Meche Declines Jays 4-year, $40 Million Offer

In the biggest shock of the winter meetings, free agent pitcher Gil Meche is nearing an agreement with the Royals, according to baseball sources.
December 7, 2006

Jays Make Final Attempt for Meche

J.P. Ricciardi scheduled his final meeting Wednesday evening and it was an emergency meeting with Greg Landry and Casey Close the representatives for Gil Meche. InsideTheDome reported Tuesday afternoon, that even though the Jays had the highest offer on the table, Meche had his heart set on going to the Cubs. Ricciardi met with Camp Meche to see if he could persuade Meche to come to Toronto.
December 6, 2006

Meche Leaning Away from Jays Nothing Official

Hours after being told that Ted Lilly will not sign with Toronto, the Blue Jays front office was getting the feeling that Gil Meche would also stiff the club since they have not heard from the right-hander. Toronto is going to make one final attempt tonight to convince Meche to sign with them.
December 6, 2006

Lilly Informs Jays He Will Move On

The agent for Ted Lilly informed the Blue Jays this afternoon that his client will not sign with Toronto.
December 6, 2006

Day 2 Wrap- Meche Likely to Decide Wednesday

Multiple baseball officials were under the impression that free agent right-hander Gil Meche will be making his decision on Wednesday after sleeping on all his offers. InsideTheDome first reported Tuesday afternoon that the Blue Jays, Cubs, and Royals were the finalists to acquire Meche.
December 5, 2006

Day 2: Jays Favorites for Lilly & Meche

J.P. Ricciardi matched the Cubs offer very early this morning for Ted Lilly, and before that had made the highest offer on the table for Gil Meche. The Cubs and Lilly have the first meeting of the day today, but going into that meeting, they are not the leaders for Lilly anymore. More on both of these developing stories…
December 5, 2006

Day 1 Wrap-up: Jays Moving Closer to Meche

Day 1 in Florida was a shorter one than expected as General Managers and agents were calling it a night around midnight. The Blue Jays spoke in preliminary terms to a few players, including representatives for Ted Lilly, Gil Meche, and also to a couple teams regarding Vernon Wells. From the pitching standpoint the Jays were closing in to a deal with Gil Meche. ITD has the inside story from Day 1.
December 4, 2006

Jays to Make Offer to Lilly, Meche on Monday

Multiple baseball officials told InsideTheDome late Friday night that they believe Blue Jays General Manager J.P. Ricciardi will make his first formal offers to representatives of Ted Lilly and Gil Meche Monday evening.
December 1, 2006