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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with right-hander Gil Meche on a five-year deal worth $55 million on Thursday as baseball's winter meetings neared a conclusion.

Meche has a 55-44 career record with a 4.65 ERA in 147 games, all of them with the Seattle Mariners.
 
"We were proud to be a part of the process and delighted that Gil Meche made the decision to join the Royals," general manager Dayton Moore said. "He is an impact pitching talent who fits in with our plan for long term success. At 28, he is entering the prime of his career."

Meche was 11-8 with a 4.48 ERA and career highs of 186 2-3 innings and 156 strikeouts in 32 starts for Seattle in 2006.

Meche, who must pass a physical for the deal to be completed, will receive a $2 million signing bonus along with a $7 million salary in 2007, $11 million in each of the next two years and $12 million each in 2010 and '11.

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AP: Royals agree to $55 million contract with Meche
« Reply #1: December 07, 2006, 02:37:15 PM »
Hell, even the ROYALS sign a free agent!  :shock:

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« Reply #2: December 07, 2006, 02:37:55 PM »
And a free agent agrees to go to KANSAS CITY!!!  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

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« Reply #3: December 07, 2006, 04:06:34 PM »
11 millin for a guy with a 4.48 ERA, lmao, KC really forked out the dough for his guy.

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« Reply #4: December 07, 2006, 04:08:19 PM »
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11 millin for a guy with a 4.48 ERA, lmao, KC really forked out the dough for his guy.


My thoughts as well, wtf?

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« Reply #5: December 07, 2006, 04:40:35 PM »
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Hell, even the ROYALS sign a free agent!  :shock:


is Gil Meche really worth 11 mill a year?

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« Reply #6: December 07, 2006, 04:40:48 PM »
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Quote from: "Nats19"
11 millin for a guy with a 4.48 ERA, lmao, KC really forked out the dough for his guy.


My thoughts as well, wtf? (Image removed from quote.)


Yeah, I know.  I'm scratching my head on this one as well........ :lol:

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« Reply #7: December 08, 2006, 09:04:25 AM »
This is insanity.  Ted Lilly gets $40 million too?  Gads, I'm in the wrong business.  Where else is mediocrity so well rewarded??

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« Reply #8: December 08, 2006, 10:55:35 AM »
I agree.

How the hell can a relative nobody like Gil Meche possibly be described as an "impact pitching talent"?

When and where exactly did he make his "impact", because I must have somehow missed it.

His ERA is usually nearer to 5.00 than it is to 4.00.

I'd love to know how the worst team in baseball spending over $50 million on such a mediocre talent is likely to get them out of the basement.

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AP: Royals agree to $55 million contract with Meche
« Reply #9: December 08, 2006, 02:38:32 PM »
Quote from: "AuRevoirExpos"
How the hell can a relative nobody like Gil Meche possibly be described as an "impact pitching talent"?
Well he certainly made an impact by Royals standards - impact on their payroll.   :lol: