Found March 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
By STEVE KORNACKISpecial to FOXSportsDetroit.com LAKELAND, Fla. -- Doug Fister delivered in 2011 what the Detroit Tigers had hoped to get from Jarrod Washburn in 2009, and what they received from Doyle Alexander in 1987. Fister was the trade deadline shot-in-the-arm to a contender that needed his 8-1 record and 1.79 ERA to win the Central Division title. Now, with a new season about to begin, comes the tough part. Fister must live up to heightened expectations. The key to repeating that success is knowing yourself, Fister said. How so? By adjusting and changing as situations dictate, he said. Hitters adjust and so pitchers adjust, and those making the correct adjustments have the most success. Talent isnt enough in the major leagues, where scouts instantly find a hole in your swing or a pitch you are tipping. Fister said he trusts his fellow pitchers and Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones while constantly talking the game and making those adjustments. Detroit manager Jim Leyl...
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