What kind of a trade is this? We give you a solid 3rd or 4th starter and you give us 3 guys you don’t want.
The Tigers traded Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol, and Robbie Ray.
Lombardozzi is a light hitting, platoon, player who can play second base and left field. He’s not playing second base so what is the plan, have him platoon in left with Dirksy?
Ian Krol is a left handed pitcher that former Nationals manager, Davey Johnson, stopped using late in the season because he had a 5.74 ERA after June.
Robbie Ray is another left handed pitcher but he’s 22 and pitched in A and AA last year.
This doesn’t look like a trade that a contending team makes, but what do I know.
At least one scout quoted in an article at MLB dot com, agrees with me however.
Like I’ve said before, my track record on trades hasn’t been that great but I really hate this deal. The Tigers give up Fister for what Ernie Harwell would call three Humpty Dumpties.
FYI: This post had to be posted under WTF.
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