Less than an hour after the Nationals traded for Doug Fister, I declared it a victory for the Nats. I wasn’t alone.
Here are some of the more memorable reactions registered on Twitter.
Some loved the trade for DC.
FanGraphs: Nationals Steal Doug Fister From Tigers http://t.co/eyTUBjHjOM
— FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs) December 3, 2013
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 3, 2013
After acquiring Doug Fister, the Nats may have the best rotation in baseball. http://t.co/f3JB2qHXMd
— CBSSports.com (@CBSSports) December 3, 2013
Did I mention Nats have 3 of top 10 era+ starters of last 3 years? (Not Strasburg). This gonna be crazy…
— Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 3, 2013
That said: Doug Fister is a really, really good major league pitcher who’s gonna cost about $18M for the next two years. Big get for Nats.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 3, 2013
Some people registered complete confusion.
I love Doug Fister. I don’t get it. Trying to figure it out. 29, team control, healthy, doesn’t walk folks, doesn’t give up HRs, #Stumped
— gabe kapler (@gabekapler) December 3, 2013
I don’t get this Doug Fister trade any more than anyone else does. I’d have traded Rick Porcello to open up rotation spot for Drew Smyly
— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) December 3, 2013
Finally, some people couldn’t help themselves with a joke that’s already old.
BREAKING: Doug Fister traded to the #Nationals Fister? I hardly know her.
— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) December 3, 2013
Come on people. We can do better.