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Today in The Journal News

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 01, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

After a week of speaking in hypothetical terms, the Yankees finally acknowledged signing Chan Ho Park after he arrived in the clubhouse on Sunday. The right-hander will begin his spring schedule with bullpen session this morning and the team sees him as a versatile piece of the bullpen, capable of long relief or one-inning setup role.

To make room for Park the Yankees designated Edwar Ramirez for assignment. The notebook also has items on CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes matching up against Alex Rodriguez and today’s first bullpen sessions for Mariano Rivera and Damaso Marte.





34 Responses to “Today in The Journal News”

  1. Nick in SF in Guadalajara March 1st, 2010 at 8:17 am

    As far as I can tell, no one in the Guadalajara airport has acknowledged the Chan Ho Park signing yet.

    Even Swisher got a conference call! :(

  2. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 1st, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Phil has been slowed by injuries, but I’m definitely finding out the hard way how hard it is to develop pitchers.

  3. Erica - always OPPC March 1st, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I returned to my office this morning for the first time since Tuesday night.

    I have a Johnny Damon running picture at my desk.

    While I was gone, someone stuck a post-it on it saying “Is he running to Detroit?”

    Sinking feeling this may not be a good day

  4. Doreen March 1st, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Glad Park made it to camp!

    Now, remember a bunch of us were thinking Damon could have handled his statements about joining Detroit a little better? This quote in Mark Feinsand’s article on Chan Ho Park that I got from my Star Ledger: “Park called playing for the Yankees an honor, though said that his first preference this winter would have been re-signing with the Phillies. ‘Philadelphia was my No. 1 choice,’ Park said. ‘I had a tough time leaving there. I had so much support, the fans, th Korean community and the best teammates there. Now I have a new team, so let’s go to the next step.’”

    Maybe not the gushing remarks we’re used to hearing about getting the chance to play in pinstripes, but I found the candor refreshing.

  5. Juliet March 1st, 2010 at 8:40 am

    We will regret losing Edwar. He has been one of the most consistent and reliable arms out of the pen for the last 2 years.

  6. jennifer March 1st, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Erica you gotta admit it is funny. They could have done much worse things to that picture.

  7. Erin March 1st, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Erica – always OPPC
    March 1st, 2010 at 8:36 am
    I returned to my office this morning for the first time since Tuesday night.

    I have a Johnny Damon running picture at my desk.

    While I was gone, someone stuck a post-it on it saying “Is he running to Detroit?”

    Oooh…that was mean!

  8. upstate kate March 1st, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Park’s comments are refreshing, hopefully he will be as happy w/ the Yankees.

  9. jennifer March 1st, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Doreen- Agreed. Why couldn’t Damon say that? I never heard his pc just bits and pieces. But did he ever reference how much he enjoyed playing in front of the NY fans? When he left Boston he gushed over them even going as far to take out a full page ad. Us he kicks in the teeth.

  10. jennifer March 1st, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Is this Joba? if not who is it?

  11. Carl March 1st, 2010 at 8:50 am

    jennifer March 1st, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Is this Joba? if not who is it?

    Thats Joba

  12. jennifer March 1st, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Carl- Than Joba looks like he put on some weight over the off season.

  13. Erin March 1st, 2010 at 8:52 am

    March 1st, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Is this Joba? if not who is it?

    Looks like Joba to me

  14. JeterJobaCanoFan2010 March 1st, 2010 at 8:52 am

    R E P O S T

    March 1st, 2010 at 8:00 am
    Bodhi and MTU: I am in agreement on your statements about Joba being the #5 pitcher. And I will watch your backs with an aluminum bat in the “alleged fight.” Altho, I couldn’t hit the ball passed a pitcher now I’m sure a well placed hit would help!

    In the argument on Joba’s shoulder injury, I still would like to repeat what Cone said on TV. It takes approx. a year for the type of injury to heal. That year is up and so are the silly Joba rules. An expert on this board said that he didn’t believe that Joba’s shoulder injury was the Joba’s problem in 2009. But, I also respect Cone’s version because he was a pitcher with the Yanks.

    Another poster brought up the fact that Joba’s delivery was changed (in ST?) I had stated the same fact in ST last year. You could see that he was frustrated to the max with his pitching delivery. That delivery change may have come to save his shoulder. But it made it very hard to watch him pitch when he was not right.

    And remember this fans, if Phil is in the rotation he will have IP limits. It makes more sense to put Joba in the 5th spot, for his experience, his # of pitches and his excellent pitching & fielding skills. And he does have the MENTALITY to be a rotation pitcher. Rant over.

    Because of the hour this will printed, I will re-post in the morning hour.

  15. upstate kate March 1st, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I think Johnny is just trying to make the best of a (self created) bad situation. I had video on this am and Alex and Swish went out of their way to say what a great team mate and person Johnny was, and how they will miss him.
    hmmm maybe I should put mlb back on, I am listening to a Canadian rock station and they are bashing the US hockey team

  16. Doreen March 1st, 2010 at 8:59 am

    upstate kate -

    How very olympian of them. :(

  17. JeterJobaCanoFan2010 March 1st, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Fans, that is indeed Joba in the picture. Look at the hat. One none-Joba devotee even said he Hates the stupid way he wears his hat. Say, maybe if he fixed the bill on his hat it might improve his ERA.

    It takes all kinds.

  18. Erin March 1st, 2010 at 9:00 am

    New Post: Pitchers getting an early start

  19. JeterJobaCanoFan2010 March 1st, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Enough of the Joba and a weight problem. Lord, would someone say something nice about him for once.

    There is another photo from ST yesterday that shows Joba standing by the fence and he doesn’t not look that heavy.

    Oh geez, here comes another Joba/Phil comparison. Please take the time to go to and pull up the player pages and bio’s. Phil is listed as 6-5 and 240. Joba is listed as 6-2 and 230.

    Anyone who has ever had a weight problem should have a little sympathy. I, myself, to fit my weight should be over 6 feet and I am a 72 year old female!

  20. randy l. March 1st, 2010 at 9:12 am

    i’m luke warm on chan ho park.

    with all the supposed arms in the yankees system i find it odd that cashman keeps going to veterans.

    so much for a solid commitment to the minor league system.

    it seems a million dollars is still cashmans biggest asset in attempting to improve the team.

    if park fits in, beats the red sox in some big games i’ll jump on board, but for some reason he doesn’t feel like a yankee yet.

  21. randy l. March 1st, 2010 at 9:18 am

    “Enough of the Joba and a weight problem. Lord, would someone say something nice about him for once.”

    for a fourty year old , joba looks in really good shape :)

  22. JeterJobaCanoFan2010 March 1st, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Randy – that is precious. Would you like to share your age, weight and heighth with the readers who want to know?

    I guess if I add a Ha Ha it takes the sting out of the remark.

  23. randy l. March 1st, 2010 at 9:35 am


    60- 6′-210 lbs, solid muscle -except for 20 ponds of fat :)

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