I was listening to Sweeny Murti on Mike Francesa today and he shared something interesting.
Murti said that he talked to a scout who said the Phillies used Chan Ho Park in low leverage situations last year and that’s why his numbers were good. And, during the World Series, Park was throwing harder than usual and it was the combination of the good (but empty) regular season stats and seeing him in the World Series that duped the Yankees into signing Park.
In any event, if you look at the worst RP to date in the AL (see chart below) you’ll see a lot of Yankees on the list – and Park is the worst of that group. Isn’t it time for Brian Cashman to admit he made a mistake on Chan Ho Park and just send him packing?
|3||Chan Ho Park||60||18||2010||37||NYY||21.0||6.86|