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Gil Meche Is Showing Experts What a Bargain He Has Become

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Admit it. You were shocked. I mean, how could you not be?

When the Kansas City Royals signed starting pitcher Gil Meche to a five-year deal worth $55 million dollars for the upcoming 2007 season, jaws around the entire sport dropped.

"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 at the time of the signing. "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."

Like nearly everyone else, I laughed when I read this.

Meche was an average pitcher, who posted a very average 4.48 ERA and 1.43 WHIP during his contract season. Throw ...

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