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Nationals News: John Lannan is Ready Edition

JUPITER, FL - MARCH 31:  Cristian Guzman #15 of the Washington Nationals hits a triple against the St Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on March 31, 2010 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - MARCH 31: Cristian Guzman #15 of the Washington Nationals hits a triple against the St Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on March 31, 2010 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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  In his final start before the season opener, John Lannan posted a solid line: five innings, two unearned runs and three hits. He was on lock almost all spring, going 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA over five starts. I wasn't sure John Lannan was the best choice for Opening Day starter initially, but now I'm a believer.

  Nationals News

  Although Ian Desmond took Cristian Guzman's starting shortstop job, there are no hard feelings between the players.

  Willie Harris had a hard spill yesterday, but didn't want to come out of the game because he saw it as an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

  Mark Zuckerman's readers interview Nyjer Morgan.

  Cristian Guzman (left), who made his MLB debut in 1999, played his first game ever at second on Wednesday.

  People are willing to pay to see Stephen Strasburg, even in the minors.

  Nats Insider announces a subscription bonus coverage plan for the rest of the season.

  Nats320 visits a place most of us will never be able to afford, the PNC Diamond Club.

  DC Sports Plus summarizes all of the Nats' offseason additions.

Non-Nationals News

  Former National Austin Kearns has batted .325/.417/.600 this spring for Cleveland.