After being away from the Mets since 2005, Mike Jacobs returns. The Met have signed him to a Minor League contract.
Last season, Jacobs played for Kansas City. In 128 games, he had the lowest batting average of his Major League career, .228, which could be why the Royals released him. Though he had 19 homers, he also had his lowest slugging average, .401. And he struggled against lefties. Against them he hit only .192 and one home run.
One possible explanation for his low batting average might be because he struck out 132 times, the most in his career. Was he trying too hard to hit more home runs?
Jacobs is only 29. I liked him when he was with the Mets and think that if he can fix his swing, he might solve the Mets first base problem. I'd rather have him playing the position than Daniel Murphy. Maybe returning to the National League will rejuvenate Jacobs' career.