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In Defense of the Mike Jacobs deal

Sure, his OBP is not impressive overall. But let's look at the splits.

At home

2008: .238/.273/.484, 14 HR in 267 PA
2007: .256/.308/.462, 10 HR in 253 PA
2006: .247/.299/.498, 12 HR in 244 PA

On the road

2008: .258/.325/.547, 18 HR in 252 PA
2007: .276/.329/.453, 7 HR in 207 PA
2006: .276/.348/.451, 8 HR in 276 PA

Mike Jacobs has played for three years in a sinkhole for offense. Dolphins Stadium sucks for Baseball and nobody ever goes there to watch games. Putting the Marlins games in a cemetary would be more encouraging to the players.

Kauffman Stadium is a stadium where one is able to actually fare well with hitting the ball. Plus, I think that the renovations will help since the wind won't blow in as easily due to the new structures behind the fences.

Anyways, it's not like we gave up a great outfielder for a lousy shortstop. Leo Nunez is expandable like a lot of relief pitchers are.

If Mike Jacobs puts up 30 homers, a BA over .270, and even around 40 walks.. then we are clearly better. Especially if Jacobs leads to Dayton giving up on Ross Gload. How does that sound?

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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