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 (@JimBowdenESPNxm) February 28, 2011
Nightengale, of the USA Today, apparently told Jim Bowden of Fox XM radio that he could see Francisco Liriano being dealt to the Yankees for Joba Chamberlain, or Ivan Nova. Pardon me while I guffaw. I'm not saying that Liriano can't be traded, or that denials by public officials should be taken as gospel, but in Liriano you're looking at one of the most valuable starting pitchers in baseball. Ace talent under team control for two more seasons? The starting point had better be something better than Chamberlain or Nova...or Chamberlain AND Nova.