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.
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.
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
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 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