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And he missed a month of PT and struggled a bit fighting off the injury before that. Even if he regresses a bit, he's a 20-20 guy easy. Yeah, I'll take that.

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does he get some sort of credit for also leading the SF 49rs to the super bowl under an alias?



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I tend to believe he is just finding his stride. I don't know that he'll have a better season, but I think similar numbers wouldn't be out of line. We'll ahve to see how much different pitchers pitch him and how well he makes adjustments.

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And he missed a month of PT and struggled a bit fighting off the injury before that. Even if he regresses a bit, he's a 20-20 guy easy. Yeah, I'll take that.

Extrapolate King Ian's 2012 numbers out over 162 games and you get 31 home runs, 26 stolen bases, 41 doubles. Weird, wild stuff right there.

Edit: Shortstops 2004-Present that have hit 25+ Home Runs in a season     
      1.  Bill Hall – 2006
      2.  Miguel Tejada – 2004, 2005
      3.  Hanley Ramirez – 2007, 2008
      4.  Troy Tulowitzki – 2009-2011
      5.  Jimmy Rollins – 2006, 2007
      6.  J.J. Hardy – 2007, 2011
      7.  Jose Valentin – 2004
      8.  Khalil Green – 2007
      9.  Ian Desmond – 2012
    10.  Asdrubal Cabrera - 2011

One of the four non-Desmond Shortstops who appear on the list, Jose Valentin, hit more than 25 home runs multiple years prior to 2004.  This may look promising, but based on BB% and K%, Desmond's closest comparable may be Khalil Green, and it ain't pretty http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1826&position=SS . Ian had a much higher WRC+ this year, though.

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Desmond to Dan Kolko on an extension:

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"I have no intention of leaving Washington D.C.," Desmond said. "This is a place I've been since day one. Obviously this is a business, and as we get there, we'll cross that bridge. But as of right now, I'm happy with where I'm at, I got the contract that I wanted (for 2013) and we're going to see how it all unfolds."

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Extrapolate King Ian's 2012 numbers out over 162 games and you get 31 home runs, 26 stolen bases, 41 doubles. Weird, wild stuff right there.

Edit: Shortstops 2004-Present that have hit 25+ Home Runs in a season     
      1.  Bill Hall – 2006
      2.  Miguel Tejada – 2004, 2005
      3.  Hanley Ramirez – 2007, 2008
      4.  Troy Tulowitzki – 2009-2011
      5.  Jimmy Rollins – 2006, 2007
      6.  J.J. Hardy – 2007, 2011
      7.  Jose Valentin – 2004
      8.  Khalil Green – 2007
      9.  Ian Desmond – 2012
    10.  Asdrubal Cabrera - 2011

One of the four non-Desmond Shortstops who appear on the list, Jose Valentin, hit more than 25 home runs multiple years prior to 2004.  This may look promising, but based on BB% and K%, Desmond's closest comparable may be Khalil Green, and it ain't pretty http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1826&position=SS . Ian had a much higher WRC+ this year, though.

I think a lot of Khalil Greene's downfall was his mental illness issues, and with Ian I don't think that's an issue.