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Yankees reportedly trying to "unload" Chan Ho Park

Jul 27, 2010, 10:14 AM EDT

Things haven’t gone very well for Chan Ho Park this season.
First he turned down a one-year, $3.25 million offer to re-sign with the Phillies only to end up with a one-year, $1.2 million deal from the Yankees. Then he posted a 5.57 ERA in 32.1 innings and spent a month on the disabled list with a strained hamstring.
And now Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Yankees are trying to “unload” him. Park has served up seven homers in 32.1 frames, but his 26/9 K/BB ratio is still solid and the 37-year-old’s velocity hasn’t declined any.
Over the previous two seasons he had a 3.29 ERA and 101/44 K/BB ratio in 120 innings as a reliever, so as far as low-cost (no maybe even no-cost) fliers go Park could provide some useful middle relief innings for some team down the stretch (especially if they let him grow back his epic playoff beard).

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    A victim of some bad advice from Scott Bor-ass.

  2. BC - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    They should just cut the guy. $1.2 mil is a decimal point to the Yankees. I saw Park pitch the other night – he’s freaking awful. His fastball is straight as an arrow.

  3. Utley's hair - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Who didn’t see this coming?

  4. gmc173 - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Well Ruben is looking everywhere for pitching. Maybe they will sign him again and the show “The Bullpen” will be brought back to MLB Network

  5. Cheap Seat Chronicles - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    I think Park could still be a viable asset to a team in need of some bullpen help. As the article stated, the velocity and peripherals are still there. He’s just been a little prone to the long ball this season.
    Personally, I’d love to see the Twins add him to their relatively shaky ‘pen…

  6. Jonny5 - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    All the trash talking aside, the Phillies and about 10 other teams could use a long reliever such as Chan ho. Provided he’s still able to pitch.

  7. Nic Geerz - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    chan s mama makes good sushi rice so yall know

  8. Ditto65 - Jul 27, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    ?

  9. Utley's hair - Jul 27, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Chan Ho did do some good work last year as an innings eater, now the Phightins may be able to get him back for 1/3 of what they offered him, though Rube would find a way to F that up.
    -
    Maybe look for Scott Eyre, too?

  10. Utley's hair - Jul 27, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Is that supposed to mean anything other than the, ya know, obviously racially incendiary comment?

  11. mcsnide - Jul 27, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    You left out the worst part of his year – that time when he had the diarrhea.

  12. Jonny5 - Jul 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    I’d love to believe that Scott was coming back, but he’s not. He had a stellar season last year.

  13. Fernando - Jul 27, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Never really liked this signing by Yankees. If they can get ANYTHING for me, I would take it.

  14. Pisano - Jul 27, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Package Park with the Fat Toad and maybe Boston will take them . The Sox love broke down pitchers.

  15. Utley's hair - Jul 27, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Well, Scott did say that he was going to re-sign with the Phils or retire, so maybe it’s doable. Just find out if his Winnebago is in a cell-friendly zone.

  16. Nic Geerz - Jul 27, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    because of the sushi rice..

  17. The Real Shuxion - Jul 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    He was sick……….He had a……….. lot of diarrhea.

  18. Johnnyb10 - Jul 27, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    On opening day, my brother told me Park would be gone by the all-star break. When I reminded Danny-Boy the other day that he was still in the bullpen, he revised it to the end of July.
    Chan Ho needs to go back to the NL where he might have more success.

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