ESPN.Com, aka TMZ Sports, has taken time out from playing he-said-she-said over the Dallas Cowboys to report that Chan Ho Park has signed a one year $2.5 million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. From the article:
Park, a native of South Korea, pitched 95 1/3 innings with a 3.40 ERA for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 -- his 11th full major league season -- making five starts in 54 appearances.
He said the Phillies expected him to start, despite reports that have said the team sought Park to help boost their bullpen.
"I was a little worried about the Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Phillies, which is hitter-friendly, but as they considered me as a starter, I signed with Philadelphia," he said.
Citizens Bank Park is a completely different beast than Chavez Ravine, one that can only be unfavorable to The Ho. I think that someone in the Phillies front office, probably the same person who thought Adam Eaton was a catch, is still hung over from celebrating their World Series win.