Chan Ho Park designated for assignment

Yankees acquire Kerry Wood
Miranda, Curtis sent to Triple-A

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.

Yankees acquire Kerry Wood
Miranda, Curtis sent to Triple-A
  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton


  • mbonzo


  • bexarama


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

    • Clemson Rob

      What he meant to say there was that he pitched like diaeeeeeeha

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      When you’re sliding into first and your pants are ’bout to burst,
      Dialea (CLAP-CLAP)
      Dialea (CLAP-CLAP)

      • baby carlos

        and the Parenthood reference comes in.

  • Jon C


  • forensicnucchem

    Break out the keg, it’s party time.

  • Will (the other one)

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

  • Brad Toughy

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

  • Meat Loaf

    Now to call up Albie and DFA Gaudin.

    Then the monster is dead.

  • Steve H

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

    • Fabio

      They still can trade him, have something like 10 days to find a taker.

      • Steve H

        Thanks. I wasn’t sure how it worked with the deadline.

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          He’d have to clear waivers either way (via the deadline expiring or via the DFA). Nobody’s touching that salary, though.

    • baby carlos

      It’s a down economy and unemployment benefits have not been renewed… so why waste… now they can get him for pennies on the dollar.

  • Steve H

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

  • B-Rando

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

    Praise Mo.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Sweet Neptune!

  • Pat D

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

  • j

    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.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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

      Yup. Much like the Winn signing.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        See also: Johnson, Nick

    • Evan3457

      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.

  • Dela G

    jesus listens!

  • Esteban

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

  • Poopy Pants


    • Matt M.

      i got that too haha

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder


        • JLew

          i wanna tattoo that across my chest.

  • baby carlos

    like Berkman hitting second.

  • j

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

    • Esteban

      Has he figured out how to throw the ball back to the pitcher again yet?

      • Bryan

        Hes doing that thing from Major League 2, memorizing the Victoria Secret catalog.

  • GermanYankee

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

    • j

      He’s probably on his way to Tampa right now… it’s like a 2 hour flight from Cleveland to Tampa. Should be on his way now, if not already on a plane.

      • mikebk

        except he was in toronto.

        • j

          lol same shit bro

          • whozat

            …no. It’s several hundred miles further away.

            • mikebk

              and in a different country ;-)

    • whozat

      They probably had to add Wood to the roster ahead of the trade deadline, so they had to clear the 25-man slot.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder


        Wood/Kearns/Berkman all went official today, so Melancon/Aceves/Park all have to disappear from the 40-man today and Curtis/Miranda/Park all have to disappear from the active roster today as well.

        If we play shorthanded, it is what it is.

      • GermanYankee

        I don’t know if there are any special circumstances becautse of the trade deadline but usually u have 3 days o place an aquired player on your active roster.

        I guess J was right: Wood may be in Tampa for today’s game but I don’t think he’ll pitch. We won’t need him either way because Javy will pitch a complete game shutout ;)

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      You can’t have any more than 40 men on the active roster at any moment, it’s separate from the 25-man active roster which only matters for games. As soon as the Berkman, Kearns, and Wood trades became official, the Yankees had to DFA Park and 60-day Aceves to clear the 2nd and 3rd spots (since Melancon already cleared one).

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder


        “You can’t have any more than 40 men on the active MLB roster at any moment, it’s separate from the 25-man active roster which only matters for games.”

  • mikebk

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


    • Evan3457

      Probably a tipping point in the decision to pursue Wood.

  • Dante

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

  • Ross in Jersey

    @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.

    • ZZ

      I’m pretty sure he is being sarcastic.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I’m not so sure. He sounds serious.

        • AndrewYF

          No, he was being sarcastic.

    • mikebk

      in giving up mendez they probably gave up more potential for salty than we did in all our deals combined.

    • bexarama

      I honestly can’t tell if this is sarcasm or not from Ham.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Not being able to tell if something is sarcastic is usually the hallmark of bad sarcasm.

        • I Voted for Kodos

          That, or it’s the serious statement of an idiot.

    • bexarama

      He just confirmed he’s being sarcastic. So… yeah. Meh.

      • ZZ

        Biggest news out of the Sox camp all day!

  • j_Yankees
  • BigGuy

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

  • bexarama

    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.

  • Groundhoggator

    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

    • Groundhoggator

      nevermind… caught mistake #39 2x

  • Nick

    Its about time

  • bonestock94

    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.

  • Bill

    It’s about time we got rid of park.

  • Accent Shallow

    Our long national nightmare is over!

  • bobmac

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

  • Hyeon-Taek

    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.

  • Bob Stone

    Finally! Thank god.