Whom Should We Blame For the Fister Trade?

Tigers fans seem upset about the Fister deal. But who can they blame? FanGraphs provides the answer, at least in this reader’s browser:


Truth is, that answer may not be so wrong. IF perhaps Dave Dombrowski had a cold… a fever… an illness clouding his judgment… maybe it is indeed the fault of mucus. And maybe Mucinex should be top of the list for general managers’ toolkit this offseason.

Then again, according to WebMD, Mucinex may cause nausea or vomiting. So maybe it’s not the answer.

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7 Responses to “Whom Should We Blame For the Fister Trade?”

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  1. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    The Twitter account @MASNcommenter is tweeting real, actual comments really, actually posted by MASN fans on the network’s Facebook page.

    For example:

    Boooo! This reminds me of when we traded Morse. Unlike!!!!
    But we like Lombardozzi. When are they going to get rid of Strasburg? I guess no one wants to trade for him
    So we get rid of Lombardozzi, who can play multiple positions, for a pitcher? Does not make any sense
    Boooooo shoulda traded Rendon not Lombo :(
    No, I DO NOT LIKE THIS DEAL. It is not a good trade. I liked Lombardozzi. See, I knew the new manager would be trouble
    Does anyone think the next move is Rendon and another arm and prospect for Cano?
    What is this fetish Rizzo has for .500 pitchers?
    This is def a good deal. I’ve never heard of Ritchie Ray or whatever anyway.

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  2. Corey says:

    That trade may cause nausea and vomiting.

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  3. Resolution says:

    That’s a pretty dope Chris Christie Halloween costume.

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  4. triple_r says:

    The title says “whom”, but the question within the article says “who”. What is this madness?

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  5. Toasty says:

    Maybe it’s just society.

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