If the Yankees are looking to fill in a gaping hole in their starting rotation after Chien-Ming Wang’s season ending foot injury yesterday, they need look no further than the Aruban Asshole Assassin, who was rendered surplus to requirements in Arlington earlier today.

Blue Jays starter A.J. Burnett has made the not-particularly-provocative claim that Chicago is more of a baseball hotbed than Toronto. Sadly, for Burnett, he made this observation while all but pleading with the Cubs to come get him.

Sporting the worst record in the majors, Seattle has fired G.M. Bill Bavasi. I’ve not read one shortlist yet regarding candidates for the Mariners’ vacancy, but I’ll take a wild guess that Dan Duquette’s name hasn’t come up once.