A 2016 Wishlist from a Kansas City Royals Fan

The Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series. They posted the best record in the American League. They had 7 players named to the All-Star team. They raised a Royal Blue middle finger to conventional wisdom and figured out a new way to be a dominant baseball team. They made the governor of Texas, the PECOTA projections and Jason La Confora look like absolute tools (admittedly...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

John Lannan signs minor league deal with Royals

The Kansas City Royals have signed veteran left hander John Lannan to a minor league deal. Lannan, 31, spent last season pitching at Triple-A within the Colorado Rockies organization but put up an ugly 5.39 ERA across 152 innings. Giants get Johnny Cueto Lannan is four years removed from his last bit of success at the big league level. Since going 10-14 with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.46...
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies sign Aaron Laffey and John Lannan to minor league deals

The Colorado Rockies have signed left handed pitchers Aaron Laffey and John Lannan to minor league contracts. Laffey, 29, spent the 2014 season at Triple-A Syracuse for the Washington Nationals posting a 3.67 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 91/37 K/BB ratio over 147 innings. The 30-year-old Lannan appeared at Triple-A Las Vegas within the New York Mets system. Lannan produced a 6.75 ERA over...
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan, Taylor Teagarden File For Free Agency

Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan and Taylor Teagarden have filed for free agency according to Baseball America. Lannan last pitched for the Mets in April without much success. He finished this season with just five appearances and a 15.75 ERA. Lannan just turned 30 and will begin searching for a new team. Quintanilla played in just 15 games for the Mets this season, hitting .207/.258...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report: Reynolds Two Triples In Vegas Win, Morris Saves 14th Game

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas 6, Iowa 4 Erie 7, Binghamton 4 – Game 1 Erie 8, Binghamton 6 – Game 2 (Makeup 8/12) St. Lucie 6, Fort Myers 1 – Game 1 Fort Myers 7, St. Lucie 3 – Game 2 (PPD from 6/27) Savannah 4, Asheville 1 Lowell 3, Brooklyn 2 – Game 1 Brooklyn 3, Lowell 2 – Game 2 (Makeup from 8/12) Kingsport 10, Bristol 4 Prospect Pipeline John Lannan tossed...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report 7/29: Plawecki Back In Action, Reynolds Making A Case For Short

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas put up five runs in the first three innings and withstand late surge to defeat Salt lake, 5-3. Binghamton give up three first inning runs to New Hampshire and eventually lose, 5-1. St. Lucie scored two in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and one in the 12th to steal a victory from Dunedin, 7-6. Savannah managed only two hits and lose...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’d Have Thought? The Mets’ Bullpen Is Breeding Confidence

Things we never thought we’d say in April: “This bullpen ain’t too bad.” When the season dawned, the Mets and their fans weren’t sure exactly how the late innings of any given game would be handled. Oh, sure, Bobby Parnell — with his electric fastball — was going to be the closer, of course. The team then decided that the best course of action would be to go the...
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Lagares Swings, Gee Throws

The roster is about to get as back to normal as it can.  Adam Rubin of ESPN has reported that Juan Lagares took like batting practice on Monday in Port St. Lucie.  His last appearance was back on June 1st.  Lagares has been nursing a strain on his right side and hopes to be back in the lineup soon.  John Lannan who has been away from the team for some time threw today in Port...
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June 16, 2014  |  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...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Didn’t Have To Look Too Far To Finally Solve Back Of The Bullpen

Sometimes the most ideal solutions to your problems are standing right in front of you, staring you in the face. After four unsuccessful attempts trying to revamp an underperforming bullpen and rummaging through dozens of failed relief options including this year’s John Lannan, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde, general manager Sandy Alderson has finally latched onto a pair of...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lannan Accepts Mets' Outright Assignment

Veteran lefty John Lannan has accepted the New York Mets' outright assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas, as reported by Adam Rubin.By slgckgc on Flickr via Wikimedia CommonsThe 29 year old Long Island native, allowed seven earned runs on seven hits (three were homers) in just five appearances (four innings) of work this season. Both Bill Baer and Steve Adams report that Lannan's demotion...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Daisuke Matsuzaka cut it in the bullpen?

As the New York Mets came back to Queens to start their 10-game homestand last night, the team brought up Daisuke Matsuzaka on Friday while reassigning John Lannan. With the Mets having five healthy starters (save for Jenrry Mejia’s blister issues and Bartolo Colon’s back problems), the only chance where Matsuzaka can make his mark with the club is in the bullpen. It’s not...
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tickets are Tree Fiddy, Yet The Mets get Shutdown by Lurch

Well the guy the Mets looked over this past off-season is currently leading the National League in ERA (0.70). While the remains of John Lannan had an eye popping ERA of 15.75. Should I care that 35-year-old Lurch is pitching the best he has since 2006? Probably not. What I do care about is that this Mets team just got one-hit by the Braves. I can’t stand the friends I...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Daisuke Matsuzaka Called Up By New York Mets To Replace John Lannan

NEW YORK — The New York Mets have called up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster. Matsuzaka’s contract was selected Wednesday from Triple-A Las Vegas. New York sent Lannan outright to Triple-A. Matsuzaka, a 33-year-old right-hander, went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts for the Mets last year. He posted a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Las...
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lannan Outrighted To Vegas, Dice-K Gets The Call

The New York Mets announced that lefthander John Lannan has been outrighted and that righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka has been called-up from Triple-A Las Vegas. Sandy Alderson told reporters that Dice... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Outright Lannan To Minors, Callup Dice-K

The New York Mets announced that lefthander John Lannan has been outrighted and that righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka has been called-up from Triple-A Las Vegas. Sandy Alderson told reporters that Dice K is coming to pitch out of the bullpen, but is also insurance in case any starter can’t make a start – an indirect reference to Bartolo Colon (sore back) and Jenrry Mejia (torn...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Angels 14, Mets 2

The New York Mets were trounced by the Los Angeles Angels by the score of 14-2 on Sunday in a 17 hit barrage. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and wasn’t fooling anyone as the Angels punished him for nine earned runs on 11 hits including four homeruns (Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Raul Ibanez and Hank Conger) and three doubles. Colon walked two batters and was done after five innings...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

OJTB: Mets Survive Angels in 13 Innings

Anthony Recker. The Mets’ catcher probably wouldn’t be the player most fans expect to get clutch hits for the team. Go figure. Image: Jar C. Hong/AP Already credited with two RBIs on the night, Recker commenced the 13th inning with a solo homerun off Angels RHP Matt Shoemaker (0-1; 4.05 ERA) to afford the visitors a 7-6 lead, and LHP John Lannan sealed the victory by retiring...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Angels 6

After a heartbreaking loss that extended into the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Mets forced their fans to stay awake into the wee hours of Sunday morning. A promising night, with clutch hits, and a comeback story for the Mets, quickly turning into another extra inning affair, when Raul Ibanez hit a familiar home run (see the Yankees-Tigers postseason history) against Jose Valverde...
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April 13, 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

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Reds 3

The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds tonight at Citi Field by the score of 4-3. This was the first win of the season for the Mets, now with a 1-3 record on the season. Jenrry Mejia started for the Mets and had a solid outing despite some control issues. He allowed just one run on four hits, tossing 101 pitches through 6.0 innings of work. Mejia’s pitch count was effected...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Look Into The Second Half Rotation

This is undoubtedly one of my favorite times of the year. I get to retire my big coat and not look at its depressing hues of gray that I have been wearing daily for the past three months. I have the luxury of enjoying one or two weeks of fresh air before my nose is greeted by the arrival of allergy season, but most of all, I find a new way to give myself (false) hope in the upcoming...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Bullpen: What can we expect?

With so much focus being put on who is going to play shortstop and first base for the New York Mets, not many people are looking at the makeup of the bullpen. While first base and shortstop are of vital importance, the bullpen ultimately will decide the outcome of many more games. So, what can we expect from the Mets pen? Honestly, I have no idea. They have so many question marks...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Lannan and Valverde added to roster

After signing minor league deals in the offseason with the ability to fight for a job, both John Lannan and Jose Valverde have been added to the New York Mets’ 40 man roster. The two are in prime position to start the season with the big league team, both likely in the bullpen. Jose Valverde will be the bridge to Bobby Parnell as he hopes to save his career. Valverde spend most...
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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