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Friday, May 25, 2007

Gil Gil Gil Gil Gil    

Via Deadspin comes a link to Royals Authority's Gil Gauge, a measure of whether Gil Meche is earning his paycheck.  It comes as a stat-based response to the Kansas City Star's empirical Meche Meter.  A score of 55 on either scale means that #55's $55 million contract can be judged a success.  Clever stuff.  NO WORD ON! WHAT PECOTA! HAS TO SAY ABOUT! THIS

I've defended the signing, regardless of his performance, elsewhere.  But after two months of the Meche Era, I don't think it's a stretch to say the Royals have already gotten more for their $55 million than the Yankees got from Carl Pavano for $40 million.

Then again, Jason Marquis is 5-1 with a 2.60 ERA.  And we know that's not gonna last.  Gil seems destined to slide back a little.  But for now, the gamble looks a lot safer with every quality start he makes.

2 Comments:

  • Wow.

    This really isn't my month.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 12:28 AM  

  • Yep, he's still the same old guy. The fake back injury is classic Meche. Have fun KC!

    By Blogger Jesse, at 1:10 PM  

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