10/28 edit - So it appears Rosa was the Marlins target. I'm not sure what Moore was thinking but I hope this deal isn't revisited.
-----------The Royals were reportedly close to obtaining Mike Jacobs but the deal fell apart according to Barry Jackson.
|The Marlins, who had a $22 million payroll in 2008, wanted to deal Jacobs to Kansas City, but the deal died last week because of a medical issue involving the minor-league pitcher that Florida would have received.|
I don't know who the minor league pitcher was but I hope it wasn't Carlos Rosa. Jacobs is a decent hitter (career 110 OPS+) but we already have someone who hits some home runs, strikes out a lot, and refuses to walk - we really don't need another. His OBP has gone down every year since his rookie season with last season falling below .300 and new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer plans on stressing plate discipline which is not a Jacobs strength. This deal would not have made any sense.
I just don't see how Jacobs fits or where he would be an upgrade over Ryan Shealy.