Chan Ho Park designated for assignment


Via Marc Carig, Chan Ho Park has been designated for assignment to clear room on the roster for Kerry Wood. Al Aceves was moved to the 60-day DL to free up a 40-man roster spot for Austin Kearns.

I was definitely a fan of the CHoP pick up at the time, but it obviously didn’t work out. Despite peripherals similar to last year, he became incredibly homer prone and just generally unreliable. He did give us this, however, and for that we will be eternally grateful.

Categories : Asides, Transactions


  1. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:


  2. mbonzo says:


  3. bexarama says:

    NEVAR FORGET: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GIEHPGj9sI

    (The best part is Mariano cracking up in the background. Mariano.)

  4. Jon C says:


  5. forensicnucchem says:

    Break out the keg, it’s party time.

  6. Will (the other one) says:

    At last, our long national nightmare has come to an end.

  7. Brad Toughy says:

    Don’t let the toilet seat hit you on the way out, Chan Ho.

  8. Meat Loaf says:

    Now to call up Albie and DFA Gaudin.

    Then the monster is dead.

  9. Steve H says:

    I’m surprised some NL contender didn’t throw a D level prospect or PTBNL at Cash for him.

  10. Steve H says:

    CHoP gave up as many HR’s as Mo, Joba and Robertson combined.

  11. B-Rando says:

    And the first head of the three headed Chad Ho Moseley hydra falls.

    Praise Mo.

  12. Pat D says:

    Wish it had worked out. Maybe they should have let him keep the beard.

  13. j says:

    it was a dream to see my native countryman play in pinstripes… emotions aside, it’s a smart move.

    Would’ve rather seen Gaudin go though.

  14. I was definitely a fan of the CHoP pick up at the time, but it obviously didn’t work out.

    Repeated for emphasis. A move not working out the way you want it to doesn’t mean it’s a bad move.

    • Steve H says:

      Yup. Much like the Winn signing.

    • Evan3457 says:

      This point is so difficult for people who’ve never done anything like this to understand.

      In this one small way, it actually helps to have been a fantasy baseball owner. Sometimes, you analyze moves left, right, up, down, top and bottom, and you think you have it locked down as a sound move. And then, for no real reason at all, it doesn’t work.

  15. Dela G says:

    jesus listens!

  16. Esteban says:

    This is the best move of the day. (only half kidding)

  17. Poopy Pants says:


  18. baby carlos says:

    like Berkman hitting second.

  19. j says:

    Wow speaking of ninja moves, Red Sox grab Salty from the Rangers

  20. GermanYankee says:

    why did they dfa him today? Wood won’t be in the pen tonight, right?

  21. mikebk says:

    “Joelsherman1 #Yankees like that Girardi caught Wood from 2000-02 with #Cubs and feel he knows how to help Wood as pitcher”


  22. Dante says:

    See ya…Chan(Ho there it goes outta the )Park… don’t let the door (everyone & everything) hit you on the way out.

  23. Ross in Jersey says:

    @PeteAbe Big day for the #RedSox so far. They dump two spare parts and get a catcher who was a good prospect two years ago

    Peter has officially lost it.

  24. BigGuy says:

    Park DFA’d ! Who says there’s no Santa Claus ?

  25. bexarama says:

    CHOP apparently asked A-Rod to sign an A-Rod jersey on the way out of the clubhouse. I’m sorry, but that’s hilarious.

  26. Based on all the transactions – with Aceves shift to the 60 day – I’m counting 39/40 slots taken with an open slot (another trade pending?)

    Where am I missing the extra player?

    SLOTS Taken (39/40) – 2 on 60 day DL = 41 slots

    PITCHERS (21)

    1. +Alfredo Aceves – 2010+ 1 option years remaining
    2. Jonathan Albaladejo – $403,075 – 1 option years remaining
    3. Andrew Brackman (2010 + club options 2013) – 2010 + 1 option years remaining
    4. AJ Burnett (2013) – $16,500,000
    5. Joba Chamberlain – $432,575 – 2 option years remaining
    6. Wilkin De La Rosa – 2009 + 2 option years remaining
    7. Chad Gaudin
    8. Phil Hughes – 2009 + 1 option year remaining
    9. Boone Logan
    10. *Damaso Marte -2011% – $3,750,000 – %club option for 2012
    11. Sergio Mitre
    12. Dustin Moseley
    13. Hector Noesi
    14. Ivan Nova
    15. *Andy Pettitte – 2010 – $11,500,000
    16. Mariano Rivera – 2010 – $15,000,000
    17. David Robertson – 2010
    18. CC Sabathia – 2015 – $15,285,714
    19. Romulo Sanchez
    20. Javier Vazquez – 2010 – $11,500,000
    21. Kerry Wood – 2010 – $10,000,000


    CATCHERS (2)

    22. Francisco Cervelli – 2010 + 1 option years remaining
    23. Jorge Posada -2011 – $13,100,000


    24. Lance Berkman
    25. Robinson Cano -2011% – $6,000,000 %club option till 2013
    26. Reegie Corona
    27. Derek Jeter – 2010 – $21,600,000
    28. +Nick Johnson – 2010 – $6,500,000
    29. Juan Miranda -1 option year remaining (2010)
    30. Eduardo Nunez
    31. Ramiro Pena – $400,000 – 2 option years remaining
    32. Alex Rodriguez -2017- $33,000,000
    33. Kevin Russo
    34. Mark Teixeira – 2016 – $20,625,000


    35. Colin Curtis
    36. Brett Gardner – $414,000 – 2 option years remaining
    37. Greg Golson
    38. Curtis Granderson – 2012 – $5,500,000
    39. Chad Huffman
    39. Austin Kearns
    40. Nick Swisher – 2011* – $5,400,000 *club option for 2012
    41. Marcus Thames

  27. Nick says:

    Its about time

  28. bonestock94 says:

    I’d lose Gaudin over Park, but whatever. I hope he gets picked up by a NL team and has a good end of the season.

  29. Bill says:

    It’s about time we got rid of park.

  30. Accent Shallow says:

    Our long national nightmare is over!

  31. bobmac says:

    Who was the Journolista laughing like his brother farted in church?

  32. Hyeon-Taek says:

    As a South Korean, That’s a pity for him……
    But I like Chan Ho Park SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

    I’m not good at english though.

  33. Bob Stone says:

    Finally! Thank god.

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