Ian Desmond is still looking for a new home. Will the Tampa Bay Rays sign him? Will someone else step up and ink the veteran shortstop? Jordan Zimmermann got his new deal early this winter when he agreed on a 5-year/$110M deal with the Detroit Tigers on November 30th. The two former Washington Nationals had a fun back and forth on the Twitter this afternoon when Desmond reached out to his followers looking for a new Twitter avatar/profile pic:
Anyone want to pick me a new profile picture?— Ian Desmond (@IDesmond20) February 10, 2016
We offered our own suggestion to Desmond, but he chose another option. [ed. note - "Whatever, Desmond, that's fine. Not like we followed you since the '04 Draft or anything. It's fine."]:
@IDesmond20 #eMb pic.twitter.com/HWPCWgTjnS— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) February 10, 2016
A little while later, Desmond's former teammate offered his own suggestions along with evergreen "add captions to this pic" jokes:
@IDesmond20 "Boy you're throwing some real meatballs today" pic.twitter.com/KmhXyNFCAc— Jordan Zimmermann (@JZimmermann27) February 10, 2016
Desmond apparently liked it, so he sent one back to the Tigers' no.2 starter:
@JZimmermann27 haha "does it feel as bad as it looks?"— Ian Desmond (@IDesmond20) February 10, 2016
It didn't stop there, as Zimmermann added another line:
@IDesmond20 hahaha "I know you forgot to brush so thanks for putting your glove over your mouth"— Jordan Zimmermann (@JZimmermann27) February 10, 2016
Desmond and Zimmermann will be missed in the nation's capital in 2016. Both were well-liked by fans (though, yes, what is likely Desmond's final season in D.C. frustrated some).
You can still follow them on Twitter, of course, and cheer for them... [ed. note - "Insert requisite, 'Not when they are playing against the Nationals though,' line."]
In case you didn't notice, Desmond's current profile pic is the one he chose as the winner...
Where do you think Desmond will eventually sign? He's gotta sign somewhere, right? The Nationals need that comp pick!