Comments on: Trade Values: John Lannan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-12065 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-12065 If he comes VERY cheap then get him. Taking on his 5mil salary dump means would should get him for a song. If that song is Gorkys then oh well make the swap!!! Gorkys will never be more then a 4th outfielder because of his bat. Lannan would be a decnt 5th starter and would provide some depth for WHEN Bedard gets injured….

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-12018 Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-12018 He’d be a good pickup.  Living in Washington I’ve seen him a lot.  He’s a hard luck guy, and reminds me somewhat of Kip Wells, a nibbler.  Is he an upgrade over any of the current slated starters is where I’d make the call.  Morton, Bedard and McDonald I’d say are all clearly better.  Karstens probably slightly better, just from a competitive standpoint.  That just leaves Correia.  But, the Pirates need the depth.  If you can get him for one of the lesser bullpen guys, or someone like Gorkys, do it.

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By: Vince Riedy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-12014 Sat, 04 Feb 2012 07:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-12014 Lannan has been known to be available before the Jackson signing and I suggested this site explore his trade value. If he can be got as cheap as the article suggests he’d immediately be the number two starter on the staff. The eyes test of Lannan shows he is pitcher of decent talent and great movement on his pitches. The Pirates MUST pursue him!!!

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-12011 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-12011 who has said Laporta is excellent defensively?

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-12005 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-12005 yeah, but he DID it…  thats kinda sayin’ something.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-12003 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-12003 Amen, Michael.
No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-11998 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-11998 Then after the games he starts, he can then have a concert after the game with fireworks…uhhh Bob Nutting’s Wet dream.

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-11993 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-11993 Why spend 5 mil on Lannon when putting Owens or Wilson would be better served getting their ears wet. NO to Lannon unless he can sing like Lennon, then maybe.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-11988 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-11988 Lannan has some very strong credentials and would merit more that Daniel McCutchen.  But, I agree that it is time to start using the LHSP’s we have backed up at AAA or cut them loose – Owens, Locke, Wilson, and Tony Watson was an excellent SP before being converted to a reliever at AA. 

On another front, the Indians, who have been looking for a 1B, signed Casey Kotchman.  Can we now try to make a push to get their leftovers?  The guy they are trying to replace is Matt LaPorta, who has never lived down the fact that he was the key player from Milwaukee in the trade that sent CC Sabathia off to the Brewers.  He is an excellent defensive player who had offensive promise but has not quite turned the corner in the Show.  A .980 OPS at AA for the Brewers in 2008, and a .918 OPS hitter for Cleveland at AAA before coming to the majors in 2009.  He did fairly well for Cleveland in 2009 with some pop in the bat, but his offensive stats for 2010 and 2011 were not very good.  This guy just turned 27 and should be very reasonably priced at the present time.  Lord knows he and Cleveland need some time away from one another!   He’s a RH hitter who hits RHP better than LHP.       

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By: michael http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/trade-values-john-lannan.html#comment-11984 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23558#comment-11984 No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan No Lannan

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