I haven't seen anyone in this thread say "Lannan sucks".
I do think his production can be approximated by a pitcher in the minors at a lower salary, next year, though.
Maybe, maybe not. I don't think you ship him out or cut him loose on nothing more than a wing and a prayer, though. Especially not over a few million dollars. Cost should not be a concern with him being under team control for two more years.