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Is John Lannan The Next Ace In Colorado?

The off-season has been filled with big-name signings and blockbuster trades. The likes of James Shields, Max Scherzer, and anything San Diego Padres have distracted us from seeing less spectacular acquisitions. Among those players lost in the media frenzy was lefty pitcher John Lannan. Lannan agreed to a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies back in November with a likely...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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

Lannan Sharp In Loss To Cardinals

Lefty John Lannan scored points again today in his effort to land a role with the New York Mets. Signed to compete for the fifth-starter job, Lannan could make the Opening Day roster out of the bullpen. Lannan gave up two unearned runs in four innings, but retired his last eight hitters in a 6-4 loss to St. Louis. Lannan struck out five, but perhaps more importantly, got nine ground...
Via New York Mets Report
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

The Mets officially announced that they have signed lefthanded starting pitcher John Lannan to a minor-league deal with a spring training invite.According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lannan will earn $1.5 million if he makes the major league team, plus an additional $2 million in innings pitched bonuses.As we surmised here before the weekend, Lannan does in fact have an...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Could John Lannan be this year’s Darren Oliver?

When the Mets signed John Lannan to a minor-league deal, it was likely to bring him in to compete for the fifth starter role in spring training. The signing is exciting because it represents something more than just another option for fifth starter: It represents the move forward for the organization. In the first three offseasons under General Manager Sandy Alderson, the back end...
January 20, 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

Was the John Lannan signing a smart one?

Yesterday, it was announced that the Mets signed John Lannan to a minor-league deal. The Mets starting rotation has already been filled out by the signing of Bartolo Colon, and it’s safe to say that Mets fans would be outraged if Lannan had been chosen to fill out the rotation instead of a pitcher like Colon. However, that doesn’t mean that a pitcher like Lannan doesn’t have...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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