i'm confused by this move a little...need more info.
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Number 5/6 pitcher...i like...money saved for Ross or Swisher at right price
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Sounds like our new #4 hahahaaha.
damn i really wanted marcum. i think marcums underrated. not that they would necessarily go up against each other but when comparing rotations with the nats i liked how we could match their #4 Haren with our #4 Marcum.
i dont like lannan. he's ok and we'll all probably try to simplify the signing but im just not havin it. the only thing that i really remember well of lannan is in one of his first starts if not his first ever, he shattered chase's hand on a ball inside, putting him on the DL for the start of his injury history /:
This was probably just so he couldn't hit Chase again.
He woulda been ****ed in Washington...
Update: Turns out he was ****ed in Kansas City too
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About what I expected. Put Lannan's name in a hat with 20 other guys and pick one. He might have more upside than a lot of those other guys, however. You sort of know what you're getting when you sign Bartolo Colon. Lannan might have some room left to improve. Could be a nice stealth signing.
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Lannan is fine... who cares. #5 starters are a dime a dozen. If he sucks... you cut him , get a new one.
Funny to think though... he was Washington's opening day starter for a couple of years. How things have changed!!
I really like this signing as well, low risk with the potential for a pretty decent reward. Can't argue with starting pitching depth despite his career numbers at CBP being pretty bad.
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what you have to look at is in 6 starts in the majors last year, he went 4-1 with 3.98 era i think so i still believe he has good stuff.
remember if he didnt get hurt i still believe he would be nationals 2 or 3 starter behind gio and if straz is back
I understand the idea of signing a low risk pitcher. What I don't understand is signing a low risk pitcher with #6 starter upside. I feel like Ruben is begging Cloyd or Pettibone to take that fifth starter's spot.
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honestly, we do not know what we will get out of Lannan. nobody will know until spring. granted i did say he was garbage earlier but come on hes an ex-Nat, i gotta bash him. spring will give us a better understanding of Lannan.
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