Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 10/12/11
Do you suppose there's any chance Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski called up Dan O'Dowd, his counterpart with the Colorado Rockies, on Wednesday morning and thanked him for making the asking price too high for Ubaldo Jimenez? The Cleveland Indians met O'Dowd's price and got a 4-4 record and 5.10 ERA from Jimenez for the trouble. Meanwhile, the Tigers took their business elsewhere and got Doug Fister from the Seattle Mariners. It took many, many phone calls to get a deal done, and Detroit still ended up shipping a load of talent to Seattle. But Fister was worth the expense, going 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA. And that was just his regular season record. Following a shaky postseason debut in Game 1 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees (technically in relief of Justin Verlander, after that game's infamous rainout), Fister is a major reason the Tigers' World Series hopes are still alive. In Game 5 of the ALDS, he allowed only one run over five innings to a Yankees lineup that had
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