5 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Should Stop Pursuing Nationals LHP John Lannan

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5 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Should Stop Pursuing Nationals LHP John Lannan
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The Washington Nationals have spent this spring trying to move lefty starter John Lannan and his $5 million salary, and the Red Sox have been one of the teams mentioned as a potential destination.

Boston can’t be blamed for considering it. Lefty starters aren’t a dime-a-dozen, and with Tim Wakefield retired and both John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka sidelined with injuries, the Red Sox are currently working with a shallow pool of potential starting pitchers.

That being said, Lannan is not a must-have for the Red Sox. In fact, there are several red flags for the lefty that should make Boston reconsider making a move for him.

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