Royals put their money on Meche

Signing a five-year, $55 million contract in the offseason has put the proverbial bull's-eye on the chest of Gil Meche.

Originally Published: February 24, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Gil Meche's house in his native Lafayette, La., lies directly between the paths of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, so he was able to avoid the storm-related devastation that shattered the lives of so many Pelican State residents. Meteorologically speaking, he is a blessed individual.

If there were any further doubts about Meche's good fortune, they were dispelled in December when the Kansas City Royals rewarded him for six seasons of major league mediocrity with a five-year, ...

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