Mike Jacobs Accepts Minor League Assignment
Usually that is the end for a veteran player like Jacobs and Jake had previously said that he would not accept a minor league assignment, especially if it meant riding the bench in Buffalo. To be clear though, Jacobs initially thought that a demotion to the minors would come after Daniel Murphy returned as the Mets had previously stated they weren’t going to promote Davis this early.
Now, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork, Jacobs has changed his tune and will stay within the Mets organization reporting to Triple-A Buffalo.
Jacobs was hitting .208 when he was DFA’d. It is somewhat interesting that the Mets decided to demote him instead of just putting him on the bench and DFA’ing the struggling Gary Matthews Jr. or Frank Catalanotto. Matthews might have been spared because he’s an outfielder, but Catalanotto certainly could have gone before Jacobs.
My only thought is that the Mets didn’t want another first baseman on the roster putting pressure on Davis. One thing is for sure, they could have used his bat, or the 2008 version of his bat, off their bench because right now the Mets are getting almost nothing from their pinch hitters.
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