- "We wouldn't bring him up here if we weren't serious about signing him," Ricciardi said of Meche, who was 11-8 (4.48) with the Seattle Mariners this past season and is part of a group of pitchers whose already-weighty value jumped tremendously when the Philadelphia Phillies signed Adam Eaton to a three-year, $24-million (U.S.) contract.
One year to the day that the Blue Jays signed BJ Ryan to be their closer, pitching - the commodity that everyone familiar with the team knows is its most pressing commodity - has moved into the forefront of the team's off-season plans.
Meche was shown on the videoboard during the game along with the words 'Future Blue Jay.' from Globe and Mail by Jeff Blair
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