Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Mets are bringing up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster.
Matsuzaka's contract was selected Wednesday from Las Vegas, and New York sent Lannan outright to the Triple-A team.
Matsuzaka, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts for the Mets last year and 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Las Vegas this year.
Lannan, a 32-year-old left-hander, was 1-0 with a 15.25 ERA in five relief appearances for the Mets this year. He has the choice to refuse the outright assignment and elect to become a free agent.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, "Since John Lannan already has more than five years of MLB service. And that normally would mean Lannan cannot be sent to the minors without his consent. But before Lannan was added to the Opening Day roster, the Mets had Lannan sign an "advance consent" waiver. That means Lannan preauthorized the Mets to send him to the minors at any point during the first 45 days of the season -- which also would negate receiving his full $1.5 million big-league salary, which otherwise would have been guaranteed."
He may be seeing the minor league pastures soon as his relief woes continue...as Adam Rubin describes it..
Lannan has been converted to relief for the first time in his career this season, has struggled in the role.
Lannan now has allowed four runs, four hits and a walk while recording only three outs this season. He allowed a Freddie Freeman single Wednesday Night in the 4-3 Loss, It was his only batter he faced... His ERA is now 36.00
Friday, March 28, 2014
As talked about, John Lannan will make the team on the Opening Day roster as a reliever.
Lannan, originally signed on a minor-league contract, was added to the 40-man roster Thursday as the Mets prepared to break camp and depart for Montreal for a pair of exhibition games against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Lannan has never broke camp as a reliever. In 148 games as a professional, he has logged all his games as a starter. He did some limited duty in the minors as a reliever.
Lannan had a ERA of 4.91 this spring in which he started and relieved some games to get him used to it.
The Mets are expected to have a bullpen of Bobby Parnell as closer, setup man Jose Valverde, primary lefty Scott Rice, Jeurys Familia, Gonzalez Germen, Carlos Torres and John Lannan.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
According to multiple reports, John Lannan could get a look as the second lefty in the Mets Bullpen. Right now, Scott Rice is the only lefty that has secured a pen spot.
The Mets still have Lannan in the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation as he will get the start against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
The Mets also have Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jenrry Mejia in search for the fifth spot as well, which is why he might be pushed to the pen.
It has been reported that Lannan has no problems switching to a bullpen role if needed be, as long as it helps the team.
All 148 of Lannan’s career big-league appearances have come as a starting pitcher.
Lannan's Career Stats:
Friday, March 07, 2014
The Mets got rained out Thursday in Kissimmee and pitching coach Dan Warthen has pushed three pitchers back for Friday game.
Originally the Mets were supposed to have John Lannan, Rafael Montero, and Steven Matz pitch Thursday against the Astros, but now they will all pitch Friday against the Cardinals along with Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
The Mets have signed left-hander John Lannan to a minor-league contract with a spring-training invite. Lannan, 29, will compete with Jenrry Mejia and prospects such as Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom for the fifth-starter role.
Lannan also would potentially give the Mets a second southpaw in the rotation, along with Jonathon Niese.
Lannan went 3-6 with a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts for the Philadelphia Phillies last season. He is a Long Beach, Long Island, native and Chaminade High product.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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The Mets have been reported to have interest in starting pitchers Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, Bruce Chen, John Lannan, Paul Maholm, Johan Santana, and Daisuke Matsuzaka..
The Mets have made there rounds to all of their agents to get a feel for what they are looking for. One rumor said the Mets were aggressively pursuing Arroyo with the Reds and Twins. Johan Santana has been mentioned to have eight teams interested with the Orioles and Mets to be the top suitors so far.
Sandy Alderson said this week that he is looking to add a starting pitcher, but he’s reluctant to give a multi-year deal.
Chen, Lannan, Santana and Maholm are expected to receive one-year offers this winter. However, while Colon was once being offered one year and around $7 million, he may end up with two years and close to $20 million.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that the Mets have displayed interest in the recently non-tendered John Lannan, perhaps as insurance if the team trades a starter.
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