The trade for Brandon McCarthy was the start of it the other day. The Yankees know they need to upgrade. While I didn't want to see Vidal Nuno go, I knew it was important to upgrade with a seasoned starter and I was semi-excited about McCarthy, but I was torn about Nuno leaving. I think, down the road it could prove to be a smart pickup by Cashman.Now the Yankees have acquired lefty starter Jeff Francis. The Daily News has it:"The Yankees made a minor move Friday afternoon to add pitching depth, but presumably have more of this kind of work to do in the wake of Thursday’s news that Masahiro Tanaka has a partially-torn elbow ligament. The Yanks acquired lefty Jeff Francis from Oakland, both teams announced. The Yankees said they got the 33-year-old Francis and cash in exchange for a...

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