New York Yankees Pursue Francisco Liriano: Examining MLB Trade Rumors

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New York Yankees Pursue Francisco Liriano: Examining MLB Trade Rumors
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With preparations for the 2011 baseball season in full force, Brian Cashman has yet to check off one thing on his list, a dominant starting rotation.

It seems as if the Yankees have been receiving bad news after the other this off-season. With Cliff Lee deciding to turn down the Yankees generous offer to sign with the Phillies and Andy Pettitte choosing to hang up his pinstriped uniform and retire to his Texas ranch, the Yankees are not in the best shape for this up coming season.

With their top-notch bullpen possibly becoming useless due to an ailing starting rotation, the Yankees are desperate. Thankfully for the bombers, the Minnesota Twins are considering trading one of their prominent starting pitchers, Francisco Liriano.

It seems that this starting lefty is just what the Yankees need to improve their rotation, but at what cost? Is Liriano really worth trading one of our players for?  

Here are both sides of the argument, five reasons as to why the Yankees should pursue Liriano and five reasons why the Yankees should look away and go after another prospect. 

The decision is theirs, lets just hope they make the right one. 

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