Yankees Trying To Trade Chan Ho Park

The Yankees are trying to trade Chan Ho Park, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark (via Twitter). The market for relievers is thin, but adding Park to it doesn't change much for teams in search of relief help. The 37-year-old has allowed seven homers and 30 other hits in 32.1 innings for a 5.57 ERA. Park's strikeout (7.2 K/9) and walk (2.5 BB/9) numbers have been above-average, but he has been hittable in 2010.

Park earns $1.2MM this season before hitting free agency. He missed time with a hamstring injury earlier in the year and his place in the Yankees 'pen has been less than secure since May. Presumably, the Yankees would part with Park for salary relief or a fringe prospect.


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42 Comments on "Yankees Trying To Trade Chan Ho Park"


Abraham Zapruder
5 years 1 month ago

Danys Baez even up?

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 1 month ago

Hell no.

5 years 1 month ago

please take him…give us a bucket of balls and ill be happy….lol

InvalidUserID
5 years 1 month ago

The only thing Chan Ho will be remembered for during his time in pinstripes was when the locker room was giving him grief for his interview about the runs.

andrewyf
5 years 1 month ago

Lol, I’ll say the same thing here, I’m sure every team would love to unload some of their worst relievers.

Gumby65
5 years 1 month ago

Not that I’d like to see him back in LA or San Diego, but why the heck he even left after the 08 season for the bandbox (frying pan) Philly gets me. Then to the New Bronx (fire)? Anyway, he was either padded by the NL West parks or just exposed for what he is back east. All that and yeah, he’s older…

TheGuvnr
5 years 1 month ago

You must not have been paying attention, but Chan Ho had a great year in Philly last year. He had a rough start as a starter, but once they moved him to the pen, he was one of the Phils’ best relievers. The only reason he’s not back in Philly is because he wanted another chance to be a starter, and the Phils wanted him back as a reliever. By the time he figured out nobody was signing him to be a starter, the Phils had already moved on and signed other guys.

Gumby65
5 years 1 month ago

I realize all of that. I am talking the longevity factor. If he’d never left the West, he wouldn’t be where he is now (not talking in obvious geographical terms, lol).

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 1 month ago

It’s time for Chan Ho to ride into the sunset.

Macfan1
5 years 1 month ago

Park needs to face just righties and never lefties

Why Joe Girardi insists on him facing lefties is a mystery as his numbers clearly show

vs L – .362 AVG, .393 OBP, .672 SLG, 1.066 OPS, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 21 H, 3 BB, 8 K in 58 AB

vs R – .214 AVG, .267 OBP, .371 SLG, .638 OPS, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 15 H, 4 BB, 18 K in 70 AB

Even last season when he pitched well out of the Phillies pen his splits favored facing Righties.

Don’t know why this hasn’t dawned on Girardi as yet.

Park can be used as a combo reliever in the 7th inning, along with a lefty specialist to get through that inning. He faces righties, the lefty specialist faces lefties.

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 1 month ago

and here I’ve been saying “Boy, Girardi has been doing a better job this year with the ‘pen”

And these extreme splits exist for Park and he’s still sending him out vs. righties? =/

CosaOne
5 years 1 month ago

For what… some sunflower seeds?

bevothephenom
5 years 1 month ago

rumor is the yankees are asking for BBQ sunflower seeds…the rays inquired but are only willing to give ranch seeds

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Any flavored seeds is an overpayment on the parts of the Rays.

counciltucky
5 years 1 month ago

About the only trade I can think of that could involve getting something back for Chan Ho Park would be to trade him to a Venezuelan prison for Ugueth Urbina.

5 years 1 month ago

Straight across for Jason Werh or Roy Oswalt, easy!

hiheat32
5 years 1 month ago

Haha. Really Yanks? You think you can get rid of Chan Ho Out of the Park just like that? Just ask us Ranger fans all about that.

5 years 1 month ago

“The Yankees are trying to trade Chan Ho Park”

Classic! Wait…this isn’t an April Fools post?

Ian_Smell
5 years 1 month ago

I’d trade cash consideration for him. Monopoly money, that is.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
5 years 1 month ago

Cash for clunkers.. I’d say his value is at best a Player to be named later and I’m talking 2035 from rookie ball

icedrake523
5 years 1 month ago

You can take Jeff Francoeur.

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 1 month ago

Done.

No, I’m serious. Done.

bamf9
5 years 1 month ago

I would do that in a second. That’d be an awesome trade

Raylan Givens' Stetson
5 years 1 month ago

All the Yankees are looking for is a slightly better outcome than what would happen if they outright released him. Try to imagine what would happen if they did release him. Would some team be willing to pick him up for league minimum? I’m sure some team will bite and give them something small in return. Look at what happened with Latroy Hawkins a few years ago.

Nicolas_C
5 years 1 month ago

Why, did he clog the team bathroom with his diarrhea?

5 years 1 month ago

Yankees need to just cut him! Can afford it! NO ONE wants him this is just so stupid that he’s even on the block. Though through trade he could be a piece as a team eating a contract or something but he’ll just be released.

Vmmercan
5 years 1 month ago

Trade park for frequent flier miles on a major airline. He’s used to that line of work anyway