Park Chan Ho and his beautiful beard will no longer be in the Phillies bullpen in 2010. Park did not accept the Phillies $3 million contract offer and the club recently acquired reliever Danny Baez. Though nothing is official, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper Thursday that the Korean reliever is done in Philadelphia. The Korea Times reported that the San Francisco Giants have expressed some interest in the 36 yr. old Park. Despite a mediocre last few years, Park thinks he is still a starter and worth more than the $3 mil the Phillies were offering.
Wherever he ends up, we wish him success and hope he keeps the facial hair.