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On rotational depth and where to find it

Jordan Zimmermann is a Detroit Tiger now, and Doug Fister is a Houston Astro. That leaves Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Tanner Roark and Joe Ross as the 2016 Nationals rotation, one with less room for injuries or underperformance than last year’s depth could endure.  But now, to a question best asked on a dreary February day: […]
Via Nationals Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ Very Early Season Preview

There are 64 days and about 20 minutes as of the publication of this article until the MLB season begins. So does that mean that it’s too early to do a 2016 season preview for the Houston Astros? Please, of course not. Nobody has been this excited about the team since the 2005 World Series when the team faced off the Chicago White Sox. After the sweep, the Astros grew worse and...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Things that Must go Right for the Nationals to Make the Playoffs in 2016

Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Gettty Images North America Last winter, it seemed that there was very little reason to actually play out the 2015 season. The Washington Nationals were going to win the World Series. With the supposed best rotation in baseball, it would have been a waste of time for the rest of the league to play 162 games. Obviously that’s not how things turned out. From...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister Signs One-Year Deal With Houston Astros

After what seemed like an eternity, one right handed pitcher has finally found a new home. According to MLB.com, former Detroit Tiger and Washington National Doug Fister has signed a one year deal with the Houston Astros. Fister’s deal is worth $7 million, but can reach up to over $10 million if his performance bonuses. Throughout the last few seasons, baseball analysts and fans...
Via Hot Stove MLB
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Houston Astros Sign Doug Fister

The Houston Astros checked off the last offseason checklist item on Thursday when they signed free agent starter Doug Fister to a one-year contract for a guaranteed seven million dollars. The contract could possibly reach 12 million if he reaches all of the incentives in the contract. The move leaves Yovani Gallardo as the only plug-and-play starter currently on the market. Why the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros address huge back-end rotation need with Doug Fister signing

Houston Astros starting pitching was a huge plus in 2015. Dallas Keuchel continued to be a revelation, posting his best season to date with a 20-8 record, 1.02 WHIP, and 2.48 ERA, earning his first career Cy Young. Behind him was Collin McHugh, a waiver claim turned perfect number two. The 28-year-old won 19 games, threw over 200 innings, and had a 3.89 ERA. Behind the duo was...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros address huge back-end rotation need with Doug Fister signing

Houston Astros starting pitching was a huge plus in 2015. Dallas Keuchel continued to be a revelation, posting his best season to date with a 20-8 record, 1.02 WHIP, and 2.48 ERA, earning his first career Cy Young. Behind him was Collin McHugh, a waiver claim turned perfect number two. The 28-year-old won 19 games, threw over 200 innings, and had a 3.89 ERA. Behind the duo was rookie...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Right-hander Doug Fister, Astros agree to $7M, 1-year deal

HOUSTON (AP) Right-hander Doug Fister and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $7 million, one-year contract. The 31-year-old was 5-7 with a 4.19 ERA in 15 starts and 10 relief appearances last season for Washington. He was 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA for the Nationals in 2014, when he finished eighth in NL Cy Young Award voting. Fister is 65-63 with a 3.42 ERA 167 starts and 13 relief...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Add RHP Doug Fister on One-Year Deal

WASHINGTON — Former Nationals right-handed pitcher Doug Fister has signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros. The 31-year-old starter is coming off a down year after going 5-7 with a 4.19 ERA and being demoted to Washington’s bullpen. Fister went 16-6 with a 2.14 ERA and received some Cy Young Award consideration in 2014. Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports the deal is valued...
Via CBS DC
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister signs one-year deal with Astros

A down season led to Doug Fister finding a tough market. That has allowed the Astros to sign the 31-year-old to a one-year deal worth $7 million guaranteed. Fister can earn another $5 million via incentives. He is believed to have been seeking a two-year deal north of $20 million but such a deal never came. By taking the one-year deal Fister can rebuild his stock in 2016 and try...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Sign Doug Fister to One-Year Deal

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Houston Astros have agreed to terms with free agent starting pitcher Doug Fister on a one-year deal. Fister’s deal is worth $7 million in guaranteed money but if Fister reaches certain incentives, the deal could be worth up to $12 million. Source: Fister gets 1-year, $7M deal from Astros. Deal can max out at $12M if performance...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Right-hander Doug Fister, Astros agree to 1-year contract

HOUSTON (AP) Right-hander Doug Fister and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract. The 31-year-old was 5-7 with a 4.19 ERA in 15 starts and 10 relief appearances last season for Washington. He was 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA for the Nationals in 2014, when he finished eighth in NL Cy Young Award voting. Fister is 65-63 with a 3.42 ERA 167 starts and 13 relief appearances...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister agrees to one-year deal with Astros

Another former National who was all but certain to depart has done so, as starter Doug Fister agreed to a one-year deal with the Astros Thursday. Fister got a one-year deal that will pay him a base salary of $7 million, according to a report by MLB Daily Dish. He made $11.4 million in arbitration last season. […]
Via Nationals Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister is off the board - School of Roch

So much for the Orioles signing Doug Fister to fill out their rotation. The Astros have agreed to terms with Fister on a one-year deal. The club confirmed it in a tweet this morning. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that Fister will receive a guaranteed $7 million, and performance bonuses ... Read More
Via MASN
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros sign Doug Fister to one-year deal

The Houston Astros, desirous of adding more veteran pitching to a staff led by Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel, agreed with free agent Doug Fister on a one-year deal on Thursday. The deal was announced by MLB.com's Brian McTaggart on Twitter and confirmed by the club: Chris Cotillo of SB Nation followed up with a report that the deal is worth $7 million and can reach $12 million...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Desmond, Clippard, Fister: Why Not?

Spring training is right around the corner. Pitchers and catchers report to Florida and Arizona just one week after Super Bowl 50. The Nationals have reportedly gone after Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and others. It appears they have money to spend and feel the need to improve. What is left? Ian Desmond, Doug Fister and Tyler Clippard to name three. Desmond is apparently considering...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

30 Prospects in 30 Days: Lucas Giolito, Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals lost two starting pitchers this offseason when they decided not to retain Jordan Zimmerman, who signed with the San Francisco Giants, and Doug Fister, who is still a free agent but is unlikely to return to DC. These two pitchers were key pieces to the rotation that many were calling the best ever prior to this past season, and the Nationals let them walk...
Via The Fantasy Fix
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Chris Davis enough for the Orioles?

The Baltimore Orioles weren’t too far off from a playoff berth in 2015, but since the season ended, that’s been my question: Is Chris Davis enough? That was my question when the seemingly never-ending saga of his contract was playing out; that was my question when the Orioles were reportedly back in on him after rescinding their initial offer. And finally, that was still my...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros “exploring the possibility” of signing Doug Fister

The Houston Astros, who are on the lookout for another starting pitcher, are “exploring the possibility” of signing free agent right-handed pitcher Doug Fister, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. In addition to Fister, Cafardo says that the Astros have discussed Yovani Gallardo, Alfredo Simon and Kyle Lohse. The Astros’ preference, however, is […]
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What should be expected of the Nationals’ rotation in 2016?

One year ago Thursday, Nationals President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo helped Max Scherzer put on a Nationals jersey for the first time. Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and Doug Fister had long since been fitted for theirs, so the deepest starting rotation in baseball coalesced in white and red. That rotation was so deep […]
Via Nationals Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Is a Serviceable No. 5 Starter

The Red Sox will officially get another season of Joe Kelly after the two sides agreed to a one-year deal on Friday to avoid arbitration. On the scale of significant baseball happenings in Boston this offseason, this one is quite low. But Kelly’s importance to the Red Sox next season shouldn’t be understated. The right-hander’s 2015 campaign was mostly forgettable. He looked...
Via BP Boston
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent Doug Fister Interested In Two-Year Deal

Mid-tier free agent starter Doug Fister and his representatives are seeking a two-year deal in the $22 million range according to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The fact that Fister hasn’t signed a contract yet is quite surprising when you consider the fact that Scott Kazmir has already received a three-year $48 million […]
Via Baseball Essential
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister: Short-term Value for Royals

With Wei-Yin Chen signing with the Miami Marlins, the mid-tier starting pitching market is beginning to thin out. Doug Fister has offers on the table, and could be the next of the mid-tier names to sign. The Philadelphia Phillies, Marlins, and Detroit Tigers are all seen as potential landing spots for the tall right-hander. One […]
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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