It was announced today that the Washington Nationals won their arbitration case against pitcher John Lannan. The teams could not agree on a deal in January so the two sides had to meet with an arbitrator to settle the contract dispute.
After receiving just $2.75 million last season and going 10-13 with an ERA of 3.70, Lannan wanted a significant raise in pay. The left handed starter was asking for $5.7 million. That Nationals, however, were only willing to give $5 million.
This morning both sides heard the decision of the arbiter. The arbiter decided in favor of the Nationals and Lannan will make $5 million.