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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #25: April 15, 2012, 01:05:42 PM »
At least living in a trashcan is rent-free.

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« Reply #26: April 15, 2012, 01:07:41 PM »
For $5MM, you could afford your pick of the trash cans.  One with solar powered compactors, gold handles, wheels itself, computer control to tell you when the collection day is . .  .

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #27: April 16, 2012, 05:11:15 AM »
Relative to Baby Bop.

That little skank!

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #28: April 16, 2012, 11:53:33 AM »
Can we consider his ML career done at this point?

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« Reply #29: April 16, 2012, 11:59:23 AM »
Can we consider his ML career done at this point?

lol ... NO.

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #30: April 16, 2012, 12:14:48 PM »
He'll be in the Majors at some point this season, stone cold lock.

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #31: April 18, 2012, 07:35:09 PM »
Quote from: @CitizenMeyers
Final line on Lannan for #Chiefs tonight: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K. By far best start of the season thus far in Syracuse. SYR 1, PAW 1 B7

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #32: April 19, 2012, 10:27:10 AM »
The Real John Lannan is back!

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #33: April 21, 2012, 11:11:07 AM »


http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/23274/nats-making-all-the-right-moves

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As it turns out, major league front offices usually know better than us.

At the end of spring training, the Washington Nationals stunned most fans and pundits when they surprisingly chose Ross Detwiler over John Lannan for the No. 5 spot in their rotation despite the fact that Lannan has a solid track record of success in the big leagues, posting an ERA of 4.00 in 122 starts from 2007 through 2011, while Detwiler had been pretty much a first-round bust. Lannan, who was demoted to Triple-A, was so appalled by this decision he even sent an open letter to the media asking for a trade.

Well, Detwiler showed again on Friday why the front office decided to take a chance on him, throwing six shutout innings against the Miami Marlins, as the Nats improved to 11-4 with a 2-0 victory against their division rival. Detwiler fanned seven in six innings of work, and allowed just four baserunners.

Detwiler, who is 6-5 and comes from a true three-quarters arm slot, is the kind of guy who is usually murder on left-handed hitters, and in his career lefties had posted a .679 OPS against him coming into tonight, while righties had a .761 mark. And the fact that the Marlins trotted out a lineup that featured nothing but righties and switch-hitters is a great sign for Washington.

In retrospect, it's now easy to see why general Mike Rizzo decided to put Detwiler in the rotation. While he hasn't exactly lit the world on fire since being the No. 6 overall pick in the 2007 draft, he hasn't been awful, either, striking out 7.7 men per nine in his minor league career while posting a 3.97 ERA. He threw 171 1/3 innings in the majors from 2009 through 2011, with a 4.10 ERA and 5.3 K's per nine. Obviously, those numbers are underwhelming, but sometimes it's about more than just numbers.

Lannan is what you'd politely call an "innings eater." He won't overpower you, but has enough in his bag of tricks to keep you off balance. There's not a lot of upside there, but you know he won't embarrass you. Detwiler, while he has never lived up to his first-round pedigree before this year, has a much more impressive arsenal. There aren't many lefties who can dial it up to 92 mph consistently, and he's been able to use his two-seamer to generate ground balls about 60 percent of the time this year while striking out 15 and walking four.

On Friday against the Marlins he had eight ground-ball outs and three fly-ball outs while lowering his ERA to 0.56. In short, he's showing the world why he why was a top-10 draft pick in the first place, and is big reason why the Nationals' starting staff has lowest ERA (2.08) of any rotation in the league.

And even if Detwiler turns into a pumpkin, the Nats can always turn back to Lannan, though he currently has a 7.50 ERA at Triple-A, further proving that Rizzo and manager Davey Johnson knew what they were doing all along.

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #34: April 21, 2012, 11:48:36 AM »
lol @ 3 triple-A starts "proving" anything.  So far Rizzo is looking golden on the choice of Detwiler, but that point is just asinine.

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #35: April 21, 2012, 12:08:12 PM »
I didn't read too much into the article - just thought it was noteworthy that ESPN did a blog post on the Nats #5 starter.

But you're right - Lannan should be judged on his entire body of work.

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« Reply #36: April 21, 2012, 01:54:58 PM »
It is noteworth, but overall the post seemed more relevant here.  The "Lannan got sent down" thread had previously been sort of the de facto "Lannan vs Detwiler" thread, but with that headline becoming old news, I created this thread for those who wanted to keep an eye on Lannan, so I guess it took up the mantle of comparing the two.

I also never expected the "screw ESPN" thread to carry on for this long.  I posted that early last year as more of a passing FU for them telling people not to watch our games.  Definitely did not expect it to become the PC rage omg ESPN disrespected us thread :lol:

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #37: April 21, 2012, 02:57:35 PM »

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #38: April 21, 2012, 10:33:07 PM »
The Real John Lannan is back!
Do you really want to go back to the days of our starters only striking out two batters?  Also, Lannan only has 29 games out of 128 where he gave up one run or fewer while going 6 innings or more, so that would be more "best case" John Lannan.

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #39: April 22, 2012, 08:15:28 AM »
I would like Lannan to put up similar numbers to this as opposed to his first two starts.   As the deadline approaches it only betters our chances of getting something in return.  We can always use prospects. 

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #40: April 22, 2012, 11:55:02 AM »
Do you really want to go back to the days of our starters only striking out two batters?  Also, Lannan only has 29 games out of 128 where he gave up one run or fewer while going 6 innings or more, so that would be more "best case" John Lannan.

He had a quality start 70 out of 128 times or 55% which is above the league average

btw, the average NL starter from 08-11 accomplished the feat you stated 25.6% of the time which is lower than Lannan's

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #41: April 25, 2012, 07:26:12 PM »
You know, if we had to call up a starter, I think it would be Maya over Lannan. :shock:

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #42: April 25, 2012, 07:27:15 PM »
Lannan walked in a run in the first inning in his AAA start tonight. 1 IP 3 H 2 ER 1 BB

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #43: April 25, 2012, 07:28:16 PM »
Lannan walked in a run in the first inning in his AAA start tonight. 1 IP 3 H 2 ER 1 BB

i'm watching ... he gave up two bloop singles that found holes to start the inning, then gave up a hard liner single and had a long count for walk.  good way to get out of it though.

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #44: April 26, 2012, 06:07:52 PM »
Looks like Lance Balrog has found a new organizational whipping boy.

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« Reply #45: April 26, 2012, 10:03:50 PM »
Looks like Lance Balrog has found a new organizational whipping boy.

would it blow his mind if the Nats traded Lannan for Dunn?

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« Reply #46: April 27, 2012, 11:56:26 AM »
would it blow his mind if the Nats traded Lannan for Dunn?

I vote Rizzo make a completely nonsensical move and bring up a SP for an infielder. Lannan to Nats, Desmond to AAA. Then trade Desmond for Dunn to make it a trifecta in blowing Balrog's mind!

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« Reply #47: April 27, 2012, 12:00:43 PM »
I vote Rizzo make a completely nonsensical move and bring up a SP for an infielder. Lannan to Nats, Desmond to AAA. Then trade Desmond for Dunn to make it a trifecta in blowing Balrog's mind!

he could trade Lannan to Hagerstown for Dykstra.

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #48: April 27, 2012, 12:18:10 PM »
Can we trade Blorbson for the other Akra sister?

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Re: Lannan Watch
« Reply #49: May 06, 2012, 06:58:45 PM »
Lannan lit up today. 6er in 5 innings .