(John Lannan had to look away when asked about the workload of the Nationals bullpen. Grainy screengrab of postgame video captured from MASNSports.com)
So, did John Lannan disrespect Jim Riggleman in a postgame interview with MASN's Debbi Taylor after last night's game? MASN's Ben Goessling thinks not. But jump ahead to around the 1:25 mark of the video on MASN's website, and you be the judge:
Debbi Taylor: "Last thing, John. As starters, when you see the bullpen have to average 4 innings a game, how tough is that for them?"
Lannan: "I got nothing to say about that. Because, that's just how our manager manages. And, uh, that's it."
You'll notice that as Debbi gets about halfway through her question, Lannan looks away from the camera (see picture above); seems annoyed by the question. And from his answer, it seems he's at least a little annoyed by his manager's hook. But did he show up Riggleman with his words? Maybe a little? Now, if Lannan had said "that's just how our manager OVERmanages" we'd really have something to talk about...