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13 hrs ago | FakeTeams
Does the trade to the Washington Nationals make right-handed pitcher Doug Fister a more worthy selection on draft day? One of the more head-scratching transactions of the offseason saw Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski ship right-hander Doug Fister to Washington for Steve Lombardozzi , Ian Krol and minor-league lefty Robbie Ray.
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16 hrs ago | Teddy Never Wins
There are high expectations for the Washington Nationals this year in the National League East, both externally and within the organization.
Just as Dave Dombrowski was hitting a crescendo on the heels of the Fielder-Kinsler deal, news of the Doug Fister trade broke and sent DD's stock tumbling the other way.
On October 6, 2009, it seemed like Ricky Porcello was the oldest 20-year-old in the world.
The Detroit Tigers have a slot to fill in the outfield for their roster following the surprising news Tuesday afternoon that left fielder Andy Dirks will have back surgery and will be out of action for about 12 weeks .
Oct 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hits a single during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers in game five of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game at O.co Coliseum.
The last two seasons have ended in a disappointing fashion for the Detroit Tigers.
Although he'll probably start the season in Toledo, the Tigers' sixth starter will likely play a more important role on the 2014 Tigers.
Study the Tigers' probable Opening Day hitters and their spring camp at-bats and you get a sense, even in these ridiculously early hours of March, for where minds and bodies are a month before serious games begin.
Doug Fister struck out the first two batters he faced in his spring debut with Washington, and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 Sunday.
Detroit's Anibal Sanchez allowed one hit in two scoreless innings Sunday in a game that eventually ended in a 0-0, 10-inning tie between the Tigers and an Atlanta Braves split squad.
Late update: 12:05 pm EST - Scratch what's written below, Jayson Werth is a late scratch.
Lakeland, Fla. - Notes, thoughts, items as the Tigers head into the third week of spring camp: The Tigers will need Triple-A Toledo to hatch some help this year - and next.
Feb 25, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws during a workout at Surprise Stadium practice area Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Every year, since 1985, we have waited for the Royals to return to the postseason.