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Friday, March 07, 2014

Doug Fister injury: Nationals righty has elbow inflammation, MRI

This would be a big blow for the Nats.

SoCalDemon Posted: March 07, 2014 at 04:21 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. KT's Pot Arb Posted: March 07, 2014 at 05:17 PM (#4668027)
Dombrowski knew!
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 07, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4668038)
Dombrowski knew!

If he did, he's a huge scumbag.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: March 07, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4668045)
Dombrowski knew!

If he did, he's a huge scumbag.


Unless he told Washington about it.
   4. bfan Posted: March 07, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4668050)
Don't they get to conduct a physical of a player, using their own medical staff, if they so choose?
   5. Ron J2 Posted: March 07, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4668055)
#4 (and others) There was a dispute about what Chicago knew about Mike Sirotka's arm when he was traded.

I guess the problem with a physical for a veteran pitcher is that they're all going to show up as having some kind of damage, it's just tough to tell whether they can pitch with it.
   6. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: March 07, 2014 at 06:32 PM (#4668093)
Ah, schadenfreude...it tastes so sweet!

Actually, I hope Fister comes back from this, and he probably will:

At this point, Fister's elbow isn't a serious concern for the Nationals, but they will presumably bring him along slowly through the relatively meaningless spring schedule.
   7. TJ Posted: March 07, 2014 at 07:40 PM (#4668116)
Dombrowski knew!

If he did, he's a huge scumbag.


Snapper, would that move Dombrowski ahead of you on the history's greatest monster list?
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 07, 2014 at 08:01 PM (#4668122)
Looks like the Nationals aren't skimping on the MRIs. Much better than waiting till someone's arm falls off.
   9. Jeff R., P***y Mainlander Posted: March 07, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4668133)
Don't they get to conduct a physical of a player, using their own medical staff, if they so choose?


The Orioles should subcontract out their medical staff to other teams.
   10. Jason Michael(s) Bourn Identity Crisis Posted: March 07, 2014 at 09:20 PM (#4668139)
The Orioles should subcontract out their medical staff to other teams.

Presumably, that wasn't covered in the Orioles' ridiculous money grab deal with the Nats.
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: March 07, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4668145)
FISTER FAMINE FOR NATS? LOOKING LIKE FIST

   12. McCoy Posted: March 07, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4668153)
I wonder what the binder says about this. Meanwhile opening day tickets for the Nationals have gone through the roof. why are people getting excited about an 83 win season?
   13. spike Posted: March 07, 2014 at 10:16 PM (#4668156)
If he did, he's a huge scumbag.

He's crazy for trading him for so little, regardless.
   14. Davo Dozier Posted: March 08, 2014 at 12:11 AM (#4668176)
why are people getting excited about an 83 win season?

As a Twins fan, I would sell my first-born child for an 83 win season.
   15. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 01:42 AM (#4668187)
When I read about this I tend to assume that we now know why the Tigers traded Fister for very little.
   16. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: March 08, 2014 at 10:13 AM (#4668208)
He's crazy for trading him for so little, regardless.

Unless he was up front with all of the other teams.
   17. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: March 08, 2014 at 10:42 AM (#4668214)
Why are people getting excited about an 83 win season?

I don't know. Why have Cubs fans been so loyal to their garbage team for all these years?
   18. McCoy Posted: March 08, 2014 at 11:01 AM (#4668215)
We don't get excited about doing nothing.
   19. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 12:55 PM (#4668247)

If Ray turns out to be a good #3, which is a reasonable upside expectation according to scouts, how is getting that, cost-controlled for several years and other pieces "very little"? Cheap, average starting pitchers are pretty damn valuable.
   20. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 01:12 PM (#4668252)
What scouts are saying that? Most of what I read at the time of the trade was that he's a likely #5 or reliever with possible #4 upside.
   21. Walt Davis Posted: March 09, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4668718)
Because you don't trade actual good players, a good #2 pitcher, in his prime, during his cost-controlled years for a guy who might one day develop into a pitcher not as good as the guy you're trading, especially when you're trying to win now. If DD knew about the injury then sure, he got a very good return. (More likely DD just likes Ray more than most.)

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