If the Yankees crash and burn again this season, I'd put the Jays in second. But that's as far as they'll go, because I don't think anybody passes Boston with a healthy Schilling and Josh Beckett on their staff. Then again, the balance of power in the AL East hinges on who Boston gets for Manny Ramirez.
But really, AJ Burnett is worth THAT much? They could have paid him AJ Burnett money and chased after one of the lowlier free agents on the market (or even traded for Juan Pierre). I'm just a little stunned at the moment.
The thing I'll most remember about Ventura was post-White Sox fire sale, when Reinsdorf said, "If anyone thinks this team can win the division, they're crazy." Ventura shows up the next day with a shirt that says, "I'M CRAZY.