In return for Fister, the Tigers received young starter Robbie Ray, reliever Ian Krol and infielder Steve Lombardozzi (since traded), none of which figured prominently in the outcome of this season.
Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings and the Nationals capitalized on Bumgarner’s one off-target throw, staving off elimination in the NL Division Series with a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.
The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.
The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?
A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they’re at risk for the disease.
Asked about what appeared to be a cut on his neck, Fister said: “I had some skin cancer removed a couple of days ago.”
This is one trade that Tigers fans will not soon let the organization forget.
So as mad as I still remain about the Fister trade, I thought it would be good therapy to take a look at all the players that DD dealt away and how most of them have failed to succeed.
Robbie Ray, a rookie filling in for 2013 ERA champion Anibal Sanchez, certainly made the most of his two starts in the big leagues.
Ray got a standing ovation when he left the game Tuesday night.