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Desmond to D.C.

As per Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Ian Desmond will be the Opening Day shortstop for the Nationals, beating out veteran Christian Guzman:

“Desmond has had an exceptional spring,” Riggleman said. “And as we
look into the future, this is a guy that could play for us in 2010 and
’15. But for the year ’10, he is playing really good in Spring
Training, but he may not be playing well in May, so Guzman may be our
shortstop. But to open the season, we’ll give Desi a shot to hold that
position down. We hope that works. If it does, then Guzzie has to be
able to play some other positions.”
The Nats are likely to rotate Desmond, Guzman and Adam Kennedy in the middle infield.  Eric Bruntlett, a non-roster invitee who has played well this spring, still is a possibility as a utility player in the nation’s capital as well.
That leaves the Chiefs with some combination of Bruntlett, Seth Bynum, Pete Orr and Alberto Gonzalez (who has hit the cover off the ball this spring) in terms of utility infielder-types.
 

Travel day

The best thing about not taking my full radio gear on this trip:  The security checkpoint was a breeze.  When traveling with broadcast equipment, I expect to be asked any number of invasive questions–the stuff we use to do radio looks rather like something MacGyver might need to diffuse.

Made it safely to Orlando as of a little while ago.  If you had “gray Nissan Sentra” in the rental car pool, you win.  For the first time in my rental-car existence, I actually got to pick my automobile.  I was sent by the clerk to a garage just off the main terminal.  In that garage was a row labeled “Compact.”  From that row, I selected the only non-Kia.  Good choice, I think.

As I checked into the hotel, I ran into Seth Bynum.  He seems to be doing well.  Look forward to talking with him more in-depth sometime after the 1:05 game tomorrow with the Tigers.  Quick plug:  Friend of the program Bob Carpenter will have the TV call of the game on MASN.  If you’re bored at work, take a long lunch.

John Simone and I will be reporting from that game and throughout the week via the newly-minted syracusechiefs.com.  We’ll be posting audio and video all week from down here at Spring Training.

Talk to you tomorrow from the field.

Jason

ANOTHER GREAT HOT STOVE

The Syracuse Chiefs 49th Annual Hot Stove took place on this past Friday night at the Holiday Inn Liverpool as over 300 fans gathered to talk baseball on a balmy January night.

Special thanks to the Washington Nationals who were represented by GM Mike Rizzo, Manager Jim Riggleman, Director of Player Development Doug Harris, Chiefs manager Trent Jewett, players Pete Orr and Seth Bynum and former major league all stars Bill Monboquette and 2009 Chiefs hitting coach Darnell Coles who received the Jake Meyers Great Guy Award.

Also in attendance were LeMoyne College Coach Steve Owens and his new pitching coach who also played for the Chiefs and in the major leagues with Toronto, Boston and San Diego, Scott Cassidy, Auburn Doubledays GM Carl Gutellius and others.

A full re-cap with photos will appear on Monday on http://www.syracusechiefs.com.

Special thanks to Chiefs Assistant GM Mike Voutsinas and Director of Merchandising Wendy Shoen for all their work on making the 49th one of the best ever.

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