Jays Looking to Florida For a Bat

MLB.com is reporting that the Blue Jays are amongst potential suitors for 1b Mike Jacobs:

“In his third full season with the Marlins, Jacobs will turn 28 on Thursday. In 2008, Jacobs belted a career-high 32 home runs, while driving in 93 runs. Eligible for salary arbitration for the first time, Jacobs projects to make roughly $3.5 million in 2009. In his 421 career games, Jacobs has 80 home runs. He has been bothered by some nagging injuries since joining the Marlins, including a sprained ankle and broken bone in his right hand. Jacobs played a career-high 141 games for Florida this past season, batting .247”

The price is apparently bullpen help by the way.

I plead guilty, I don’t know the first thing about this guy….Eye???

You can read MLB.com here

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3 responses to “Jays Looking to Florida For a Bat

  1. Hey buddy, love the shoutout!

    Jacobs is a your run of the mill power hitter – a .250-to-.265 average, and the power to hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 runs. He reminds me a bit of Troy Glaus, but Glaus is a much more patient hitter and draws more walks.

    Jacobs struck out 119 times while walking only 39 times. His .299 on-base percentage last year is pretty weak. Perhaps being in a Jays lineup surrounded by better hitters could help that number improve, but there’s no way, as a Jays fan, I wouldn’t be happy if we added a guy with 30 HR/100 RsBI ability. Our corner positions (Overbay and Rolen) did not get the job done last year, plain and simple.

    Jacobs OPS’d .812 last season. As an everyday player, that would have put him second on the club. That says it all right there.

    Cheers.

  2. torontosportsmedia

    and what “pres tell” would you be willing to part with to get him?

  3. If it’s bullpen help they want, we can offer guys like Wolfe or Tallet. Although I’d be hesitant to part with Wolfe, because we don’t know the situation with A.J. and the rest of the rotation.

    I’m loathe to trade right now. I’d rather see what’s out there on the free agent market first. But, then you run the risk of losing leverage in the trade. If we strike out on the open market, Florida will have the upper hand in trade talks because they’ll know we’re desperate.

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