There is a possibility that all of these reports are just posturing on the parts of all these reporters, but where there is smoke, there usually is fire. And Francisco Liriano to the Yankees is starting to gather a lot more smoke. Frank Russo at Mike Silva's Baseball Digest is the latest to weigh in.
In speaking to my Tampa source, there are rumblings the Yankees are working towards a deal with Minnesota before the end of spring training. It would be either Nova, or Chamberlain, not both, and another player off the MLB roster. There is talk that Minnesota might ask for one of the Yankees outfielders. The Yankees would prefer to part ways with someone like Eduardo Nunez, Brandon Laird and/or include a player like a Adam Warren or David Phelps in a package. They do not, I repeat, do not want to include any of the Killer B’s if they don’t have to.
Russo reports that the trade has a two week timeline because the Yankees are still weary about Liriano's health. They will likely need to check out all of his medical records and conduct a very serious physical before they try to attempt to make a trade. I don't know if the trade is gong to go down or not, but we're starting to see a whole lot more smoke.