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Doug Fister Signs One-Year Deal With Houston Astros

After what seemed like an eternity, one right handed pitcher has finally found a new home. According to, former Detroit Tiger and Washington National Doug Fister has signed a one year deal with the Houston Astros. Fister’s deal is worth $7 million, but can reach up to over $10 million if his performance bonuses. Throughout the last few seasons, baseball analysts and fans...
Via Hot Stove MLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Houston Astros Sign Doug Fister

The Houston Astros checked off the last offseason checklist item on Thursday when they signed free agent starter Doug Fister to a one-year contract for a guaranteed seven million dollars. The contract could possibly reach 12 million if he reaches all of the incentives in the contract. The move leaves Yovani Gallardo as the only plug-and-play starter currently on the market. Why the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister lands one-year, $7 million deal with Astros

Fresh off their first playoff berth since 2005, the Houston Astros are looking to keep their momentum going. On Thursday, the team fortified their starting rotation by signing free agent righthander Doug Fister to a one-year deal worth $7 million, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The agreement also comes with up to $12 million in incentives. Source: Fister gets 1-year, $7M deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros address huge back-end rotation need with Doug Fister signing

Houston Astros starting pitching was a huge plus in 2015. Dallas Keuchel continued to be a revelation, posting his best season to date with a 20-8 record, 1.02 WHIP, and 2.48 ERA, earning his first career Cy Young. Behind him was Collin McHugh, a waiver claim turned perfect number two. The 28-year-old won 19 games, threw over 200 innings, and had a 3.89 ERA. Behind the duo was rookie...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Take the Doug Fister Chance

Just gonna go ahead and borrow from a colleague: I wonder what kind of odds you could have gotten on “Doug Fister and Rich Hill will sign almost the same FA contract” 12 months ago. — David Cameron (@DCameronFG) January 28, 2016 Rich Hill signed for a year and a guaranteed $6 million. He’s nearly 36 years old, and he just started all of four games for the Red Sox, and...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Right-hander Doug Fister, Astros agree to $7M, 1-year deal

HOUSTON (AP) Right-hander Doug Fister and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $7 million, one-year contract. The 31-year-old was 5-7 with a 4.19 ERA in 15 starts and 10 relief appearances last season for Washington. He was 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA for the Nationals in 2014, when he finished eighth in NL Cy Young Award voting. Fister is 65-63 with a 3.42 ERA 167 starts and 13 relief...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister signs one-year deal with Astros

A down season led to Doug Fister finding a tough market. That has allowed the Astros to sign the 31-year-old to a one-year deal worth $7 million guaranteed. Fister can earn another $5 million via incentives. He is believed to have been seeking a two-year deal north of $20 million but such a deal never came. By taking the one-year deal Fister can rebuild his stock in 2016 and try...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros “exploring the possibility” of signing Doug Fister

The Houston Astros, who are on the lookout for another starting pitcher, are “exploring the possibility” of signing free agent right-handed pitcher Doug Fister, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. In addition to Fister, Cafardo says that the Astros have discussed Yovani Gallardo, Alfredo Simon and Kyle Lohse. The Astros’ preference, however, is […]
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister’s value has tanked more than any other free agent

By Joe Lucia We’re about two and a half months away from the qualifying offer deadline this offseason, and we’ve been getting to thinking about players that have played themselves into and out of situations where the offer would apply. For instance, Wei-Yin Chen of the Orioles has pitched himself into a position where a qualifying offer seems to be a certainty (assuming there’s...
Via The Outside Corner
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Fister bought Starbucks for his Twitter followers

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister did something pretty cool this Christmas – he bought Starbucks for a bunch of his Twitter followers. Merry Christmas Eve! Have a Starbucks on us! Have the barista scan the pic below. Don't be a grinch, please use for 1 — Doug Fister (@dougfister58) December 24, 2014 There was no indication of how much money...
Via Awful Announcing
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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