It would seem Washington is waiting at least another year to see how the young shortstop develops, however, Desmond is the latest Nats player to pop up in trade rumors.
It is the biggest story of Nationals spring training: Will Bryce Harper make the Opening Day roster? Opinions vary, but if you ask Harper himself it doesn't seem likely.
With three weeks to go until Opening Day, the Nationals still don't know what they're going to do with lefty John Lannan, who is unlikely to make the rotation and could be traded.
Edwin Jackson makes his third start of the spring, and Michael Morse is back DH'ing as the Nationals take on the Tigers from Viera tonight.
Join Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and the Washington Times' Amanda Comak this afternoon for an in-depth look at the Nats halfway through spring training.