Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:58 AM
-He's not going to be a superstar, or even above average but he provides much needed depth.
-27 years old
- The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports Lannan is the highest-paid player ever optioned to the minors prior to the end of spring training.
- $5 million salary, final year of contract
Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:28 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:41 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:50 AM
Is he better than hendriks... maybe... is he better than Swarzak... certainly.
Not really. His Career numbers are: 1.423 WHIP, 4.7 K/9 and 1.4 K/BB in the National League facing pitchers.
Swarzak's as a starter are: 1.451 WHIP, 5.1 K/9, 2.12 K/BB in the American League.
even Duensing as a starter has 1.381 WHIP, 6.0 K/9, 2.33 K/BB
Do you remember Perkins as a starter? Even he was better than Lannan (and he was awful).
So the Twins have many more internal options. I suspect I'd rather see Lannan than Diamond, but that's about it...
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