What made Fister so attractive to the Nationals? And why did they get him at this price? Mark Zuckerman discussed those topics last night on Comcast SportsNet.
Of the 43 major leaguers who were non-tendered on Monday night, several could make for intriguing options for the Nationals.
The New York Yankees were working toward an agreement with outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million.
Doug Fister has been traded before, so he wasn't shocked but was excited to learn he had been dealt to Washington on Monday night.