Doug Fister trade: Reaction mostly negative from Tigers point of view

Doug Pensinger

The Detroit Tigers decided to ruin everyone's Monday by trading Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals in exchange for three players. Now, throw away whatever three players you think would be worthy of a Doug Fister trade and instead insert Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol and Robbie Ray. I know what you're thinking, and you're right, it doesn't make any sense. Trusting Dave Dombrowski seems like the rational thing to do here. But, I'm kind of convinced that whatever he may or may not have up his sleeve, won't negate how very one-sided this trade stands today.

Nationals upgrade rotation by acquiring Doug Fister from Tigers
The Strike Zone, Cliff Corcoran

For a team with perennial World Series hopes and an 84-year-old owner who wants to see a championship in his lifetime, this trade just doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Washington Nationals do much better than Detroit Tigers in Fister deal
ESPN, Keith Law
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Keith Law says the Nationals did much better than the Tigers in the Doug Fister trade.

Nationals Acquire Doug Fister From Tigers For Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol And Robbie Ray
Federal Baseball

Just know, Nationals fans, just know ... that your Fister jokes aren't original or funny. And I will not laugh at them. (Yes, I am very bitter.)

Nationals Steal Doug Fister From Tigers
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron

This headline makes me want to cry. Because really ... that's exactly what happened.

Tigers deal Fister for prospects, talent for possible talent
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

I've run out of witty things to say to express my discontent.

Detroit Tigers trade starting pitcher Doug Fister to Washington Nationals for three players
MLive.com, Chris Iott

This article is worth it for the comments alone.

Tigers' Dave Dombrowski reassures fans: 'We're not cutting payroll whatsoever'
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

Cutting payroll is the last thing that was on my mind when I heard about the Fister trade. He was set to make all of about $50 next season. Well, maybe a bit more. But not much.

Tigers trade Doug Fister to Nationals for Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol and minor leaguer Robbie Ray
Big League Stew, David Brown

'First reaction: Great trade for the Nationals." That's a fair and accurate reaction to have. My first reaction had a few more expletives, but this will do.

Tigers' Dave Dombrowski deserves benefit of doubt on Doug Fister trade
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp

Or, we can just call a spade a spade and say it's a bad trade. Maybe I'll feel differently in the morning. But probably not.

Waiting Patiently For The Moves That Actually Improve The Tigers
Walkoff Woodward, Grey Papke

Does David Dombrowski know something that the rest of us don’t? That’s the only explanation I can possibly come up with for the Doug Fister trade.

Doug Fister Traded to Nationals
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

"General Manager Dave Dombrowski did mention that this deal will give them the flexibility to make more moves." I fail to see how this gives more flexibility to anything.

a new set of National fists
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein

All of a sudden, Doug Fister is being traded to the Nationals for two left-handed pitchers with short names (Ian Krol, Robbie Ray) and one utility dude with a long name (Steve Lombardozzi).

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