MLB   |   Houston Astros  


WATCH: Coco Crisp ejected after throwing bat at umpire’s feet

Coco Crisp had one of the more weird ejections you will see on a Major League Baseball field. Crisp tossed his bat at the feet of home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, along with his helmet, and then walked straight into the dugout. This came after Crisp was called out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros and Doug Fister. Crisp didn’t look back at Reyburn once...
Via The Comeback
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

One Early-Spring Change to Believe In

Every year, we go through spring training, and every year, we mostly ignore it, so, every year, we get asked what, if anything, really matters out of these preseason contests. For me, the answer has remained the same. As hitters go, it’s difficult to find substance, although you might be able to read into any newfound power to the opposite field. That’s what tipped me off a few...
Via Fangraphs
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Fister lands one-year, $7 million deal with Astros

Fresh off their first playoff berth since 2005, the Houston Astros are looking to keep their momentum going. On Thursday, the team fortified their starting rotation by signing free agent righthander Doug Fister to a one-year deal worth $7 million, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The agreement also comes with up to $12 million in incentives. Source: Fister gets 1-year, $7M deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros Take the Doug Fister Chance

Just gonna go ahead and borrow from a colleague: I wonder what kind of odds you could have gotten on “Doug Fister and Rich Hill will sign almost the same FA contract” 12 months ago. — David Cameron (@DCameronFG) January 28, 2016 Rich Hill signed for a year and a guaranteed $6 million. He’s nearly 36 years old, and he just started all of four games for the Red Sox, and...
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Fister’s value has tanked more than any other free agent

By Joe Lucia We’re about two and a half months away from the qualifying offer deadline this offseason, and we’ve been getting to thinking about players that have played themselves into and out of situations where the offer would apply. For instance, Wei-Yin Chen of the Orioles has pitched himself into a position where a qualifying offer seems to be a certainty (assuming there’s...
Via The Outside Corner
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Fister Latest Washington National With Pitching Woes

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) In the Nationals’ loss Thursday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Doug Fister gave up four runs in five innings to raise his ERA to 4.50, over two runs higher than it was last year...
Via The Sports Journal
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ignorance is bliss: Nationals' Fister doesn't know score, inning when locked in

When Washington Nationals starter Doug Fister is in the zone, he's completely locked in. So locked in, in fact, that he's oblivious to the things you'd imagine every baseball player is cognizant of while on the diamond. After throwing seven scoreless innings in the Nationals' 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, Fister gave a glimpse into his mindset while he's locked in...
Via FOX Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Fister loses wedding ring on pitch, finds it in the dirt on mound (video)

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister experienced a potentially troubling mishap at the conclusion of the top of 1st inning in his start against the Tampa Bay Rays when his wedding ring fell off his finger during the delivery of a pitch. After striking out Evan Longoria to end the inning, Fister immediately began picking around...Read More The post Doug Fister loses wedding ring...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Replacing Doug Fister in the rotation

Tanner Roark has played a big role in the bullpen, but he may be better suited replacing Fister in the rotation. Doug Fister of the Washington Nationals has been placed on the disabled list after complaints of forearm tightness. The Nationals quickly called up prospect A.J. Cole from Syracuse on Friday, likely to replace Fister in the rotation. Fister, the leading man of the Nationals’...
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals place Doug Fister on 15-day Disabled List

The Washington Nationals placed Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, throwing into doubt the strength of what was supposed to be Major League Baseball most fearsome starting pitching corps. Fister reported feeling tightness in his right forearm to manager Matt Williams last night after getting rocked for eight hits, seven runs and two homers in just two innings in an...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker