CHICAGO -- The Nationals may not be without their cleanup hitter very long at all.
CHICAGO -- Despite a formal trade request from John Lannan, the Nationals don't appear to have any intention of dealing the recently demoted left-hander anytime soon.
CHICAGO -- I suppose there are worse places to be on Opening Day than this. Man, what a setting, huh? It is, however, quite cold in the appropriately named Windy City.
CHICAGO -- Guess what, folks? It's Opening Day!
CHICAGO -- Left-hander John Lannan, surprisingly demoted to Class AAA yesterday, has informed Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo he wants to be traded.