Thats a player you can admire.
Jacobs work hard. He was a catcher, but has been forced by injury to become a 1b. The Marlins had a great infield coach in Perry Hill (gold gloves for Derek Lee, Luis Castillo, and Mike Lowell - and Alex Gonzalez wasn't a bad SS). But Hill's wife is seriously ill, and he left the team during ST of 2007. This offseason, Jacobs went out and worked with some other IF coach on his 1b footwork since the new IF coach, Fox, is a nice guy but lousy coach (you may have noticed that the Marlins defense sucks). He works out almost every day during the offseason, and then shows up in camp about 6 weeks early.