Winter Meetings Souvenir
Nothing’s more exciting than making a big splash in the free agent pool on the last day of baseball’s Winter Meetings. That’s what happened with the Royals today as we landed an ace starter with the signing of free-agent right-hander Gil Meche.
The early-morning deal is being labeled the “stunner” of the week-long Winter Meetings, especially since we reportedly found ourselves battling two other teams – the Chicago Cubs and the Toronto Blue Jays – for Meche.
The five-year deal to the 28-year-old Meche caps an active week for us down in Florida. Earlier in the Meetings, we dealt reliever Ambiorix Burgos to the New York Mets for right-handed starter Brian Bannister and, during Thursday’s Rule 5 draft, we released Runelvys Hernandez before selecting right-hander Joakim Soria.
Any thoughts on the Royals’ aggressiveness at this year’s Winter Meetings?