Despite John Lannan's formal request to be traded, Nationals manager Davey Johnson says the club has no intention of dealing the recently demoted left-hander.
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The Nationals will likely need an improvement of ten wins in 2012 to make the playoffs, something Davey Johnson has pulled off before.
One day after he was surprisingly demoted to Class AAA by the Nationals, left-hander John Lannan says: "I believe that I belong in a big-league rotation."