(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Nats shortstop Ian Desmond is eligible for salary arbitration and is scheduled to hit free agency in two years. It is very important that the Nats sign him to a contract extension ASAP for two reasons: 1) He has hit .286 with an .812 on-base plus slugging percentage over the last two seasons and won two Silver Slugger awards; and 2) his brilliant Twitter jab at Nats Enemy No. 1 Friday afternoon.

Desmond’s Twitter heroics have been well documented (see his #eatface movement, Barra Brava outreach and D.C. pride). This is the kind of guy you want to keep around.

(Via @ouij)