Mike Jacobs, Yusmeiro Petit and Grant Psomas for Carlos Delgado
|Date: November 24, 2005|
|Team: Florida Marlins|
|Sent: Mike Jacobs, Yusmeiro Petit, Grant Psomas|
|Received: Carlos Delgado|
Looking to improve their offensive production, the Mets made a trade with the cost-cutting Florida Marlins in 2005. The team acquired slugging first baseman Carlos Delgado, whose contract the Marlins were trying to unload. First baseman Mike Jacobs, pitcher Yusmeiro Petit and third baseman Grant Psomas went to the Fish in exchange for Delgado.
Delgado had twelve productive seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays before joining the Marlins. In 2005, Carlos batted .301 with 33 homers and 115 runs batted in during his only season with the Florida team. Jacobs was a highly-talented player who began his major league career by hitting .310 in 30 games with the Mets in '05. Petit advanced from AA to AAA during the '05 season. Psomas was an A-level player.
From 2006 to 2009, Delgado played in 468 games for the Mets. He had a .267 batting average while hitting 104 homers and driving in 339 runs with the team. Carlos had 287 total bases in the Mets' division-winning season of '06. He also went 13-for-37 (.351) in the '06 post-season.
Jacobs hit .258 with 69 homers and 224 RBIs in three seasons with the Marlins. Petit had a 9.57 earned run average in 15 games for the Fish in '06. Yusmeiro was dealt to the Diamondbacks the following year. Psomas never played in the major leagues.