I admit, I really didn't see this coming. After the excessive deference paid to Cristian Guzman last fall and the fact that Guzman hadn't logged any innings at all at second base, I figured there was no chance that Ian Desmond would get the nod.And I wouldn't have raised holy hell if the team went with Guzman to start the season either. It's a long year, and if the team waited till May to make the change, that would have eased the pressure on Desmond a bit. And this move is riskier. If Guzman flips out and Desmond flames out, the Nationals could quickly go from two options at short to none.But now that it's done, I'm pretty psyched. Desmond has real talent. He's done everything possible to show that the bat will play. He's still making too many errors, but let's face it--a routine play...

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