The 35-year-old Korean went 4-4 with a 3.40 ERA (125 ERA+) in 95 2-3 innings out of the Dodgers’ bullpen, filling in at starter five times. [Link]
Beerleaguer: 2008 was Park's best season since his last one with the Dodgers back in 2001, scuffling every season in between. They said his velocity improved, and what I saw in the NLCS impressed me and perhaps made an impression on the Phils, too. There are splits to consider; he pitched to a 4.50 ERA away from Chavez Ravine. I’m encouraged if he’s competing for a spot as a long man because I think there’s some issue there beneath the surface. I don’t know that Chad Durbin can carry the load like he did last season and I'm not a Clay Condrey guy. And don't forget: they're losing Rudy Seanez, who was serviceable. But I also think it’s a sign they’re preparing to move one of their 5-6-7 starters, possibly J.A. Happ or Kyle Kendrick.
At best: savvy sleeper move. At worst (and also the most likely scenario): terrible bust like he’s been most of his career. Park is a guy who many labeled as completely cooked a year ago.