Ace, shortstop on Nats extension list?

Tuesday we discussed the possibility of the Washington Nationals and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann working out a multi-year contract extension, but Wednesday shortstop Ian Desmond was the topic of such an idea. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times asked GM Mike Rizzo if the club might look to extend Desmond before the start of the season and Rizzo's response was that he was "opened minded to it."