LOS ANGELES -- According to a baseball source, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is a fan of shortstop Ian Desmond, who most likely will remain with the Nationals past the non-waiver Trade Deadline.
The source pointed out that Desmond is having a spectacular season on defense and is capable of putting up nice numbers like he did last season. In 2010, Desmond hit .269 with 10 homers and 65 RBIs. This season, Desmond has struggled, hitting .228.
"If Desmond puts it all together in one season for another team, they would look foolish for trading Desmond," the source said.