The San Francisco Chronicle(hat tip to WasWatching.com) is reporting that "according to one source" the Yankees have interest in Oakland A's right-hander Rich Harden. They go on to say that even though Harden has been injured in each of the last three seasons there will be no discount. Apparently the asking price is "Ian Kennedy, for starters, and perhaps pitchers Alan Horne and Jeff Marquez as well."
If that's the case then Billy Beane is out of his mind.
I wouldn't trade Kennedy straight up for the injury-prone Harden. Maybe a pitcher like Horne or Marquez, and some lower level prospect, that might be worth the risk of trading for a guy that has a very good chance of ending up on the DL.
I'd rather see the Yankees go into the season with what they have now, especially when their only options will end up on the DL, and cost an arm and a leg. I also think this starting staff, as is, could turn out to be very good.