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Offline varoadking

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #275: December 15, 2012, 11:09:49 AM »

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.

I bet he signed for the paycheck he'll be earning...

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #276: December 15, 2012, 11:26:48 AM »
I bet he signed for the paycheck he'll be earning...
Yeah that too. But if you think playing the nats didn't factor in.... I believe he should have gotten a few offers.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #277: December 15, 2012, 11:42:01 AM »
Why would he sign up to pitch in that park?  He would have done better in San Diego or somewhere like that.  If he wanted to stay in the NL East, Miami would have made more sense.

At least he will still be a Barves-killer with the Phils.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #278: December 15, 2012, 12:21:37 PM »
Forget Lannan. He went to the Phillies. He may have done what is best for him, but I wouldn't congratulate any Redskin going to the Cowboys either.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #279: December 15, 2012, 12:25:33 PM »
Why would he sign up to pitch in that park?  He would have done better in San Diego or somewhere like that.  If he wanted to stay in the NL East, Miami would have made more sense.

At least he will still be a Barves-killer with the Phils.

Pitching for them beats getting lit up by them. 

Offline TheCerebral1

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #280: December 15, 2012, 12:26:02 PM »
Lannan is really a solid innings eater.  Any team (Pittsburgh, San Diego, etc.) would benefit him.  I always liked that he kept you in games regardless of the outcome.   It sucks he signed with Philadelphia, but at least he gets a fair chance.  He didn't fit into a great rotation, I have no qualms with that.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #281: December 15, 2012, 12:27:54 PM »
Change the thread title.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #282: December 15, 2012, 12:58:02 PM »
Lannan is really a solid innings eater.  Any team (Pittsburgh, San Diego, etc.) would benefit him.  I always liked that he kept you in games regardless of the outcome.   It sucks he signed with Philadelphia, but at least he gets a fair chance.  He didn't fit into a great rotation, I have no qualms with that.

he's um, uh, a #4-5 starter.

The issue here is that for a few years we tried to make him our #1 because we had nobody else, and he's not a #1.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #283: December 15, 2012, 12:58:49 PM »
I bet he signed for the paycheck he'll be earning...

1 year, $2.5 million with $2.5 in incentive.  So basically AAA paid better than starting for the Phillies. :)

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #284: December 15, 2012, 01:06:10 PM »
Another ace* for the Phils!

*ace in the context of the 2008 Nats.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #285: December 15, 2012, 01:12:59 PM »
I'm not mad at Lannan for leaving town... but the Phillies?


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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #286: December 15, 2012, 01:19:52 PM »
He must be angry...hell hath no fury like a scorned Lannan
I'm not mad at Lannan for leaving town... but the Phillies?



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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #287: December 15, 2012, 01:22:09 PM »
I'm not mad at Lannan for leaving town... but the Phillies?

East Coast, close to his family. I don't think any other east coast team would have offered him as much

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #288: December 15, 2012, 01:26:11 PM »
I guess the Mets are still Madoffed.
East Coast, close to his family. I don't think any other east coast team would have offered him as much


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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #289: December 15, 2012, 02:28:53 PM »
If Lannan has a poor start to the 2013 season he will be booed out of Philly. They already hate him for the Utley incident in 2007. I remember a death threat on the Nats board back then.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #290: December 15, 2012, 02:37:01 PM »
Wonder how he'll be greeted his first start in DC.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #291: December 15, 2012, 03:36:58 PM »
he's um, uh, a #4-5 starter.

The issue here is that for a few years we tried to make him our #1 because we had nobody else, and he's not a #1.

I never said he was an ace.  I said he eats innings.  That's all.  He is a useful four or five starter. 

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #292: December 15, 2012, 03:39:46 PM »
With applause. We're the world's gentlest fan base.

Wonder how he'll be greeted his first start in DC.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #293: December 15, 2012, 03:45:07 PM »
Wonder how he'll be greeted his first start in DC.

SF - we will bend over for him

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #294: December 15, 2012, 04:32:14 PM »
If he's wearing a Phillies uniform, I will boo him. Any other team I would have given him the doubt.

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #295: December 15, 2012, 04:53:17 PM »
If he's wearing a Phillies uniform, I will boo him. Any other team I would have given him the doubt.

Classy

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #296: December 15, 2012, 07:49:51 PM »
I'm not mad at Lannan for leaving town... but the Phillies?



He was non-tendered, he had to leave town

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #297: December 15, 2012, 09:01:37 PM »
Blue - you're such as kiss ass

East Coast, close to his family. I don't think any other east coast team would have offered him as much


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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #298: December 15, 2012, 10:05:31 PM »
Wonder how he'll be greeted his first start in DC.

Warmly.  He's a good pitcher, a good teammate, a good guy. 

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: John Lannan is a better man than I'll ever be
« Reply #299: December 15, 2012, 11:31:45 PM »
I'm not mad at Lannan for leaving town... but the Phillies?



Well, as they always say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em...