In their preseason rankings of the best shortstops in baseball, ESPN has Nationals' star Ian Desmond comparing quite favorably to his peers.
Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals face the Mets in a rare twilight spring training game. Get live updates from Viera on Nats Insider!
Add Bryce Harper to the growing list of Nationals unable to play at the moment, though his ailment legitimately isn't serious.
With Anthony Rendon likely to open the season on the DL, the Nationals will need one of these three potential backup third basemen to step in and contribute.
With less than two weeks to go until Opening Day, 'Baseball in the District' has returned with the first episode of 2015.