The highly scientific Nationals Fanboy Looser poll has spoken - the Nats are making the right call in letting John Lannan start the regular-season opener.
Sixty voters say Lannan should get the ball against the Phillies and ol' what's his name. Another 28 thought Jason Marquis should have that honor. Yes, 60+28 does NOT equal 100. Seems like my flirtation with triple digits was a one-time thing, thoughh I remain hopeful my faithful readership will get me there again.
I agree on the Lannan call. It's not like the Nats brought in CC Sabathia or Roy Halladay here. Marquis was a solid offseason addition but let's not get carried away. It's fine to allow Lannan to absorb what will probably be an 8-2 defeat. Two runs? Well, Halladay isn't going nine right out of the gate.
The new poll is up, vote early and tell your friends. Speaking of early, yes, I realize it is too early in the spring to make such a decision. But that's what spring is about for us fans. We can come up with all the answers whenever we want.