALR.  It only trails Moore among Nats with over 50 plate appearances.  It leads all qualified MLB SS by over .070.  That is incredible (In contrast, his OBP is only 7th,  behind the likes of Jamey Carroll).  His ISO is not only the best for all shortstops, it is about 30th for qualified MLB position players, right around the ISO's for Mark Trumbo, Cody Ross, Carlos Beltran, Mark Reynolds, and Mark Teixera.  Those are some big boys he's bashing with.

Not saying his OBP is crazy good I understand that (i dont think its medicore either) . But like you mentioned its 30 points higher than his career number. As he continues to mature hopefully he gets it up to 340-360 range. Other than that all his numbers are just crazy good.

I think we're much more likely to see Desmond mash 40 home runs than Espinosa next year, just because he's flashed 30 HR power.  You realize those numbers are astronomical for middle infielders, right? 

Not disagreeing.  Exciting times.

As for Espionsa he showed he has power unlike Desmond, he hit 20+ last year. Just imagine if he makes the big jump like Desmond did this year, Espionsa could hit 30-40 next year :shock:

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« Reply #429: September 13, 2012, 02:11:52 PM »

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #430: September 13, 2012, 02:25:32 PM »
:clap: :az: :lmao:

I need to come up with a graphic of Charlie Manual and Desmond with the caption, "You're gonna die Charlie.  I can't stop it."

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #431: September 13, 2012, 03:18:42 PM »
Not saying his OBP is crazy good I understand that (i dont think its medicore either) . But like you mentioned its 30 points higher than his career number. As he continues to mature hopefully he gets it up to 340-360 range. Other than that all his numbers are just crazy good.

As for Espionsa he showed he has power unlike Desmond, he hit 20+ last year. Just imagine if he makes the big jump like Desmond did this year, Espionsa could hit 30-40 next year :shock:

Unless he turns into a .330 hitter his OBP will never reach those heights. And that's perfectly fine as long as we keep him away from the leadoff spot and he keeps mashing. (fwiw a .330 OBP is only slightly above league average).

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #432: September 13, 2012, 03:27:27 PM »
I don't know why you'd have anyone other than Werth/Harper at the top of your line up from now on ...

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #433: September 13, 2012, 03:32:04 PM »
When we sign or trade for Jacoby Ellsbury . . .

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #434: September 13, 2012, 03:33:05 PM »
I don't know why you'd have anyone other than Werth/Harper at the top of your line up from now on ...
I think Harper strikes out too much to hit 2nd long term.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #435: September 13, 2012, 03:35:33 PM »
It's not like Werth is known for making lots of contact (though he is much improved this season). I only really care if they can get on base at a decent rate.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #436: September 24, 2012, 03:36:14 AM »
Quote from: Lintyfresh85 on April 20, 2012, 07:18:21 PM
Desmond will never see .300 again this year.


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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #437: September 24, 2012, 08:19:49 AM »
Quote from: PC
Game.


Every single Nats win this year.

/thread

Unless of course I'm being held to a higher standard because I'm not a moron.

In which case, I accept the double standard with open arms.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #438: September 24, 2012, 08:46:37 AM »
Desmond is such a stud. Wow at his season.

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« Reply #439: September 24, 2012, 10:38:01 AM »
Every single Nats win this year.

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Unless of course I'm being held to a higher standard because I'm not a moron.

In which case, I accept the double standard with open arms.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #440: September 24, 2012, 10:51:42 AM »
:lmao: :whip:

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #441: September 24, 2012, 10:52:35 AM »
I'll admit it, I was wrong about Ian Desmond. I'm very impressed with the way he has hit this season. Even his defense is a little better.

Bravo Ian!! :clap:

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #443: September 24, 2012, 12:27:18 PM »
Desmond is up for arbitration after this year.  It might be a good idea to sign him to a long term deal this offseason.  Maybe a three or four year deal.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #444: September 24, 2012, 12:45:49 PM »
PC and SF agree with each other about me. Thankfully that just makes everyone else automatically agree with whatever the other position is!

And don't pay Desmond this year. If he's still playing good at the 2013 AS break, then you approach about an extension.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #445: September 24, 2012, 04:01:04 PM »
It can go both ways. For example, it could result in overpaying a mediocre player (Stephen Drew), or be extremely cost-effective (Ryan Braun).

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #446: September 24, 2012, 05:32:22 PM »
I'll say it again: I was completely wrong about Desmond last winter...and Espi has improved his hitting. I did say, or mean to say, that the Nats would climb as high as Desmond and Espi improved toward the level of Jeter and Cano.

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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #447: September 25, 2012, 10:32:50 AM »
http://www.natsinsider.com/2012/09/desmond-in-elite-company.html#more

Ian Desmond could join Hanley Ramirez (four times), Alex Rodriguez (twice), Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, Barry Larkin and Alan Trammell as the only shortstops ever to hit .300 with 20 homers and 20 steals.


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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #448: October 10, 2012, 09:49:14 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/nationals-shortstop-ian-desmond-finally-has-a-big-stage-to-show-off-his-talents/2012/10/09/261fc2a4-125d-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_story.html


Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond finally has a big stage to show off his talents

By Adam Kilgore, Published: October 9

The rest of the country missed its chance this summer to meet Ian Desmond. An oblique injury sidelined him from the All-Star Game, and so he never stepped onto the national stage. The baseball world never got to watch him corral grounders other shortstops would watch roll into the outfield, to see him spray line drives across the diamond, to witness Desmond’s years of toil give way to rare athletic gifts that make him, after eight professional seasons, maybe the crucial player on the Washington Nationals.


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Re: Ian Desmond Appreciation Thread
« Reply #449: October 10, 2012, 10:04:40 AM »
Second best defensive shortstop on the team!

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