The Cubs are working hard to land Tigers reliever Justin Wilson, FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports. Detroit is likely to trade Wilson by the end of the night, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.
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Detroit is said to like Cubs prospect Jeimer Candelario, who is out of the lineup at Triple-A Iowa tonight. The clubs have also discussed Tigers catcher Alex Avila in talks, so a package deal is possible.
About 10 teams have been linked to the Wilson sweepstakes to this point, though the Cubs, Dodgers, Astros and Nationals, are seen as the favorites. Wilson, along with San Diego’s Brad Hand and Baltimore’s Zach Britton, is viewed as one of the top available relievers on the market.
Youth Allen Bailey Jersey That’s impressive no matter what the details, but it’s now come to light that the Marlins consulted NASA about how to build their park so that this exact thing would not happen during a game. Yes, that NASA. With all the geniuses and scientific accuracy and stuff.
In an anecdote from a recent Sports Illustrated article, SI’s Tom Verducci revealed that while the park was being built the organization studied the air density and temperatures of Miami and plugged those variables into equations from NASA before then writing an algorithm to generate a volumetric approximation of all the possible batted ball flight paths to make sure that nothing white and spherical would even come close to touching that retractable roof of theirs.
Aaron Judge just blew all that math and science to smithereens.