>This chart speaks for itself:
That Mike Jacobs’ defense at first base, averaged to 1200 defensive innings. Remember, the red diamond is what an average first baseman looks like – and an average first baseman is not a very good defensive player. An average first baseman is considered “average” only because he’s being compared to plodding mass like Adam Dunn. Mike Jacobs is a designated hitter – not even a very good one – and the Mets are an NL team. This is in no way a fit.
For comparison, here is Carlos Delgado over the same span of time:
Carlos Delgado, who brings no rave reviews about his fielding abilities, is actually a just-below-average first baseman, no matter how slow he looked out there. Mike Jacobs is an even lesser defender than Carlos Delgado. Jacobs and Luis Castillo on the right side of the infield would be a nightmare for Mike Pelfrey and the Mets. Jacobs should be nowhere near Citi Field in 2010.