Lannan's bye-bye time is coming if you all aren't exaggerating what his comments post game were. Was driving home, so didn't hear them, but it'd be different if we lost by one run and the bullpen gave up a single run. Oh wait, I am sorry John. If the bullpen gave up a single HIT. We face the minimum batters after you left, one single in the ninth erased by a DP. So WTF is Lannan talking about? That we should have conceded the game and left him in when the ninth inning showed it was still winnable?
It was a 50-50 call taking Lannan out. You use up the bullpen, yes, but you're only down one HR with the bases loaded at that point. And nearly 90 pitches in four innings. What you DON'T do is deride your manager to the *press* after the game.
This proves two things I've been saying all season long. First, Lannan is a head case. Depending on the severity of his comments, this could be even more crazy than Mock. Second, Riggleman has lost this team. A mid-20s pitcher who was just in AA doesn't call out their manager if he has even a semblance of respect or control in the clubhouse. And not just from Lannan. If the team were with, or even respected, Riggleman, Lannan doesn't make those comments because he knows the clubhouse would ostracize him. More than anything, this is an extraordinarily bad sign about Riggleman. Guys just don't make those kinds of comments to the press, particularly someone like Lannan, unless there is a serious problem.