Oh yippee!!!!!!!! Chan Ho Park has resurfaced in LA. You know all of that talk about the Dodgers needing another quality starter? Well dammit, they just got it!
On one hand, you could make the case that they want him to be the "newest reclamation project" joining the likes of Jose Lima, Wilson Alverez, and Rudy Seanez. On the other hand, let's just take a look at his most recent number now shall we?
2005 w/ San Diego: 4-3, 5.91 ERA, 1.66 WHIP in 45.2 innings
2006 w/ San Diego: 7-7, 4.81 ERA, 1.39 WHIP in 136.2 innings
2007 w/ NY Mets: 0-1, 15.75 ERA, 2.00 WHIP in 4 innings
Seriously, how in the world did he even get a start with the Mets last year? It came at the end of April when the Mets were 15-8 and feeling just a weeeeeee bit too good about themselves. Didn't the Mets finish 1 game out of first place? I rest my case.
Anyway, the contract is of the Minor League variety with an invitation to Spring Training. Guys like Rafael Furcal and Juan Pierre are trying to feel better about their hitting for this upcoming year, so maybe having Park throw batting practice will take care of all of that.
I guess never say never, but................... ya, this will never work.