Promoted from Syracuse are SS Ian Desmond, RHRP Logan Kensing, RHSP/RP Zack Segovia, RHSP Marco Estrada, and LHSP Ross Detwiler.

  1. #1 by Positively Half St. - September 7th, 2009 at 21:33

    Two first-timers. Good stuff. Logan Kensing should be thanking God that a team like the Nats will give him another chance he probably hasn’t earned yet. Of course I hope it works out well for him.

  2. #2 by JayB - September 7th, 2009 at 21:46

    I really would like to see Guz sit down for the rest of the year and get his feet fixed like his teeth and eyes fixed by modern medical methods like back in 2006, then move to 2B for next year.

    Kensing? Some things never change, the Nats will not turn the corner until they stop dumpster diving.

  3. #3 by Sam - September 7th, 2009 at 21:49


  4. #4 by estuartj - September 7th, 2009 at 22:18

    I hope Desmond gets the start tomorrow, I think it will seriously mess up his mojo if he sits on the bench and maybe gets a PH appearance after being called up. Better to get him out there right off the bat and get 4-5 ABs so he can get over the call-up jitters.

  5. #5 by Andrew - September 7th, 2009 at 22:25

    Where is Shairon Martis on the list?

    I haven’t tracked in a while Zech Dinicola but thought he was doing well early in the season so what happened to his season?

  6. #6 by Scooter - September 7th, 2009 at 22:36

    To be fair, JayB, recalling Kensing isn’t so much like dumpster diving as it is re-wearing last week’s socks because you forgot to do laundry. Again.

  7. #7 by Positively Half St. - September 7th, 2009 at 23:22


    I laughed and gagged at the same time.

  8. #8 by Jane - September 8th, 2009 at 07:16

    Ian Desmond, congratulations on the well-deserved promotion to Washtington!!!!

    Zack Segovia, Ross Detweiler, and Marco Estrada – congratulations on the promotion to Washington!!!!

  9. #9 by Sec 204 Row H Seat 7 - September 8th, 2009 at 08:50

    Kensing did rattle of 3 or 4 saves in a row in AAA (just like the last time he was demoted). So, hope springs eternal, and he gets one last chance. I agree Desmond should get the next few starts. It will be interesting to see how Detweiler and Estrada do.

  10. #10 by Todd Boss - September 8th, 2009 at 11:19

    I wonder what the corresponding moves are … not that it matters but I believe 2 guys need to move to 60-day dl to make room for Kensing and Segovia additions.

  11. #11 by Brian Oliver - September 8th, 2009 at 11:20

    They can move 2 of the 3 guys on the 15-day to the 60-day or they can remove Luke Montz from the 40-man

  12. #12 by peric - September 8th, 2009 at 12:05


    Ian Desmond doesn’t look as if he can field the position at a major league level? Perhaps a bit like Mike Morse, once shortstop, now 1B, 3B utility on the Nats?

    So, I wonder what position he would play? Second base, outfield?

    What are the chances of Danny Espinosa moving at in short for the Nats after the AFL, maybe winter ball? It might take 2 years (like Ryan Zimmerman) to adjust to major league pitching but they would have the benefit of his fielding perhaps figuring that eventually he would hit?

  13. #13 by Brian Oliver - September 8th, 2009 at 12:08

    peric – I’m not going to write off Desmond as a SS just yet. I’d honestly like to see him play there full-time the rest of the season.

    Espinosa has a chance to be an option in 2011

    In both cases, I don’t see either guy as a top of the order starter. More along the lines of #7 or 8 hitter

  14. #14 by sportsfan882 - September 8th, 2009 at 15:19

    Desmond looks like a solid #2 hitter.

    Espinosa surprised everyone by hitting 31 doubles, 4 triples, and 18 homers this year.


    He struck out a lot but hit for power and drew a lot of walks.

    He could really be a gem.

  15. #15 by Sue Dinem - September 8th, 2009 at 16:54

    Espinosa is the better option long-term at SS. Far better defensively and has much better plate discipline. I don’t think the power will hold up as he goes up the ladder, at least not until he’s post-office 190 lbs vs. a college 190 lbs.

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