Jose Altuve measures things in Altuves

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Some time in the past year or so Mike Ferrin and Morgan Ensberg of XM MLB radio created a new unit of measurement: the Altuve. The measurement was formalized courtesy of the handy website, “How Many Altuves.”

Now the Altuve has been coopted by the actual Jose Altuve, as he and Houston Astros teammates were recently at the MLB Fan Cave measuring things in Altuves:

I predict that by 2020, Altuve-based measuring will surpass usage of the metric system in this country. Meaning that as many as a dozen non-scientists will be using it.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.

The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.