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Year in review: Nationals rookie of the year

Manager Jim Riggleman called the emergence of Ian Desmond the bright spot of the season -- but what about Stephen Strasburg?

By Adam Kilgore  | October 4, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
 
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I'd say Thomas Ian Nichols in "Rookie of the Year" would be more deserving than any of the names listed above.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 4, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Ian could have been but when one person almost has as many errors as a MLB team combined that is not ROY material.

Posted by: Shiba-fussa | October 4, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Storen. Not ready to be a closer yet, perhaps, but was more than adequate coming out of the bullpen.

Posted by: gilbertbp | October 4, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Either Storen or Strasburg. I can't see an ROY with 34 errors and on-again, off-again hitting? He was the only National Oliver Perez was able to get out on Sunday.

Posted by: longhorn64 | October 4, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Desmond played all year and got increasingly better. He played with enthusiasm and although he made an inexcusable number of errors, he did show signs of getting better. I predict sub 20 errors next year. Strasburg would have won hands down if he had remained healthy. Storen and Bernadina were rookies, but not close to rookies of the year.

Posted by: natbiscuits | October 4, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEan Desmond.

Posted by: Batboy05 | October 4, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

@Batboy: I'm a Nat's fan, but that's pretty darn funny!

Posted by: JCCfromDC | October 5, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

"I predict sub 20 errors next year [for EEEEEEEEEEan Desmond]."

That's possible only if he plays fewer than 75 games.

Thanks Batboy05.

Posted by: Fairfax6 | October 5, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

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