Thursday, December 07, 2006

Intresting tibit in Mlbtraderumors.com...

Cubs Still Pursuing Gil Meche
Jim Hendry said all along he wanted to acquire two, or even three starters this winter. True to his word, the Cubs are still pursuing Gil Meche after inking Ted Lilly. (By the way, Hendry is said to be fine and should be out of the hospital Thursday morning).
Keep in mind that
Alfonso Soriano's contract is backloaded. Sori makes only $9MM in 2007, meaning the Cubs still have money to burn for Meche (note: I am unsure how Sori's $8MM signing bonus is paid out). Hendry would probably have no problem tossing another $5MM to Cliff Floyd for old times' sake, too. Hell, maybe the Cubs even go out and sign a third free agent starter to really cover themselves. It's not like Lilly and Meche are horses.
Additionally,
CubDumb spoke to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune today. Seems that the Cubs were going to get Lilly, no matter what it took.

UPDATE: MECHE DECIDES TO SIGN WITH ROYALS.. ACCORDING TO FOXSPORTS.COM

THE ROYALS??? WHAT??? THAT MAKES NO SINCE UNLESS WE STOPPED GOING AFTER HIM BECAUSE OF THE SIGNING OF LILLY


2 comments:

chip416 said...

i'm baffled about the Meche deal as well. i'm concerned lilly will be the only pitcher picked up. i bet the next trade we do will bite us in the rear...

DAve said...

Meche was offered a 5th year by the Royals which sealed the deal. He obviously was going for the money. Hendry's condition may have hampered his ability to get a deal done also.

Either way 55mil with 9mil the first year is way too much for a 4th starter.