There has been talk for a while that the Minnesota Twins would move Francisco Liriano. Specifically, we kept hearing the New York Yankees name come up. But, it died for a while so we didn’t think much of it.
Then, I’m sitting here playing video poker online, when I click over and see that the speculation has ramped up again. This time, it’s coming from trusted MLB source Bob Nightengale.
“Bob Nightengale of USA Today just told us that he thinks its possible that Liriano is traded to the Yanks in nxt 2 weeks for Nova or Joba +,” Jim Bowden of MLB Radio tweets.
In addition to other pieces, it looks like the Twins would get Ian Nova or Joba Chamberlain back. We have no clue why they would want to get Joba, but to each his own.
Liriano would immediately be the Yankees No. 2 starter behind C.C. Sabathia. He rebounded well after some injury issues a couple of years ago, going 14-10 with a 3.62 ERA and 191.2 innings pitched in 2010.