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MLB Trade Rumors: Fransisco Liriano Headed To The Yankees?

This definitely isn't a report, and it may not even qualify as a rumor, but there is at least one person who could see the Twins trading ace Francisco Liriano to the Yankees at some point in the next two weeks.

That's Jim Bowden, a former baseball executive who now works for XM radio and fox. He isn't really quoting any sources, it is just his speculation. But he does have more insider access than either you or I, so he may still be worth listening to.

Could the Twins move Francisco Liriano, for what appears to just be the sake of moving him? The two prospects he says could be coming back to the Twins don't sound like the kinds of prospects that would entice the Twins to move someone who has shown such great ability, and to another team in the A.L. no less.

But it is still worth thinking about. The Twins have never been shy about trading a top of the rotation pitcher if they felt like the package they get in return could truly make them better. It's something that is an intriguing possibility for both clubs, and certainly something that we'll be keeping an eye on.

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