According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, MLB Daily Dish, the Nationals have acquired Doug Fister of the Detroit Tigers. The Nationals send Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol and minor leaguer Robbie Ray to the Tigers in the deal.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 3, 2013
Fister last season with Detroit allowed just under four runs a game, and pitched over 200 innings. That is exactly what I brought up earlier when talking about Bronson Arroyo. This is an even better deal because Fister will only be 30 on Opening Day 2014.
Doug Fister is arbitration eligible so I expect the Nats to try to make it a three year deal to buy out his arbitration seasons. I could be wrong and it be only a one year deal, but I am betting on a three year deal.
Overall this is a great deal for the Nationals as they get a very consistent starter to take the four spot in the rotation. He has experience in the playoffs as well. Not having to give away Anthony Rendon in the deal was also huge.
I will be bringing you my take on this later tonight so stay tuned!