Re: Mike Jacobs was release
- From: Stewart <gortamus@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:42:16 -0800
On 12/13/2009 7:10 AM, jonathan wrote:
On Dec 12, 9:53 pm, Ruben<ru...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:If the Mets need some thunder off the bech and a platoon for Murph (not to
mention a 3 back up catcher), the Royals released Jacobs.
Your obsession for Jacobs aside . . .
1. Jacobs has never caught an inning at the major league level,
primarily because he was SO BAD in the minors that nobody would even
attempt him there, even in an emergency situation.
2. I don't know if you've noticed this, but Jacobs can't hit. His
career OBP against RHP is .325. Let's not even talk about LHP. How
many players can the Mets possibly cram into this lineup who can't get
on base? They already have Francoeur, the Molina/Santos/Blanco/Coste
out machine, whatever happens in LF (my money's on Angel Pagan), and
now 1B. You're going to end up with 5 lineups spots (including the
pitcher) that can't get on base at all. Assuming Reyes/Beltran/Wright/
Castillo play all 162 games next year, the Mets may score 600 runs.
The saddest part is Castillo is actually good news in this lineup at
3. Jacobs makes Delgado look like a defensive whiz. He certainly
makes Murphy look like a defensive whiz. For someone who pines for
the days of Keith Hernandez, you couldn't find a more opposite player
then Jacobs both offensively and defensively. Maybe you're pining for
Dave Kingman instead and haven't realized it?
4. Jacobs and Murphy both hit LH. How does that work in a platoon?
They can make outs and not move up runners due to lack of contact on different days.
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