Doug Fister

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 3:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning at Comerica Park on August 3, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

GM Rizzo: Nats Talked To Tigers About Scherzer

The talks leading to the deal that sent Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals began last month, when the names of a couple of other Detroit Tigers pitchers — AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello — also were mentioned.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2013

Doug Fister. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Valenti and Foster: Don’t Freak Out Over Doug Fister Trade Just Yet…

“We have to wait and see at the end of the offseason. This is a sign of the times; everybody’s got a budget.”

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2013

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 2: Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 2, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski Explains Why He Dealt Doug Fister

General manager Dave Dombrowski knows many people will not like this trade.

CBS Detroit–12/03/2013

Doug Fister. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tigers Send Doug Fister To Washington Nationals

The Nationals sent infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor league lefty Robbie Ray to Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2013

Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers flips the ball out of his glove during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 3, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti: Tigers Need To Trade One Of Their Starting Pitchers

“With Scherzer going to cost what he is going to cost or likely walking away at the end of the season, trading him would get you one big piece immediately and probably another one later,” Valenti continued.

CBS Detroit–11/07/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws the first pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Underrated Doug Fister Continues Streak Of Terrific Starting Pitching

On a pitching rotation that includes All-Star Game starter Max Scherzer, ERA champion Anibal Sanchez and 2011 Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander, one can easily be overlooked.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Doug Fister # 58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals t Comerica Park on September 14, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Set New AL Strikeout Record, Approach MLB Record

The Tigers set a new American League record for strikeouts in a season: 1,384.

CBS Detroit–09/25/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 19: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after being called safe on a play at the plate while Mike Zunino #3 of the Seattle Mariners reacts to home plate umpire Ron Kulpa during the seventh inning at Comerica Park on September 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

AL Central-Leading Tigers Edge Mariners 5-4

Prince Fielder had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on a close play at the plate, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Thursday.

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home by Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning to end the game at Comerica Park on September 14, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Royals defeated the Tigers 1-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Fielder Out At Home In 9th, Royals Beat Tigers 1-0

Prince Fielder was thrown out at home plate to end the game, preserving Ervin Santana’s impressive outing and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 1-0 victory Saturday night over the Detroit Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–09/14/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks on after loading the base in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Verlander On His Season: ‘I Wouldn’t Call It Good’

All that improvement, and then … a game like Thursday.

CBS Detroit–08/23/2013

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