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Offline Nathan

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #250: December 01, 2012, 03:03:26 AM »
Kinda sad.  I mean sure he had times when he irritated all of us, but he was around for the dark days and did his best to keep us entertained.

Good luck on wherever you end up, Hammonds.  Thanks for your years of service. :-P

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #251: December 01, 2012, 07:54:45 AM »
He's my favorite nat from the bad years,  hopefully he sticks somewhere

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #252: December 01, 2012, 08:05:44 AM »
This is best for Lannan's career.  He will catch on somewhere.  Maybe with Bo Porter in Houston.  Maybe the Mets so he is close to home.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #253: December 01, 2012, 08:41:40 AM »
More of a gut instinct thing but I was never a Lannan fan.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #254: December 01, 2012, 08:55:34 AM »
Good luck Lannan. Hope he finds a team that can use him.

That shouldn't be difficult.  He'd certainly make a serviceable 5th starter on a 98 win team.  I'd say rare is the team that couldn't use him.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #255: December 01, 2012, 09:35:54 AM »
That shouldn't be difficult.  He'd certainly make a serviceable 5th starter on a 98 win team.  I'd say rare is the team that couldn't use him.

This!

Ill miss you John.  I cant believe this team thought Wang was better than you.  May you go to a team that RESPECTS your talent!  Ill always be a fan.

Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #256: December 01, 2012, 10:16:51 AM »
All the best to Lannan.  I'll miss you in Syracuse.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #257: December 01, 2012, 10:45:13 AM »
Good luck to Lannan and Flores. Hope they catch on somewhere and show their stuff. Got raw deals, but that's life in DC.  Admired JL for the way he gutted out six innings and gave team a chance.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #258: December 01, 2012, 11:04:00 AM »
i'll miss you lannan.  PA hated you, which means you were a good player.  I hope you kick ass with whatever team you end up on (#4 starter in someone's rotation).  Will always follow ya and be a fan.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #259: December 01, 2012, 12:12:48 PM »
Reminds me a bit of Mike Maroth's story.  He had to be a bit of a sacrificial lamb for some bad Tigers clubs, then got squeezed from the rotation once they became division winner / contender.  Lannan I think had much more success than Maroth ever did, and should end up somewhere in the majors next year.

Good luck.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #260: December 01, 2012, 12:21:45 PM »
I hope he has a great career and wins a World Series at some point. Great guy.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #261: December 01, 2012, 12:29:53 PM »
I'll miss him  :'(

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #262: December 01, 2012, 12:44:24 PM »
Ah, I forgot my sister has her hat signed by him. Only signature she's managed to procure yet. We'll have to try harder for more.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #263: December 01, 2012, 03:00:36 PM »
John, you made my eyes bleed but I always thought you were an upstanding guy.  Played on many terrible teams for this franchise and you even excited me by beaning a few Philthies in the process.  I'd love to see you head to Minnesota.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #264: December 01, 2012, 07:20:53 PM »
Lannan started a charity foundation back when he was making peanuts. He's a good man. Good luck to him in life.

I would have liked for him to have started the year in Syracuse.

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« Reply #265: December 01, 2012, 07:37:09 PM »
- Lannan was the one respectable pitcher on those awful teams. Right now, he would be the fifth best starter for the Nats. Hope Rizzo has something cooking.

- Dropping Gorzo surprised me. He was not a super-hero, but he usually did a decent job.

- Sorry to see Flores go. He would have been a good enough backup to Ramos.

They will all catch on with major-league teams, but the Nats depth just thinned a bit.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #266: December 01, 2012, 07:39:51 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised to see both Lannan and Flores end up in Houston with Bo. Houston needs inning eaters and a backup catcher.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #267: December 01, 2012, 08:39:27 PM »
Thanks John!

Appreciate you, best of luck wherever you land

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #268: December 01, 2012, 10:26:44 PM »
Nats' Lineup (Feat. John Lannan) vs Rockies, 7/8/2011

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #269: December 15, 2012, 10:49:25 AM »
John Lannan has signed with the Phillies.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #270: December 15, 2012, 10:52:23 AM »
John Lannan has signed with the Phillies.

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Just made a post in out of town, but it probably has more relevance on the main board.  I'll miss Lannan, and it's too bad he had to leave for a worse team.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #271: December 15, 2012, 10:56:11 AM »
best of luck to John Lannan.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #272: December 15, 2012, 11:00:59 AM »
best of luck to John Lannan.

Hope he doesn't become a Nats' "killer".

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #273: December 15, 2012, 11:03:57 AM »
Guess it's time to close this thread.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #274: December 15, 2012, 11:05:07 AM »
Hope he doesn't become a Nats' "killer".


I hope he doesn't, but I fear he will. I bet he signed with them to get back at us for not needing him.