Exclusive Excerpt From John Feinstein's 'Where Nobody Knows Your Name'An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein's book, "Where Nobody Knows Your Name," which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.
Elfin: The Eight Year Wait May Be Over Sooner Than You ThinkNationals fans are still white knuckling after seeing their team get swept in Atlanta, and that anxiety only grew last night when the Braves closed the gap to 5 games. But have no fear. Very soon you'll be able to celebrate something you've waited for 8 full seasons...a playoff berth.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Says Team Doesn't Intend To Trade LannanRizzo says teams have shown interest. He also says he he understands Lannan's frustration over being optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, calling him "an ultra-competitive person."
Elfin: Lannan Could Be Done In Washington, But Maybe He Should BeJohn Lannan was the Nationals’ Opening Day starter in 2009 and 2010. Washington went 59-103 and 69-93 during those seasons, the second of which Lannan spent part of in the minors, where he'll spend Opening Day to start 2012, as well.
John Lannan Asks For Trade After Being Sent To Triple-AJohn Lannan asked the Washington Nationals for a trade after they demoted him to Triple-A Syracuse, and he declared in an email sent to reporters Wednesday: “I believe that I belong in a big-league rotation.”
Nationals Option John Lannan To Triple-A, Ross Detwiler To BullpenThe Washington Nationals have optioned left-hander John Lannan to Triple-A Syracuse and are shifting lefty Ross Detwiler from the bullpen to the starting rotation.
Lannan Looks Strong As Nationals Top Astros John Lannan allowed two runs and two hits over five innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday.
Nats Win Lannan Arbitration, Trade Next? The Washington Nationals have defeated pitcher John Lannan in baseball's first salary arbitration decision this year.
Nats Fall In Bottom Of The NinthBryan Petersen's solo home run in the bottom of the 9th does in the Nationals.
Lannan Roughed Up Early, Marlins Drop Nationals, 3-0Lannan lasted six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits with three walks with one strikeout. He threw 96 pitches, 64 for strikes.
Lannan, Nationals Roughed Up By Astros, 9-3Saturday night was one of those nights the Nationals’ John Lannan would just soon forget.
Nationals Fall Short Against Braves, 3-1The Nationals fall short as Derek Lowe limits the Nationals to three hits as they fall to the Braves 3-1.