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    rmapasad
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    BIG CHANCE FOR THE SOX

    Post by rmapasad on Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:54 pm

    Doug Fister Opts Out Of Angels Contract

    By Jeff Todd | June 21, 2017 at 3:29pm CDT

    Fister did indeed exercise his opt-out, tweets SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. He’ll be on release waivers for the next 48 hours and will then have the opportunity to sign on with another team once he clears. While Fister could technically be claimed off release waivers, any team doing so would have to be comfortable paying him at the pro-rated $1.75MM salary he agreed to with Anaheim, and other clubs may prefer to aim for a lower rate once he clears.
    2:40pm: The Angels have released veteran righty Doug Fister from his minor-league deal, per a club announcement. Today was the date for his opt-out opportunity, so it appears likely that the Halos elected not to add him to the MLB roster and instead granted a request that he be returned to the open market.
    Fister, 33, had a promising first outing at Triple-A, but his two more recent starts haven’t been as successful. In total, he has a 4.02 ERA with 10 strikeouts and five walks through 15 2/3 innings against minor league opponents.
    That showing evidently wasn’t enough to motivate the Angels to clear a roster and rotation spot for Fister. At this point, perhaps, there wasn’t much upside to such a move. It’s now been three years since the right-hander was an above-average contributor in a big league rotation, and his fastball velocity has taken a notable dip in recent years. Last year, Fister was able to make 32 starts last year for the first time since 2013, but wasn’t very effective (4.64 ERA, 5.7 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 45.3 percent ground-ball rate) with the division-rival Astros.>>
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    Re: BIG CHANCE FOR THE SOX

    Post by alohafri on Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:43 pm

    rmapasad wrote:Doug Fister Opts Out Of Angels Contract

    By Jeff Todd | June 21, 2017 at 3:29pm CDT

    Fister did indeed exercise his opt-out, tweets SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. He’ll be on release waivers for the next 48 hours and will then have the opportunity to sign on with another team once he clears. While Fister could technically be claimed off release waivers, any team doing so would have to be comfortable paying him at the pro-rated $1.75MM salary he agreed to with Anaheim, and other clubs may prefer to aim for a lower rate once he clears.
    2:40pm: The Angels have released veteran righty Doug Fister from his minor-league deal, per a club announcement. Today was the date for his opt-out opportunity, so it appears likely that the Halos elected not to add him to the MLB roster and instead granted a request that he be returned to the open market.
    Fister, 33, had a promising first outing at Triple-A, but his two more recent starts haven’t been as successful. In total, he has a 4.02 ERA with 10 strikeouts and five walks through 15 2/3 innings against minor league opponents.
    That showing evidently wasn’t enough to motivate the Angels to clear a roster and rotation spot for Fister. At this point, perhaps, there wasn’t much upside to such a move. It’s now been three years since the right-hander was an above-average contributor in a big league rotation, and his fastball velocity has taken a notable dip in recent years. Last year, Fister was able to make 32 starts last year for the first time since 2013, but wasn’t very effective (4.64 ERA, 5.7 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 45.3 percent ground-ball rate) with the division-rival Astros.>>

    Fister is worse than Holland and Holland = Latos! WIN NOW!!!
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    Re: BIG CHANCE FOR THE SOX

    Post by Deplorable Mark on Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:18 am

    JUNE IS NOT MARCH

    THINGS CAN CHANGE FAST ONCE THE SEASON STARTS

    SINCE WE CAN'T FLIP QUINTANA'S 3-8 TO 8-3, WHICH WOULD PUT OUR WHITE SOX 2 GAMES OVER AND 2 GAMES OUT, TIME TO CONCENTRATE ON 2018

    SO IN THE NEXT 6 WEEKS, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN ACQUIRE A KYLE SCHWARBER OR JOEY GALLO OR SOME SIMILIAR LEFTY BAT, WHO IF NOT UP NOW, WILL BE READY FOR THE 2018 SEASON.

    AFTER THAT, THE WHITE SOX NEED TO GET WHATEVER THEY CAN FOR THE PENDING FREE AGENTS WHOM I BELIEVE TO BE CABRERA, FRAZIER, HOLLAND, PELFREY AND SWARZAK

    THIRD, MAYBE IT IS BEST TO PRESERVE THE ROOKIE STATUS OF MONCADA AND COMPANY FOR THE 2018 SEASON.

    FINALLY, SINCE THE KARK CAN'T RESIST BEING A SMART ASS, MAYBE A FISTER SIGNING MAKES SENSE FOR THE 2017 WHITE SOX.  HELPS KEEPS THE KIDDIES ON THE FARM.  PLUS IS A GOOD BET TO LOSE A BUNCH OF GAMES WHICH MEANS A HIGHER DRAFT PICK
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    Re: BIG CHANCE FOR THE SOX

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