Originally posted on Nationals Enquirer  |  Last updated 4/4/12
Washington Nationals starter John Lannan walks into the dugout after getting pulled against the Chicago White Sox in the fifth inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Washington, June 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)   Seems like only last week Davey Johnson was declaring "John's my guy." Note that Davey didn't say anything about Lannan being Rizzo's guy. And you can't blame John Lannan for asking to be traded in an email to real, live, professional beat reporters who cover the Nationals: "I know what my rights and the team's rights are, and while I am still a member of the Washington Nationals organization, I let Mike know that I believe a trade would be the best solution for everyone in both the short and long term. ... This transaction will not change who I am or how I approach my business. I will continue to prepare myself for the season and look forward to the opportunity to pitch for a major-league tea...
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