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After making the major trade to acquire Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers , the Washington Nationals now find themselves down yet another arm in the bullpen as they sent left-hander Ian Krol to Detroit in the deal.
CLEVELAND _ After Friday's free-agency flurry, Indians fans might have felt like they were left off the invite list to Major League Baseball's Christmas bash.
We at MCB - or at least the more sabermetrically-inclined of us - talk a lot about FIP and xFIP when describing pitching performance.
Everything Doug Fister does, from 60 feet, 6 inches away, serves to deceive. His towering height makes you think power, but then he throws a fastball that may not get pulled over in some states.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow walks off the field after being relieved fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Are the Tigers actually poised to have a boring winter meetings, for once, when the annual baseball swap meet convenes next week on the Disney campus in Orlando? But the fact remains the Tigers already have done so darn much this offseason, from hiring a new manager , to acquiring a new closer and second baseman , to parting ways with Prince ... (more)
With all these rumblings of the Mariners being prepared to offer Robinson Cano over $200 million and Jacoby Ellsbury getting $150 plus from the Yankees, I thought it was a good idea to take a look at the Nationals' payroll for 2014 and how it stacks up around Major League Baseball.
There seems to be a lot of displeasure with a byproduct of the Doug Fister trade that moved Drew Smyly from his pivotal spot in the bullpen to the starting rotation.
Doug Fister should fit right in with the Washington Nationals. Not only is he a quality starting pitcher - coming off a 14-9 season with the Detroit Tigers - but he is dripping in clubhouse character.
Konerko, a six-time all-star, informed the team he will play his 16th season with the team.
With all the Washington Nationals news out there for discussing we decided to get the band back together for a Hot Stove edition of Nats Nightly with FBB's Doghouse and myself and the District Sports Page's Dave Nichols all talking about the latest moves the team has made.
Here are 10 things we learned at a very riveting Joe Nathan press conference - most of which had nothing to do with the man of the hour, Nathan.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years.
Entering the 2014 MLB season, the Washington Nationals have shored up their starting pitching rotation by acquiring Doug Fister via trade from the Detroit Tigers for infielder Steve Lombardozzi, relief pitcher Ian Krol and prospect Robbie Ray .
In acquiring of Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers, the Nationals lost reliable backup infielder Steve Lombardozzi, among others.