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John Lannan Is Back With Mets Organization

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that left handed pitcher John Lannan, who accepted an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas but never reported after being dumped by the Mets on April 16, has rejoined the organization. The Mets announced that he has reported to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Monday to get back into pitching shape. Lannan last appeared in a game on April 13 at Anaheim, when he...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Can Send Lannan To Minors Without His Consent

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, before John Lannan was added to the Opening Day roster, the Mets had the southpaw sign an “advance consent” waiver. That means Lannan pre-authorized the Mets to send him to the minors at any point during the first 45 days of the season — which also would negate receiving his full $1.5 million big-league salary, which otherwise would...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lannan Taking Well To New Role

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that left-hander John Lannan passed another test in his transition to a relief role, he entered mid-inning and inherited runners on base, for not only the first time in his career, but also the first time working on consecutive days. Since switching roles, Lannan, has tossed two perfect innings in relief. “That’s exactly how I envisioned it...
Via New York Mets Report
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Where Does John Lannan Fit In?

The Mets signed former Washington Nationals lefthander John Lannan to a minor league deal on Saturday, but where does he fit in with the Mets staff?He is certainly at a crossroads in his career. He’s appeared in just twenty games over the course of the last two seasons and has been released by two different teams.But he’s just a couple of seasons removed from his 33 start,...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Rotation Rounding Into Form With Lannan

Mets should be more than fine with, say, Colon, Niese, Wheeler, Gee and Lannan.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 19, 2014With the signing of John Lannan, it seems the Mets have solidified a starting rotation with which to start the year. As Adam Rubin of ESPN NY notes, the signing stacks Lannan at the back of a rotation that already includes 4 established starters. Presuming...
Via Effing Mets
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lannan Becomes Free Agent

John Lannan has refused an assignment to the minor leagues, therefore becoming a free agent today. Lannan, 29, began his time with the Phillies with two solid starts before struggling through his third start on an injured leg, which would force him to miss two months. He was never the same pitcher. Following his return on June 17, Lannan posted just four quality starts the rest of...
Via Phillies Nation
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lannan and the Phillies, Perfect Together?

The Philadelphia Phillies newly acquired left handed pitcher John Lannan had his second impressive start yesterday in Bradenton against the Pirates. Lannan was signed by the Phillies in December to be the team’s number 5 starter. There is reason to believe that he will thrive in that role and could be better than expected. Since Rich Dubee became the Phillies pitching coach, he...
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

John Lannan Minimizes Risk

The Phillies opened up a spot in their rotation when they traded Vance Worley for Ben Revere. They were looking to fill that spot with a low-risk free agent instead of relying on farmhands Tyler Cloyd and Jonathan Pettibone. Definitions of risk vary but it seemed that the Phillies were looking for cheap and durable starters, valuing those attributes over pure talent and upside...
Via Phillies Nation
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

John Lannan earns first win of 2012, Gatorade shower

"I mean, I've never been on a first-place team. And I've never been in a game where it really meant something. That's all I wanted to do: Come in, and in any way I could help the team." (John Lannan, via Nats Insider, 7/22/2012) There's Lannan and MASN's Kristina Akra getting doused by the Gatorade bucket after Lannan's first win of the season...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Here's John Lannan during Syracuse Chiefs pregame introductions

There's poor John Lannan being introduced to the crowd at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse before the AAA Chiefs home opener (in 1978 Chiefs throwback jersey) this afternoon, right around the same time his former teammates were being introduced at Wrigley. You can only wonder what was running through Lannan's head as he hopped up the dugout steps to take his place along...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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