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Offline wpa2629

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than i'll ever be
« Reply #225: September 14, 2012, 05:40:02 PM »
Not really. Gutting the team you're being traded to really isn't that smart of an idea.

That trade on its face was never going to happen. We were a bottom feeder, why would a FA come here if he could go to a contender instead?

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than i'll ever be
« Reply #226: September 16, 2012, 10:42:13 AM »
That trade on its face was never going to happen. We were a bottom feeder, why would a FA come here if he could go to a contender instead?

As best I remember, Greinke explained his reasoning well after he refused the trade. Maybe he was trying to reduce the plain insult toward the Nats, just in case he might want to participate in his auction one day.

I agree with Stephen Strasburg who said this (approximately) when Bryce Harper was negotiating down to the last minute with the Nats: "If he doesn't want to play for us, we don't need him".

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #227: September 17, 2012, 11:40:26 AM »
"If he doesn't want to play for us, we don't need him".

Nice recall "welch".


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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #228: September 20, 2012, 12:10:58 AM »
If you still think this is true you must a be a chimp not a man.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #229: September 20, 2012, 12:51:54 AM »
If you still think this is true you must a be a chimp not a man.

et tu, Obed?  1 game does not a career make.  Definitely expected a told-you-so bump to this thread, just not from you :P

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #230: September 20, 2012, 12:57:22 AM »
et tu, Obed?  1 game does not a career make.  Definitely expected a told-you-so bump to this thread, just not from you :P

Obed angry monkey. No banana for Lannan. Oh well, get em next time. I don't blame Lannan, I blame hammonds for invoking the wrath of the jinx fairy.

Offline Kevrock

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #231: September 20, 2012, 08:54:56 AM »
Lannan is awarded -1 WAS (Wins above Strasburg)

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #232: September 20, 2012, 10:19:42 AM »
Lannan is awarded -1 WAS (Wins above Strasburg)

...and the shutout innings he threw at the Mets last week...in a start in place of Strasburg? Isn't that +1?

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #233: September 20, 2012, 10:21:57 AM »
I think we're overestimating Strasburg's ability and performance. Frankly, the last 5 or 6 starts, he's been inconsistent at best

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #234: September 20, 2012, 10:28:02 AM »
I think we're overestimating Strasburg's ability and performance. Frankly, the last 5 or 6 starts, he's been inconsistent at best

Yes. That had me worried.

Offline Kevrock

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #235: September 20, 2012, 10:47:24 AM »
...and the shutout innings he threw at the Mets last week...in a start in place of Strasburg? Isn't that +1?

By my math, yes.

Offline GMUNat

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #236: September 20, 2012, 01:58:19 PM »
...and the shutout innings he threw at the Mets last week...in a start in place of Strasburg? Isn't that +1?

But Lannan's last start was worth -2 wins.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #237: September 20, 2012, 02:05:22 PM »
how does that work?

Offline nfotiu

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #238: September 20, 2012, 02:12:49 PM »
Strasburg's last start was probably worthy of a -2 WAS too!

3.0IP 6H 5ER 3BB 2K

vs Lannan's

3.2IP 8H 6ER 2BB 3K

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #239: September 20, 2012, 03:13:35 PM »
Lannan saw Victorino and had a flashback.  I'm guessing it screwed him up for the rest of the game.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #240: September 20, 2012, 03:19:22 PM »
Lannan saw Victorino and had a flashback.  I'm guessing it screwed him up for the rest of the game.

I actually thought that. :lol:

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #241: September 20, 2012, 04:55:35 PM »
If you still think this is true you must a be a chimp not a man.

one bad start?

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #242: September 20, 2012, 05:04:48 PM »
When reconstructed Wang is your savior it is a new low monkey boy. :lol:

Offline imref

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #243: November 30, 2012, 10:37:44 PM »
Good luck John Lannan, you were never an "ace" but you were certainly a serviceable starter for many years, and for a brief period of time you were our only major league caliber starter.


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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #244: November 30, 2012, 10:41:53 PM »
Good luck John Lannan, you were never an "ace" but you were certainly a serviceable starter for many years, and for a brief period of time you were are only major league caliber starter.

? More info? I had no idea what you were referring to, Google search resulted in a midnight deadline to tender an offer. He officially gone? Link?

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #245: November 30, 2012, 10:46:21 PM »
Borb, Kilgore, and Rosenthal all tweeted it, it's on mlbtraderumors.com as well.

Offline Vega

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #246: November 30, 2012, 10:54:16 PM »
Farewell, Lannanator. Have fun in Houston.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #247: November 30, 2012, 11:31:38 PM »
Good luck Lannan. Hope he finds a team that can use him.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #248: November 30, 2012, 11:36:20 PM »
:clap: He really came through for us this year when we needed him. I'm still grateful for what he did on a July Saturday night during the second game of a doubleheader.

Good luck.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #249: November 30, 2012, 11:38:31 PM »
I'll miss you John, you really did work for us. Always played like pitching for Washington meant something, even when it looked from the outside like it didn't. Good luck.