Chan Ho wants a ring

Edwar, we hardly knew ye
Open Thread: USA vs. Canada

Chan Ho Park finally made it to Tampa today, a week after agreeing to a deal with the team, and Edwar Ramirez was DFA’d to make room for the Yanks’ new No. 61. Park told Erik Boland that his first choice was to return to the Phillies, and he told Marc Carig that other teams offered him a chance to start, but he told both of them that he came to the Yankees because he wants to win a ring.

I usually joke about players saying they want a chance for a ring, because the money almost always makes the decision for them. At age 36, Park has made his money, over $84M during his career, and by all accounts he’s the greatest pitcher to ever come out of South Korea. He’s got his money, he’s already got the fame back home, now he wants a World Championship. At least now we know we’re on the same page.

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Edwar, we hardly knew ye
Open Thread: USA vs. Canada
  • pat

    Nice slap in the face to Philly. I approve.

    • SamVa

      “Park told Erik Boland that his first choice was to return to the Phillies,”

      kind of…? but not as much as I wished it to be.

      • pat

        Shhh, don’t mess with the story I’m constructing in my mind.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Aww, pat’s creating a narrative that’s contrary to most of the actual evidence. He’s like a little reporter!

          • pat

            I’m a Little Heyman Urban Achiever!

  • ultimate913

    Los Angeles Dodgers (2008)
    Philadelphia Phillies (2009)
    New York Yankees (2010-present)

    The dude really wants to win. With the joining the team that beat his previous team the next season.

    • Cecala

      Curse of the Chan Ho?

  • Praveen

    Random, But won’t Chan Ho Park get a ring from the Phillies for winning the NL pennant ?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Yes, but that’s like being the salutatorian.

    • Tom Zig

      Assistant to the Regional Manager.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Ho’s always want a ring.

  • MikeD

    Money is certainly not an issue for Park. Not only has he made more than $80 million in his career, but several years ago he married the only child of the richest men in Japan. Money that’s probably in the hundreds of millions, perhaps even a billion plus, will one day be coming his way. Let’s all be nice to him. Perhaps he’ll buy the Yankees.

    • MikeD

      Left out a word: “one of the richest,” not THE richest.

  • http://captain15292 mike

    Everybody loves a good Ho!