The Phillies have signed 28-year old lefty starting pitcher John Lannan to a 1-year, $2.5 million dollar deal. Lannan pitched in 6 games (all starts) for the Nationals last year and he was 4-1 with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. He has now pitched in 134 games (all starts) in his first six years in the majors and he is 42-52 with a 4.01 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Lannan will likely be the #5 starter for the Phillies in 2013, and I think he will be a solid one. This was a good pickup for the Phillies.