Which Nats Starter Is The Best: Doug Fister

This post is the final installment of a series we’ve been running here on The Nats Blog, debating which of the club’s stellar five (Sorry Roark) starting pitchers is actually the best. On Monday I made an argument that Max Scherzer was the team’s top hurler, only to be countered by Joe who on Tuesday claimed Stephen Strasburg was the best. Andrew made his arguments for Jordan...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case For Keeping Zimmermann and Fister

Following the Nationals’ 7-year, $210 million agreement with free agent starter Max Scherzer, questions arise as to what the team will do with its otherworldly pitching depth. With all five starters—Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Gio Gonzalez, and Tanner Roark—returning from last year’s National League East Championship squad, the addition of the 2013...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmermann Is Top Choice As Sox Trade Target

Jordan Zimmermann has emerged as the clear choice of our readers as the preferred trade target among Nationals starters. As the chart shows, fully 55% now choose Zimmermann, followed by 34% who pick Stephen Strasburg and just 7% who select Doug Fister. Five percent said they don't prefer any of the three Nationals starters.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Zimmermann Pulls Ahead Of Strasburg

Our second wave of polling indicates that Jordan Zimmerman has pulled ahead of Stephen Strasburg as the Nationals starter the Red Sox should try to trade for. As the chart shows, 50% now choose Zimmermann, followed by 37% who pick Strasburg and 11% who select Doug Fister. A scant percentage (2%) do not want Boston to trade for any of the three starters. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Sign Scherzer To Build Rotation of Doom

Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer. That’s what the Washington Nationals rotation will look like on Opening Day 2015 if reports by Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman are true.   Early word I am hearing is #Nationals plan is to keep Zimmermann, have super rotation and go for it in 2015 — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 19, 2015   Not...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Build Potential Super-Team, Add Max Scherzer

Here’s maybe the simplest way to put this: a season ago, by his peripherals, Tanner Roark was about a three-win pitcher. By his actual runs allowed, he was about a five-win pitcher. He actually finished with a higher RA9-WAR than Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister and a lot of other guys too. At present, the […]
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer reaches seven-year deal with Nationals

The Washington Nationals have reached an agreement with free agent pitcher Max Scherzer on a seven-year deal. Scherzer, 30, joins a team already thick at pitcher though the team has a decision to make on the futures of Doug Fister and Jordan Zimmermann – one of which could be moved prior to Opening Day. The new deal for Scherzer would run though his age-36 season and is for one...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Close To Seven-Year Deal, Possibly With Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals are already the strongest team in the National League East on paper. The Nationals have in their starting rotation Jordan Zimmermann, Steven Strasburg, Doug Fister, and Gio Gonzalez. One would think that the rotation was just fine as it is. But a report suggests that the Nationals...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals' Doug Fister tweets Starbucks gift to followers

Doug Fister of the Washington Nationals delivered a great pitch to his Twitter followers this holiday season. The righthander offered up a barcode for Starbucks to his 25,000-plus followers, telling them to please use it for one drink. Just take the barcode to Starbucks and have the barista scan it for a free cup of coffee. And the righthander's followers managed to drain the account...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Pitcher Doug Fister Plays Santa, Buys Everybody Starbucks for Christmas

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, 2014Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Doug Fister Buys Twitter Followers Starbuck For Christmas

Washington Nationals’ Doug Fister was feeling the Christmas spirit on Xmas Eve.  The pitcher offered up a Starbucks gift card to his twitter followers to have a cup of joe on him. Anticipating that some might take advantage of such a generous offer, he asked his fans not to be a Grinch and only use the barcode once. This embed is invalid" /> Fister...
December 25, 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)...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals' Doug Fister buys ev-er-y-one a cup of coffee for Christmas

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister really got into the holiday spirit on Christmas Eve and wanted all of his Twitter followers to enjoy a nice warm beverage — on him. Fister posted a barcode on his Twitter page and told followers to have a Starbucks barista scan it for a free cup of coffee. He also warned potential Grinches to only use the freebie deal once. Merry Christmas...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Pitcher Doug Fister Buys Starbucks for Fans

View image | Doug Fister was overcome with holiday cheers, so he took time to give a generous gift to his fans. The Washington Nationals’ pitcher decided to buy his fans some Starbucks. Fister posted the barcode to his Starbucks card, telling his followers to use the code to get them a free cup of coffee. He also asked his followers to please limit...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Fister gives fans free Starbucks

Photo cred: Christmas is a time for giving and Nationals pitcher Doug Fister decided to give back to the fans this holiday season. Earlier today, Fister tweeted a Starbucks gift card for fans to use on one free beverage. Merry Christmas Eve! Have a Starbucks on us! Have the barista scan the pic below. Don’t be a grinch, please use for 1
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister buys Starbucks for his fans via Twitter

‘Tis the Season of giving, and Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister (and his wife) are in the giving mood.  Fister is buying his Twitter followers a Starbucks, check out this tweet and enjoy! 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...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #169: Doug Fister | SP | WAS

I’ve been one of Doug Fister’s biggest supporters ever since his breakout in 2011. Proof: My pre-2013 profile on Fister began with the phrase, “I love Doug Fister.” If you don’t recall, that’s the year Fister first proved valuable, posting a 3.33 ERA with 5.49 K/9 in 21 starts for the Mariners before a mid-season trade shipped him to Detroit. Firster thrived with the...
Via Baseball Professor
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond among key Nationals unsigned past 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals starting pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister aren't paying attention to speculation about whether they'll be traded before next season, the last of their current contracts. Shortstop Ian Desmond also could be bound for free agency a year from now - or sent to another team before that - and acknowledges he's well aware of all the talk about his future...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

POLL Verdict Is In: Improve Red Sox Rotation!

The voice of our readers is pretty clear. As the chart shows, almost three-quarters of those voting (73%) say they are not "OK" with the current composition of the Red Sox rotation. Just 27% are satisfied with the way the starters look at present. Clearly, Ben Cherington needs to make at least one more pitching move—either trading for Cole Hamles, Doug Fister or Jordan Zimmerman...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

One sad trade rumor from MLB

Source: The Rangers have expressed strong interest in the Nats starters. Nats asked for 2B Rougned Odor. Rangers said they won't trade him. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) December 9, 2014 Baseball fans deserve better than this. Doug Fister being traded for Rougned Odor is something that shouldn’t be an IRL possibility but it is and […]Continue reading...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals not talking contract extension with Doug Fister

getty images Contract talks between the Nationals and starting pitcher Doug Fister have fallen apart. According to James Wagner of the Washington Post there have no talks of an extension for months. This jives what reports that the Nationals were willing to trade Fister and/or Jordan Zimmermann. Both Fister and Zimmermann are free agents at the end of the 2015 season and the Nationals...
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: November 21, 2014

On Thursday, it was rumored that the Washington Nationals may be shopping Doug Fister and Ryan Zimmermann in addition to the news that Cuban free-agent Yasmany Tomas is apparently expected to attend the winter meetings and the Atlanta Braves being a possible dark horse to land the Cuban slugger. Here is the updated list of MLB rumors for November 21, 2014: Note: This list of rumors...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals shopping Fister and Zimmermann, could target Scherzer

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Washington Nationals are informing teams that both starting pitcher’s Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister are “available if the deal makes sense.” It will surley require a strong return to draw both the solid starters away from their home in Washington D.C. The #Nats are informing teams that ace Jordan Zimmermann is available,but...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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