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Nationals' Doug Fister: 'I still think I have a starting role somewhere'

As he surveys what might be ahead in free agency this coming offseason, Doug Fister is confident that he can find his way into a starting rotation again after being converted into a reliever by the Washington Nationals. Fister, who had never been a full-time reliever in his seven years in the majors, was sent to the bullpen by the Nats in August after posting a 4-7 record with a...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 not...
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

Doug Fister bought Starbucks for his Twitter followers

Washington Nationals pitcher did something pretty cool this Christmas – he bought Starbucks for everyone on Twitter. Merry Christmas Eve! Have a Starbucks on us! Have the barista scan the pic below. Don't be a grinch, please use for 1 — Doug Fister (@dougfister58) December 24, 2014   There was no word about how much money was on the giftcard...
Via Awful Announcing
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Pitcher Doug Fister Gives Twitter Followers Starbucks For Christmas

Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, and instead of giving expensive gifts to his teammates who probably don’t need gifts, Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister spread the love to his Twitter followers. Fister offered his followers a Starbucks gift card so they could get their beverage of choice on his dime. Merry Christmas Eve! Have a Starbucks on us! Have the barista...
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Pitcher Doug Fister Gives Fans Christmas Gifts

Who said that professional athletes were closer to Grinch than Santa? Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister took to Twitter on Christmas Eve to give his followers and fans a nice little gift. Merry Christmas Eve! Have a Starbucks on us! Have the barista scan the pic below. Don't be a grinch, please use for 1 — Doug Fister (@dougfister58)...
Via Sportsnaut
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

"Fister? I hardly even know her"

Thank you, MASN, for sharing this magical moment in the history of Doug Fister puns. Nationals 2, Braves 1: Ho hum, just another Doug Fister start, this one a brilliant 7 inning, 2 hit, shutout performance. And just another breeze in the 9th for Drew Storen, who finally got his job back. #RespectTheAce: Good on Matt Williams for sticking with his Ace with two outs and two...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: If the postseason started today

Currently, the Washington Nationals sit six games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, and a trip to the postseason is certainly not guaranteed. However, for all intents and purposes, we will assume they get there. When the postseason begins, Washington faces some difficult questions, how will Matt Williams respond in his first year of managerial duty? The first...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Doug Fister do the splits on a stretch at first

Doug Splitster? Oh sure, Doug Fister (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 93 pitches-63 strikes) was impressive again in winning his fourth straight start yesterday (Nationals 4, Phillies 2). But even more impressive? How about Fister doing full splits on a stretch while covering first base to *almost* complete a double play on a Ryan Howard grounder in the first inning? Watch the MLB...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Doug Fister celebrate first Nationals start by airmailing throw to first

What better way to celebrate your return from the DL and first start with a new team than with a wild, airmailed throw to first? Up above, a GIF by the great @md_dc of Doug Fister's wild,airmailed throw in the first inning Friday night in Oakland, which eventually cost him (and, you know, the Nationals) a run. I mean, even Doug Fister standing on Doug Fister's shoulders couldn...
Via Nationals Enquirer
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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