Doug Fister is an interesting free agent case coming off a down year and ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the veteran right-hander has received both one-year and two-year offers from multiple teams. No word on who made the offers, but he’s reportedly been linked to teams like the Marlins, Phillies, and Tigers this winter.
After finishing fourth in the NL with a 2.41 ERA during his first season with the Nationals in 2014, Fister had a 4.19 ERA in 15 starts and 10 relief appearances last season. Along with showing diminished velocity, he missed some time with a forearm issue and was eventually demoted to the bullpen in August.
With a weak class of free agent starters next winter, there could be incentive for Fister to take a one-year deal with the aim of reestablishing his value on the open market.