Mike Jacobs Released by Royals

mike-jacobs-sheaJust before the Rule 5 draft, the Kansas City Royals released former Met Mike Jacobs.

Jacobs was a disappointment in KC after being acquired for middle reliever Leo Nunez. He hit only .228 with a .297 OBP, slugging 19 HR and 16 doubles in 434 ABs.

Doubtful the Mets will even blink at this, though if he’s willing to put the catcher’s gear on again he’d multiply his value tenfold.

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  1. Harry Chiti December 10, 2009 at 11:32 am
    Did you ever see him catch? Saw him in Binghamton. There was a good reason he took off the equipment. But as a back-upcatcher/bench guy/back up first baseman with some power he’d be good for someone’s bench.
  2. joejanish December 10, 2009 at 11:33 am
    I did see Jacobs catch. From what I saw he was better than Thole — whatever that’s worth.
  3. Timo December 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    I guess the Royals only know how to $crew the Mets with their trades. AKA Brian Bannister
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