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DirtySox
01-18-2011, 11:50 AM
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jonmorosi (http://twitter.com/#%21/jonmorosi) Jon Morosi
Surprise news: Gil Meche announces his retirement from #MLB (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23MLB). #Royals (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Royals) #Mariners (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Mariners)
4 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/jonmorosi/status/27421419818188800)
Worth noting that he was still under contract for 12 million this year with KC.

SephClone89
01-18-2011, 11:58 AM
A hole in the Royals rotation?

Damn, they really should have kept BA!

doublem23
01-18-2011, 01:17 PM
1 game above .500 for his career, ERA+ of 99 over 10 years.

Most average pitcher ever.

JermaineDye05
01-18-2011, 01:29 PM
Gil Meche is a perfect example of how certain teams that don't reside on the East Coast can't afford to overpay for marginal players.

TheVulture
01-18-2011, 06:16 PM
1 game above .500 for his career, ERA+ of 99 over 10 years.

Most average pitcher ever.

Except an average pitcher would not be able to pull off a a league average ERA over 10 years, since it is the best pitchers who pitch the most innings, pulling the league average under that which an average league pitcher would be able to maintain over an equal amount of innings.

MisterB
01-18-2011, 07:45 PM
Except an average pitcher would not be able to pull off a a league average ERA over 10 years, since it is the best pitchers who pitch the most innings, pulling the league average under that which an average league pitcher would be able to maintain over an equal amount of innings.

Huh? :?:

Marqhead
01-18-2011, 07:56 PM
1 game above .500 for his career, ERA+ of 99 over 10 years.

Most average pitcher ever.

You read too much Deadspin. :D:

Except an average pitcher would not be able to pull off a a league average ERA over 10 years, since it is the best pitchers who pitch the most innings, pulling the league average under that which an average league pitcher would be able to maintain over an equal amount of innings.

I see what you're saying, but there are a lot more factors than that. There are some really crummy pitchers that get a long leash because of the teams they play with.

kaufsox
01-18-2011, 08:35 PM
Got to say, I'm most impressed by him leaving all of that money on the table. Can't say I'd be that noble regardless of how much I already got. Granted, I fantasize sleeping on a bed made of money.

ewokpelts
01-19-2011, 09:33 AM
wasnt playing for kc the last three years basically retirement?

SephClone89
01-19-2011, 09:45 AM
And the Epic of Gil(ga)Meche has ended.

FielderJones
01-19-2011, 09:47 AM
And the Epic of Gil(ga)Meche has ended.

:thumbsup:

Kudos on the classic Mesopotamian road story reference!

mantis1212
01-19-2011, 11:28 AM
Its also worth noting he's voluntarily leaving $12MM on the table when he could just as easily ride it out and collect the money. apparently he feels guilty for taking their money- I can't say I'd do the same.

NLaloosh
01-19-2011, 11:31 AM
Royals payroll will be $ 40 mil. this year. I know they will be bad.

But, GM says that money will be poured into drafting and international signing. Add that to the best and deepest farm system in baseball and they will be a force for a long time - probably take 3-4 years.

I do love that kind of plan and would love to see the Sox do it. Especially, because when all of these young talents get expensive the Sox coould aford to keep them.

I know that I'm in the minority but I would love a team filled with Beckhams and Danks and many more in the minors. Add just a couple of vets each year. Oh well, I guess that will have to wait until at least after Kenny leaves.

Marqhead
01-27-2011, 12:28 PM
http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2011/01/meche_expands_on_decision_to_forsake_gulp_12_milli on.php

Feels he doesn't deserve the money among other issues.

Gavin
01-28-2011, 04:17 PM
Go get him, Kenny!