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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  1. Abraham Zapruder 5 years ago

    Danys Baez even up?

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

  3. InvalidUserID 5 years 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.

  4. andrewyf 5 years ago

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

  5. Gumby65 5 years 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 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 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).

  6. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

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

  7. Macfan1 5 years 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 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? =/

  8. CosaOne 5 years ago

    For what… some sunflower seeds?

  9. bevothephenom 5 years 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 ago

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

  10. counciltucky 5 years 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.

  11. Straight across for Jason Werh or Roy Oswalt, easy!

  12. hiheat32 5 years 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.

  13. “The Yankees are trying to trade Chan Ho Park”

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

  14. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

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

  15. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years 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

  16. icedrake523 5 years ago

    You can take Jeff Francoeur.

    • BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago


      No, I’m serious. Done.

      • bamf9 5 years ago

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

  17. Raylan Givens' Stetson 5 years 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.

  18. Nicolas_C 5 years ago

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

  19. 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.

  20. Vmmercan 5 years ago

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

  21. Chan Ho Park is all about run prevention.

  22. Bayouyank 5 years ago

    Can we throw in Joba?

    • yankeesfan5891 5 years ago

      Hell no. At least Joba has potential

      • icedrake523 5 years ago

        Barely. It’s funny how everyone was hyping him up to be Rivera’s successor in 2007/8. It’s more likely that Joba will be off the Yankees before Rivera retires.

        • yankeesfan5891 5 years ago

          I think there’s plenty of people who disagree. As soon as Joba stops showing his flashes of brilliance they’ll give up on him. But as long as he continues to show what he does every once in a while, the teams going to keep faith. He’s still really young, give it time.

          • icedrake523 5 years ago

            24 isn’t really young, especially since he’s been in the majors for 3 full years now. The youth excuse is going to expire in a short time. I expect him to be non-tendered before he reaches free agency.

          • yankeesfan5891 5 years ago

            Considering the fact that he’s been bounced between the rotation and the pen in those three years, yes it’s pretty young. He’s just now getting his definite role. Give him time to get used to it.

        • Yankees420 5 years ago

          Barely? Really? The 3.01 FIP and 3.41 xFIP that he’s posted this year disagree with you, while the .399 BABIP and 61.1 LOB% are the most likely causes of the high ERA.

  23. Rich_in_NJ 5 years ago

    I think it’s only a matter of time before he’s DFA’d.

  24. geolink2349 5 years ago

    Yankees screwed themselves with signing Park. I actually knew that he would be a player that would be traded before the season ends.

  25. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    I hated the Park and Johnson signings. And I feel confident saying the majority of Yankee fans shared the same sentiments.

  26. studio179 5 years ago

    Chan No Park

  27. Yankees should try and send Park to ARI for Qualls and its basically a wash Park is having a better year than Qualls anyway, but Qualls is legit.

  28. iRipper89 5 years ago

    while the door is open nick johnson can go too.

  29. The Dodgers could use another long reliever/spot starter. Weaver and Monastareos have been struggling a little. I wouldn’t have a problem if the Dodgers picked Chan Ho up if they only had to give up a low ceiling prospect to get him.

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