Jacobs, recently acquired from the Marlins for reliever Leo Nunez, bopped 32 homers for the fish last year despite hitting just .247. He will likely split first base duties with Billy Butler in '09. The deal came to fruition with many thanks to the recent signings of arbitration eligible boppers Ryan Ludwick, Andre Ethier and Nate McClouth. Both Jacobs and the Royals were waiting to hammer out a deal until seeing what kind of money was awarded to each of those players.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
If Dayton Moore has his way, no player will ever have to duke it out with the club in nasty arbitration hearings. With that being said the Royals and Mike Jacobs, the club's last remaining arbitration eligible player for '09, came to terms on a 1 year, $3.275 million deal on the eve of their scheduled hearing.
Posted by Levi "Tug" Payton at Tuesday, February 17, 2009