Tag:Mike Jacobs
Posted on: December 16, 2009 12:04 pm

Orioles reach out to Non-tendered players

Orioles President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail told the Baltimore Sun that his front office has contacted the representatives of several players who were not tendered contracts by their previous clubs at the deadline. 

According to the Sun, those players include INFs Garrett Atkins, Ryan Garko and Mike Jacobs and CL Matt Capps and Mike MacDougal.  None of the players is considered a must-have for the Orioles, but several could fit in with the club's plans, depending on how the market develops.
Posted on: May 22, 2009 1:39 pm

Odds And Ends: Padres, Takatsu, Sano

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Posted on: February 17, 2009 10:33 pm

Royals Avoid Arb With Mike Jacobs

According to the Denver Post's Troy Renck, the Royals have agreed to a one-year, $3.25MM deal with first baseman Mike Jacobs.

Jacobs can make an additional $25K if he lands on the American League All-Star team.  The 28-year-old hit .247/.299/.514 last season with 32 home runs and 93 RBI.  He was acquired this offseason from the Marlins for reliever Leo Nunez.

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Posted on: November 12, 2008 1:02 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2008 6:07 pm

Odds and Ends: Holliday, Takahashi, Lincecum

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Posted on: November 11, 2008 5:41 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2008 7:01 pm

Royals Payroll Could Reach $70 Million

Sports Radio 810 in Kansas City talked to Royals GM Dayton Moore recently.

  • Moore hopes to sign Zack Greinke long-term.  Greinke, however, is comfortable going year to year to maximize his earnings.
  • Moore named three free agent bats he ranked above Mike Jacobs: Mark Teixeira, Manny Ramirez, and Bobby Abreu.  He implied those three are out of the Royals' price range.  Moore feels that Jacobs will continue to improve.
  • Moore says he has flexibility to extend payroll toward $70MM or even higher.  He notes that last year the Royals tried to sign Jose Guillen and Torii Hunter, which would've pushed payroll to that range. 
  • Moore lists his needs as speed, OBP, a starting pitcher, and bullpen help.
  • Mike Aviles could be shifted to second base if the Royals can acquire a "proven everyday shortstop."  Royals Authority says: don't move him!
Posted on: November 10, 2008 12:05 pm
Edited on: November 10, 2008 10:01 pm

Odds and Ends: Burrell, Atkins, Ohmura

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Posted on: November 9, 2008 11:30 am
Edited on: November 9, 2008 12:17 pm

Odds And Ends: Saltalamacchia, White Sox, Ludwick

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Posted on: November 6, 2008 10:56 am
Edited on: November 6, 2008 12:13 pm

Royals May Be Done

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star talked to Royals GM Dayton Moore, who suggested he might not be able to do much more this winter due to payroll limitations.  After arbitration raises, the Royals should be close to their $60MM budget.  So don't look for any big free agent signings unless a player is moved to create payroll room.

Dutton says rumors continue to link the Royals to outmakers Jeff Francoeur and Yuniesky Betancourt.  Dutton asked Moore why he seemingly ignored his OBP plan for Mike Jacobs, and Moore said he can only take advantage of the players who are available. Joe Posnanski comments on the recent rumors.

Elsewhere, Ken Rosenthal and Keith Law are saying the Royals hope to sign Greinke to a long-term deal.  If that fails, the 25 year-old hurler could be available.

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