Wednesday, February 14, 2007

But, But, But.... GIL MECHE!!!

The punching bag contract of the offseason, and the refrain most Kastenites use when defending the team from spending any money ever is the sad tale of the Royals and Gil Meche.

Joe Posnaski, who's the best sportswriter in the business with his combination of amazing writing skill and damn good analysis, gives the Royals side of the contract, and tries to explain how a franchise could decide that paying Gil Meche $55 million over 5 years makes sense. It's still a silly contract, but this is at least a reasonable argument for it.