We know that Joe Girardi and Jon Lieber are friends.
Lieber is a Free Agent this off-season.
I would not be shocked to see Lieber sign a one-year deal, with a team option for a second year, with the Yankees now (that Girardi is running the team).
Yes, Lieber will be 38-years old next year. But, since he’s come back from Tommy John Surgery, over the last four years, he’s been (about) a league-average performer on the mound.
At the worst, he could be insurance for Joba Chamberlain and Mike Mussina in the rotation (as one is a rookie and the other is an older player) – and he could be used as a long-man in the pen (which is something that Girardi has said that he likes to see on a team).
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying this is a “must” move for the Yankees…it’s far from that. I’m just saying that it would not shock me to see it happen.