Would you bring Park back next season?
On August 4th, the Pittsburgh Pirates made two low-key waiver claims which turned out to be shrewd moves. They claimed Chris Resop from the Atlanta Braves, and Chan Ho Park from the New York Yankees. Resop went on to pitch 19 innings for the Pirates, with a 1.89 ERA, an 11.4 K/9, and a 4.7 BB/9. It was a small sample, but only Joel Hanrahan had a better strikeout ratio among Pirates relievers this year, showing why many people feel Resop should be a lock to return next year.
What about Chan Ho Park though? Park had a rough season in New York, then got off to a rough start with the Pirates, allowing six earned runs in his first five innings, spread over five appearances. Park settled down, pitching 5.1 shutout innings to close out the month ...
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