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John Lannan?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:21 pm

Everybody reporting on Twitter that the Nats want to move Lannan in order to fit Edwin Jackson into their rotation.

Lannan would give us a LHP for the middle of the rotation. We'd have him for two years because this was just his second year of arbitration. He's not spectacular, but he'd give us a solid change of pace with a left handed arm slot. Three years of 180+ innings. Not sure how he'd do with a move to the AL or what the cost would be to acquire him, but I think this is worth exploring.

Slowey's got another option left. Gomez/Huff/McAllister still serving as depth options.

His interleague numbers aren't great, 4-5, 78.1 IP, 4.40 ERA.

Maybe Huff can put up these numbers, but I'm not sure.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:24 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Everybody reporting on Twitter that the Nats want to move Lannan in order to fit Edwin Jackson into their rotation.

Lannan would give us a LHP for the middle of the rotation. We'd have him for two years because this was just his second year of arbitration. He's not spectacular, but he'd give us a solid change of pace with a left handed arm slot. Three years of 180+ innings. Not sure how he'd do with a move to the AL or what the cost would be to acquire him, but I think this is worth exploring.

Slowey's got another option left. Gomez/Huff/McAllister still serving as depth options.

His interleague numbers aren't great, 4-5, 78.1 IP, 4.40 ERA.

Maybe Huff can put up these numbers, but I'm not sure.


Wondering if the light came on for Huff a bit last year. Velocity better, command better for the most part. Big year for him. But whenever you think you have enough major league quality pitching in house, you should go get more.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby General » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:29 pm

Maybe he can sing "Imagine" before the home opener.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:30 pm

Would we get a discount because he's missing neck vertebrae?

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Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:40 pm

General wrote:Maybe he can sing "Imagine" before the home opener.


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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:34 pm

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Indians were one of the teams that tried on Edwin Jackson, but were not close to the $$ he got from Nationals

He's a CBSSports Baseball guy.

Means we've got some kind of money left to spend. Possibly 7-8M.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby bookelly » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:53 pm

Just saw a piece on him on the MLB channel. He had some issues early in the year, was sent down, and came back and performed very well (3.5 ERA) after the break. He also has one of the highest GB rates in all of baseball, so he fits the Tribe mold. He'd be another good option for that 4th-5th slot. And it probably wouldn't take that much to pry him away from the Nats. And not much $$$ either.

Big downside is his wife, Yaka Ono. She's clubhouse poison.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby swerb » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:04 pm

bookelly wrote:Big downside is his wife, Yaka Ono. She's clubhouse poison.

:lmfao:

Touche.

I've always liked Lannan and have seen him throw a bunch of times for the Nats the last three years. He doesn't have overpowering stuff and is prone to walking guys, but he's a big above average lefty that keeps you in games. The Nats were a bad fit because they have played poor infield D up the middle for him.

Makes 5 mill this year. I would be elated to see the Indians sack up and deal for him. Would give the team six arms. Ubaldo, Masterson, Tomlin, Lowe, Lannan, and Slowey. Be nice to have a lefty for the rotation as well. Teams are gonna be used to seeing all RHP from us, which I feel becomes an advantage for them in the third games of series.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby Jumbo » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:18 pm

swerb wrote:He doesn't have overpowering stuff and is prone to walking guys


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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby rigs » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:09 pm

This would be a disastrous move, in my opinion. On par with Jason Johnson a few years back. How is this guy any different than David Huff, except he would make 10 times as much?

Thankfully, Tribe management would never do this.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby bookelly » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:15 pm

They need an outfielder. Brantley? Who would back up CF?

I don't think we have a match. Unless we sign Cespedes (in which case we wouldn't have any money left anyway) and Brantley becomes expendable.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:32 am

bookelly wrote:They need an outfielder. Brantley? Who would back up CF?

I don't think we have a match. Unless we sign Cespedes (in which case we wouldn't have any money left anyway) and Brantley becomes expendable.


I doubt they're looking at a price as high as Brantley. They'd be happy to take a AA prospect in exchange for the salary relief. 5M is a large chunk of change when your rotation is already pretty much set.

Keep in mind that Manny Acta is familiar with Lannan. If he liked Lannan while in DC, he can go a long way in convincing Antonetti to go after him.

Acta went to bat for Austin Kearns. We'll see if he does the same for Lannan.

Tried to Google for any quotes about Lannan from Manny Acta but couldn't find any.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:19 am

rigs wrote: How is this guy any different than David Huff, except he would make 10 times as much?


80 ML starts, lower WHIP, lower ERA.... you know what, it's just easier to call you stupid.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby General » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:05 am

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General wrote:Maybe he can sing "Imagine" before the home opener.


No one else said a word, General, but I'd like to recognize this for the quality post it is and salute your genius and contribution.

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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby bookelly » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:57 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
bookelly wrote:They need an outfielder. Brantley? Who would back up CF?

I don't think we have a match. Unless we sign Cespedes (in which case we wouldn't have any money left anyway) and Brantley becomes expendable.


I doubt they're looking at a price as high as Brantley. They'd be happy to take a AA prospect in exchange for the salary relief. 5M is a large chunk of change when your rotation is already pretty much set.

Keep in mind that Manny Acta is familiar with Lannan. If he liked Lannan while in DC, he can go a long way in convincing Antonetti to go after him.

Acta went to bat for Austin Kearns. We'll see if he does the same for Lannan.

Tried to Google for any quotes about Lannan from Manny Acta but couldn't find any.


Weglarz? He's already on the 40-man so this would make sense for both teams.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:34 pm

bookelly wrote:Weglarz? He's already on the 40-man so this would make sense for both teams.


Works for me. Too injury-prone for my liking.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby Believeland » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:25 am

Who needs Lannan when you can add Jon Garland to a minor league deal and invite to camp? Not a bad move to keep adding competition for that 5th spot.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:42 am

Believeland wrote:Who needs Lannan when you can add Jon Garland to a minor league deal and invite to camp? Not a bad move to keep adding competition for that 5th spot.


Can't hurt. I agree with that. Just wonder what labrum surgery on a 32 yr old shoulder does to his velocity.

Prior to that you could always at least count on 200 innings of decency from the guy.
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Re: John Lannan?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:38 pm

Another ground ball guy. They've done a great job preparing for the possibility of injuries. Now they just need to get a few of these guys to overachieve.

I've got no problems with Garland in that fifth spot. Would still like a change of pace lefty, but competent major league veterans like Lowe and Garland are just fine.
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