The Nats reportedly tried to get Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar for Ian Desmond, but would that trade actually have made them a better team?
A new report from Fox Sports says the Nationals nearly traded All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond to the New York Mets. You read that right.
Now that Mark and I are done presenting the nuts and bolts, I wanted to share some leftovers from that day that perhaps got overlooked.
While Ben Zobrist seemed like the perfect fit for the Nationals to trade for and fill their vacant spot at second base with, the veteran is now headed to the Oakland Athletics.