The Blue Jays let go of Wang

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For the second time in less than two months the Blue Jays have designated Chien-Ming Wang for assignment. Unlike last time, however, when no one wanted Wang and he accepted a Triple-A assignment, this looks like the end of the road.

Wang gave up four earned runs (five total) in three innings on Saturday. It was his first start since the last one before his last DFA back in early July in which he gave up six runs in an inning and two thirds.

It’s hard to see how anyone would be willing to take a chance on Wang at this point. While he had a couple of good years back in the day he has not been remotely useful in over five years.

Mets are exchanging names with teams for a Jeurys Familia trade

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Andy Martino of SNY TV reports that the Mets “have gotten to the point of exchanging names with teams” in trade talks for closer Jeurys Familia. He says that nothing is imminent, but that we should expect a Familia trade “well before the deadline.”

Familia has 17 saves in 29 appearances, a 2.88 ERA and a 43/14 K/BB ratio over 40.2 innings this season.