The perception that the Yankees don't have enough October-worthy pitching is likely to linger all the way to the start of October. Let's face it, Yankee fans won't feel comfortable about the starting rotation until GM Brian Cashman finally lands King Felix.

And, on the surface at least, that seems to be more of a pipe dream than ever after Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game against the Rays in Seattle on Wednesday.

The wait for the Mariners to give in and trade King Felix, in fact, is such an ongoing topic in baseball that GM Jack Zduriencik couldn't resist joking about it after his ace threw his perfecto.