Target No. 3: Doug Fister, RHP
Considering some of the pitchers that are on Major League Rosters, the fact that the Miami Marlins even have an opportunity to sign a proven veteran commodity like Doug Fister is crazy.
One can only conclude that Fister is trying to follow either the Tony Romo or Andy Pettitte blueprint, without appreciating the fact that he is neither Romo nor Pettite.
Because, if he’s not holding out for an injury to a Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, or a plush job in broadcasting, I’m not sure what he’s doing.
Assuming he does want to play though, we’re talking about a guy with a career 3.60 ERA, and productive postseason experience. He could prove immensely valuable to the Marlins as either a long arm in the bullpen, a spot starter, or even as a trade piece should he put up some productive stats.
The last two years have been a bit rougher for the righty. But, you can never have enough pitching depth. If money is the only reason he hasn’t signed, just make him the richest member of the Triple-A Baby Cakes, and save him for when you need him.