Lieber to the Yankees for RP Kyle Farnsworth
Everybody admires the Yankees’ newfound willingness to go with unproven kids at the back of their rotation, but nobody really believes that Joe Torre will start the season with some combination of Kei Igawa, Jeff Karstens, and Philip Hughes in the back of his rotation. (No, I don’t see Carl Pavano having a role here; he’ll likely strain his glaven in the second week of March, and spend the next six months rehabbing.) Lieber has pitched well for Torre in the past, and with Scott Proctor and newly acquired Luis Vizcaino on hand, Farnsworth is expendable for the Yanks.
Could this suggested trade happen? Considering the issues with the back end of the Yankees rotation, and the depth now in the Yanks pen, it at least makes sense to consider it.