Monday, February 22, 2010

Say it ain't so, Chan Ho: Park signs with the Yankees

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? One of the most reliable pieces from the Phillies bullpen in 2009 has joined the Yankees: Chan Ho Park signed a one year deal to play for the World Champs. Park signed for 1.2 million plus incentives, a drop from what the Phillies were offering him following last season.

Why Park didn't want to come back to the Phillies initially and why the Phillies couldn't sign him at such a meager price are a mystery. The Phillies made enough moves (Contreras, Baez) to get past the loss of Park but he sure would have been a nice piece to still have around. As we all know, you can never have enough consistent bullpen arms.

One thing is for sure: Chan Ho Park, like Chris Coste, is now dead to me.

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