Dan Haren and John Lannan Debated: Did Mike Rizzo Make a Mistake?

As John Lannan and Dan Harren face off on Monday night, we have a chance to look at the debate about these players from the beginning of the year.

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Editor’s Note: the following is an email exchange between April 18-22 between Dan Haren’s 3rd and 4th starts with the Nationals.

Justin:  Jason, Mike Rizzo opted to dump John Lannan in the offseason to make room for Dan Haren in the rotation.  John Lannan started 33 games in 2011 with a 3.70 ERA.  He was demoted to the minors before the 2012 season, but he pitched relatively effectively at the end of last year, starting six games after Stephen Strasburg was shut down.  Did Rizzo make a mistake letting Lannan go?

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