Written By: Kenny Mauss

Mike Jacobs came into the Major Leagues with the Mets as a rookie in 2005. In 30 games with the big club at the end of the 2005 season, Jacobs hit 11 home runs and 23 runs batted in 100 at bats. Following the season, he was traded to Florida in the deal that brought Carlos Delgado to Queens. In the years since Jacobs left New York, he played 3 seasons with the Marlins, his best season being 2008 where batted .247, hitting 32 HRs along with 27 doubles and 93 RBIs. Following a poor season in the baseball purgatory of Kansas City, he was placed on waivers.

Jacobs was signed to a 1 year minor league contract and would earn $900,000 if he makes the 40 man roster. The deal could be worth $2.05 million if he is able to reach certain incentives. Jacobs will provide some competition for Murphy at 1st, as it appears the days of Carlos Delgado playing for the Mets are all but over. Look for Jacobs to have spot duty at 1st this season, while providing power off the bench.