With Ian Desmond Set to Start for Nationals, What Can We Expect in 2010?

Posted: 13th November 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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It didnÆt take Jim Riggleman long to make his first decision as full-time manager of the Washington Nationals. Starting shortstop Christian Guzman will be moved over to second base in 2010. The Nationals became concerned with GuzmanÆs range at short last year, and now coupled with off-season surgery on his throwing shoulder, it makes sense for the Nationals to move Guzman to second base. GuzmanÆs move to second base presumably opens the door for Ian Desmond to take over the starting shortstop job for the Nationals in 2010. Desmond was called up to the Nationals last September after tearing through Double-A and Triple-A and didnÆt disappoint. In 82 ABs, Desmond hit .280 with four home runs and an .829 OPS. So what can we expect from the early Rookie of the Year candidate in 2010? Bill ...

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