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In leagues full of deadbeat owners, maybe Liriano is still a free agent

Andy Behrens
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No, Francisco Liriano is not available in very many competitive leagues, not after his month of total dominance at Triple-A. He's 10-2 with a 3.28 ERA at Rochester, and he has 51 Ks in his last 41 innings.

Liriano is as ready as he's ever going to get, and it sounds like he'll finally get the call.

This from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

There are strong indications that Francisco Liriano could finally be on his way from Class AAA Rochester to replace Livan Hernandez in the rotation ... Liriano was scheduled to start tonight for Rochester, but it's said to be likely he won't make that start.

Ron Gardenhire has also indicated that the 24-year-old left-hander will not head to the bullpen when he arrives.

So rejoice, Liriano owners. The long, terrible reign of Livan Hernandez appears to be at an end. Finally. Until the Yankees sign him.

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Programming note: The blog editor now heads to Wrigley for today's Karstens-Marquis match-up. (Anyone crazy enough to stream Jeff Karstens? Anyone? No?) Mr. Pianowski will take your calls.

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