Tigers Trade Away Fister

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    Tigers Trade Away Fister

    Nationals Acquire Doug Fister From Tigers By  Jeff Todd [December 2 at 6:57pm CST]

    The Nationals have acquired starter Doug Fister from the Tigers, a source tells Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com (via Twitter). The 29-year-old righty is represented by PSI Sports Management.

    Fister posted a 3.67 ERA last year for Detroit over 208 2/3 innings. He is projected by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz to earn $6.9MM this year through arbitration, and is not eligible for free agency until 2016.

    There is no word yet on the return going back to the Tigers. As I explained in my breakdownof the Nats' off-season, the rotation was likely the single area where the club could make the greatest impact through a major addition. It appears that GM Mike Rizzo has done just that with today's trade.

     
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    Re: Tigers Trade Away Fister

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    Fister isn't a "major addition". He's a minor addition, which will be reflected in what goes back to the Tigers. 

    https://twitter.com/DCameronFG/status/407676809690759168

     
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    Re: Tigers Trade Away Fister

    Nationals always are adding pitchers, and the Tigers maybe are stream-lining and building a better all around team.

     
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    Fairly unimpressive package going to the tigers. Lombardozzi, Ray and Krol...Ho hum

     
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    I say there's more to this than meets the eye. Fister is a young "almost stud" innings eating starter. I'm thinking it's likely another team wants some of the pieces they got for him, and another shoe is soon to drop. Hard to believe Detroit would be happy with this transaction as it stands.

     

     

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    Nationals always are adding pitchers, and the Tigers maybe are stream-lining and building a better all around team.

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    Re: Tigers Trade Away Fister

    Fister had a regular season ERA+ of 128 with Detroit.

    And a 2.98 postseason ERA for them in 48.1 innings.

    Those are pretty good numbers to send packing.

     
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    Makes no sense unless they're dumping salary for Max.

     
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    Makes no sense unless they're dumping salary for Max.

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    That has to be it.  With Verlander, Scherzer and Sanchez, that would be 3 high-priced starters.

     

     
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    Re: Tigers Trade Away Fister

    Very, very strange trade unless another shoe drops.

     

    For a pitcher with 2 years left of team contol, it seems like the Tigers could have received more of a haul.  With inferior pitchers Kazmir, Nolasco, Haren going for $10+ MM per year, the Tigers must not have wanted to deal him to an AL team.

     

    Would the Sox have given up Anthony Ranaudo/Allen Webster and Brandon Workman and Brock Holt/Mookie Betts for Fister?  I say, yes, 100% they would.

     

     

     
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    Re: Tigers Trade Away Fister

    Ian Krol throws 300 mph.

     
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    Ian Krol throws 300 mph.



    And his name is an anagram for "Oral Ink".

     

    Also "Rank Oil"

     
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    Tigers just signed Joe Nathan, so they have their closer. I expect more moves from them.

     
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    Ian Krol throws 300 mph.

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    said did Frank Montas.  Don't get me wrong Ian Krol may be a little under valued here....but this is still a surprisingly weak package for Fister. 

     
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    Salary dump.  They needed money for a closer and Max.  Saved about $6 mill.  Same with the Prince for Kinsler trade.  Paring payroll.  Is'nt Miggy's contract coming up again in a year or two?  Tigers now know they became too 1-dimensional offensively,  and are trying to be more like the Sox.  It's a copycat league, as they say.

     
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    Salary dump.  They needed money for a closer and Max.  Saved about $6 mill.  Same with the Prince for Kinsler trade.  Paring payroll.  Is'nt Miggy's contract coming up again in a year or two?  Tigers now know they became too 1-dimensional offensively,  and are trying to be more like the Sox.  It's a copycat league, as they say.

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    How is this a Salary dump?  yes it reduces there Salary, but Fister was a very good pitcher who isn't a free agent until 2016.  Prince Fielder was a salary dump.  On the surface, Washington made out big time in this trade. 

     
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    Wow... Tigers making moves before payroll jail happens with Sherzer in the sights with Miggy on the horizon.  That said, this must be a very underwhelming return for the fans of Detroit when they see a guy who gave a ton of quality innings last year and is controled for years get shipped out. 

     
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    Tigers just signed Joe Nathan, so they have their closer. I expect more moves from them.

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    I agree with you southpaw777   Laughing

    I think the Tigers will make one big splash by signing either Choo or Ellsbury.   

     

     
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    Tigers just signed Joe Nathan, so they have their closer. I expect more moves from them.

     



    I agree with you southpaw777   Laughing

     

    I think the Tigers will make one big splash by signing either Choo or Ellsbury.   

     

     



    Do you think they will live in the moment and splash for Choo or Ells, or do you think they will refrain and go after Miggy and Sherzer?  I would think they go after Miggy and Sherzer and these moves are indicative of them doing so.  I don't read they going after Choo or Ells at all.

    The splash was Joe Nathan for two years and you must have missed it.  The future is Miggy and Sherzer... two of the best players at what they do in the game.

     

     
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    Salary dump.  They needed money for a closer and Max.  Saved about $6 mill.  Same with the Prince for Kinsler trade.  Paring payroll.  Is'nt Miggy's contract coming up again in a year or two?  Tigers now know they became too 1-dimensional offensively,  and are trying to be more like the Sox.  It's a copycat league, as they say.

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    How is this a Salary dump?  yes it reduces there Salary, but Fister was a very good pitcher who isn't a free agent until 2016.  Prince Fielder was a salary dump.  On the surface, Washington made out big time in this trade. 

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          "yes it reduces there salary"

             Bingo.

             That is what this trade was all about. ie salary dump.

             Salty gets 7M per for 3 years.

             Boston wasn't the only team that had a low value tag on him.

             He wont be missed.

     

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