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Royals Sign Gil Meche

Steve Phillips reports for ESPN that the deal is done, and it is for five years.  I can see how that fifth year would seal the deal for Meche quickly.  RotoWorld says it's for $55MM with $9MM paid out in '07.

The move may be shocking to some, but KC had roughly $15MM to burn this winter.

Meche turned 28 this year.  He posted a career best 7.5 per nine strikeout rate.  The team now has some starting pitching depth (2007 salaries estimated):

SP - Gil Meche - $9MM
SP - Odalis Perez - $1.7MM
SP - Brian Bannister - $0.38MM
SP - Luke Hudson - $0.38MM
SP - Jorge de la Rosa - $0.38MM
SP - Zack Greinke - $0.38MM

Note: Runelvys Hernandez was released this morning.  Thanks to Royals Authority for the tip.



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