Willis has pledged $100 for every strikeout he compiles to Derrek Lee's Project 3000 campaign. The goal for Project 3000 is to find a cure for Lebers Congenital Amaurosis, a disease that cost Lee's daughter, Jade, vision in one eye.
Willis is pledging an additional $100 per strikeout to ''Strikeouts for Troops,'' which benefits injured U.S. soldiers.
While most, and understandably so, think if the Marlins are only able to secure one of the young players it should be Cabrera. And that makes perfect sense when looking from a baseball prospective. But if one were to factor in ambassadorship to the community, the call becomes less obvious.
Not that it would ever come into play.