A 1-year, $2.5 million deal worth up to $5 million in incentives. Not a bad deal if we see him as a swing man and spot starter -- i.e. this year's version of Durbin -- but let's just say I'm a bit worried by some of the following quotes. Take it away, Korea Times...
Park, who has made it clear that he wants to be a starting pitcher, said the Phillies only viewed him as a starter.
``I was a little worried about the Citizen Bank Park, the home of the Phillies, which is hitter-friendly, but as they considered me as a starter, I signed with Philadelphia,'' he said.
Hopefully there's either a language barrier, or we sold him a bill of goods. I mean, the guy pitched reasonably well last year, but to be a starter you have to get guys out from both sides of the plate, which Park simply could not do (LHB .301 BAA).