Comments on: Pirates Interested in John Lannan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/pirates-interested-in-john-lannan.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:14:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Stephen Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/pirates-interested-in-john-lannan.html#comment-22576 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:06:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44585#comment-22576 Yes, but uncertainty has a price. When you compare Lannan to Karstens, you have to account for the 60-90 innings Karstens won’t pitch because some body part failed him. And those remaining innings are often soaked up by guys like Vin Mazzaro (or worse).

Lannan is a solid #4, at below market price. If Hammer-for-Capuano is off the table, I like this deal as a backup.

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By: wkkortas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/pirates-interested-in-john-lannan.html#comment-22572 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:12:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44585#comment-22572 Frankly, Lannan’s strikeout rate plus his lifetime 4.57 FIP puts me in the “thanks, but no thanks” camp, although I would like to see the #betterthanvinmazzaro hashtag explode on Twitter.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/pirates-interested-in-john-lannan.html#comment-22570 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:51:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44585#comment-22570 I live in Washington and have watched a lot of Lannan, too. While I’m not a big fan, I will say that he’s solid. Lannan usually gives the team a chance to win, but doesn’t provide many dominant games. He’s at least as good as Correia, and just might be a great fit in Pittsburgh. He could be good in a middle relief role, as he’s great against lefties. A reliever who can do long relief and spot starts is nice. Not sure it’s $3M nice.
I’d prefer to trade Hanrahan for a starter like Capuano.

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By: tsnod91 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/pirates-interested-in-john-lannan.html#comment-22564 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:11:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44585#comment-22564 I don’t mind Lannan, but I would rather resign Jeff Karstens if I were Neil Huntington.

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/pirates-interested-in-john-lannan.html#comment-22558 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:59:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44585#comment-22558 I lived in Washington until August this year and Lannan doesn’t give in to hitters. He has a lot of decent games and is a lot better than a Jason Marquis or even Kevin Correia (although in a lot of ways he is similar to KC but he gets a little better results).

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By: Justin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/pirates-interested-in-john-lannan.html#comment-22557 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:52:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44585#comment-22557 not exactly what i have in mind when i think “guy to improve the rotation,” but i could live with that i guess. his innings-eating capabilities are attractive, and i respect the heck out of how be outperforms his peripherals every single year.

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