Ian and Jordan Are Free Agents

As expected, Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann have both turned downed contract offers from the Nationals.

Ian Desmond

The Nationals will now look for a Second basemen. I think Escobar will shift to Shortstop, Rendon will play Third, and now they will look for a new infielder. Trey Turner could still be an option. Ian is the last Nationals player to come from the original Expos team that moved to DC. We will miss the bombs that he hit.

With the addition of Mike Maddux as the new Pitching Coach, the Nationals must fix the pitching staff.

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 01: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 1, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)