Description: The Mets have signed former Phillies and Nationals lefthander John Lannan to a minor league deal.
Insight: Lannan's goal seems to be to play for every team in the National League East. It's possible he could wind up in New York's starting rotation though he won't be a recommended fantasy play.
8/15/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: According to Philadelphia GM Ruben Amaro, Phillies starter John Lannan is likely headed to the disabled list. SOURCE: Phillies.com
Insight: Lannan hurt his knee Wednesday against the Braves and Amaro suspects it's probably a recurrence of the patellar tendinitis he struggled with earlier in the season. Lannan's season could be in jeopardy.
8/14/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Phillies lefthander John Lannan injured his left knee Wednesday against the Braves. SOURCE: Ryan Lawrence, Philadelphia Daily News
Insight: He only made it through 1 1/3 innings. At 3-5 with a 5.33 ERA, Lannan isn't owned in many fantasy leagues. Don't be surprised if the Phillies place him on the disabled list.
7/8/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia starter John Lannan had his best game of the season Monday in a win over Washington.
Insight: Lannan was dominant, limiting his former team to just four hits in eight shutout innings. The victory was Lannan's second of the season. He'll start one more game before the All-Star break Saturday against the White Sox.
6/13/2013 4:19:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter John Lannan (quad) will come off the disabled list and start Monday against Washington.
Insight: A strained left quad has kept Lannan on the DL since mid-April. The lefty should only be considered in NL-only leagues. Tyler Cloyd has been sent to the minors.
5/29/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter John Lannan (quad) is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment on June 6, according to Philly.com.
Insight: Lannan faced hitters in a simulated game Wednesday and will pitch in an extended spring training game before going on a rehab assignment. The left-hander pitched well in two of three starts this season but allowing six runs in 1 2/3 innings his last time on the hill raised his ERA to 6.14 for the season. He should only be considered in deeper NL-only leagues.
5/21/2013 3:50:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia lefthander John Lannan has been throwing bullpen sessions in Clearwater and should be ready to return to the big club some time in mid-June if all goes well.
Insight: Lannan struggled in two of his three starts this season, so fantasy owners were likely already jumping off the wagon. Wait until you see him perform well before getting excited about his return to the rotation.
4/18/2013 3:59:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia lefthander John Lannan has been placed on the DL.
Insight: Doctors have diagnosed him with a strained quad and it's unknown exactly how much time he will miss. He didn't pitch very well in his last start (1 2/3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER Wednesday against Cincinnati) so fantasy owners probably won't miss Lannan while he's gone.
4/17/2013 10:23:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter John Lannan (knee) will see a team doctor on Thursday morning, according to Ryan Lawrence of philly.com. He's dealing with knee discomfort.
Insight: Lannan allowed just eight hits, one walk and four earned runs in his first two starts but he was tagged for eight hits and six runs in 1 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Reds.
12/15/2012 2:44:00 PM
Description: The Phillies have agreed with starter John Lannan on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, pending a physical. SOURCE: CSNPhilly.com
Insight: Lannan will serve as Philadelphia's fifth starter. He posted a 42-52 record and 4.01 ERA in 134 starts with Washington the past six seasons but could struggle at Citizens Bank Park, where he owns a career ERA of 6.49 in eight starts.
9/12/2012 10:29:00 PM
Description: Nationals lefty John Lannan made his first start in place of Stephen Strasburg Wednesday against the Mets and he came away with a win.
Insight: Lannan shut out New York over 5 2/3 five-hit innings. The left-hander isn't anything special but he's now 3-0 with a 2.41 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in three starts this season.
9/8/2012 11:37:00 AM
Description: John Lannan is expected to join Washington's rotation in place of Stephen Strasburg, who was officially shut down Saturday.
Insight: Not much of a consolation for Strasburg owners. Lannan has only made two big league appearances this season after starting 128 games for the Nationals in his career. While he's gone 2-0 with a 3.46 ERA in those two appearances (both starts), he isn't much of an option outside of NL-only leagues (though he has posted an ERA below 4.00 in the three seasons where he's made 30-plus starts).
8/3/2012 3:31:00 PM
Description: The Nationals recalled John Lannan from Triple-A Syracuse to start Game 1 of a day/night doubleheader with Miami.
Insight: Lannan (1-0, 2.57 ERA) will probably head back to Syracuse after Friday's start but he could be back for the stretch run as the Nationals have announced that they will indeed shut down Stephen Strasburg (11-5, 3.12) after he reaches 160 innings pitched.
4/5/2012 12:05:00 PM
Description: John Lannan has asked for a trade.
Insight: Clearly Lannan wasn't pleased about being demoted to Triple-A Syracuse. Lannan is 38-51 with a 4.00 ERA in 128 career starts for the Nationals including a 10-13, 3.70 season in 2011.
4/3/2012 7:20:00 PM
Description: John Lannan has been sent down to Triple-A Syracuse to start the season.
Insight: If you can remember, Lannan was actually the Nationals' Opening Day starter two years ago. Now he's on the fast track to the minors. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
3/26/2012 4:44:00 PM
Description: John Lannan will be the Nationals' fifth starter, manager Davey Johnson announced Monday.
Insight: Lannan was the subject of trade rumors throughout spring training, but with Chien-Ming Wang out for the first month of the season with a hamstring strain, the team is going with Lannan. Lannan allows too many baserunners (1.42 WHIP in his career) and doesn't strike people out, but he still managed to maintain an ERA under 4 in three out of his last four seasons, giving him some value in NL-only leagues.
3/13/2012 1:45:00 PM
Description: John Lannan is currently the subject of trade rumors. Both Boston and Detroit are thought to have inquired about his services.
Insight: Lannan appears to be the odd man out in Washington if Chien-Ming Wang is ready to return to the mound. Lannam's win total could be improved if he started for either of those two contenders.
9/28/2010 8:01:00 AM
Description: Lannan allowed four runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings on Monday against the Phillies. He walked one and struck out three.
Insight: Lannan took the loss as he fell to 8-8 with a 4.65 ERA on the year. (RapidDraft.com)
9/27/2010 8:21:00 PM
Description: John Lannan ended his season today by allowing four runs over 5 2/3 innings.
Insight: He pitched well enough in September to have a good chance at a roster spot for the start of 2011. He will only be worth drafting in NL-Only leagues.
9/27/2010 4:06:00 PM
Description: John Lannan's start tonight will be his last of the season.
SOURCE: BILL LADSON ON TWITTER
Insight: One start against Roy Halladay makes him a weak option in weekly leagues.
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