Yesterday the Washington Nationals signed right handed pitcher Edwin Jackson to a one year deal for $10 M. The move gives Washington a strong rotation, with Jackson joining Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Gio Gonzalez. Among the news of Jackson's signing was a rumor that the Nationals were aggressively looking to deal left handed starter John Lannan, who just lost an arbitration case to the Nationals and will be paid $5 M this year.
Lannan is coming off a year with a 3.70 ERA in 184.2 innings. He's probably due for some regression with an xFIP of 4.24. Lannan would probably be appealing to Pirates fans for three reasons:
1. He's got decent career numbers, with a 4.00 ERA, and a good track record of being an innings eater.
2. He's left handed.
3. He has a career 52.8% ...
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