This is one rule they should change to speed up the games. On an IBB they should allow 1 pitch then give him the base.
They shouldn't IMO. An IBB is just a deliberate walk in a mechanical sense, right? If someone manages to hit the ball during an IBB, it doesn't violate any rules, and if they strike out that's cool too. I like that.
I'm saying if they switch, Desmond no longer becomes a quality regular.
At SS he is.
That's why, it's probably not a terrible idea to trade one of them for either a power bat, or a proven arm.
Then, um, trade him and forget about it. Desmond could actually fetch some nice pieces in return, unlike most of the players we have to trade. Failing that, it never hurts to have a good backup MI.