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heyblue26
12-23-2011, 04:11 AM
Well the Korean pitcher whom broken in to MLB back in 1994 with the Los Angles Dodgers and might add some good early years with them. Then was traded to Rangers and it seemed that his career began to go into a slump from there and tossed around a few years then went to Japan and gave it a shot but his performance's was not good and so he was released. Park came back to Korea at the end of last season due to he was released and wants to play in the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) Pro Baseball League.

But he would have to of waited for the draft in 2013. But all the 8 team presidents of each team and the Hanwha Eagles had a meeting this past week with the KBO to vote on letting Park pitch starting in 2012. Of course Hanwha had the first round draft pick in 2013 in which am sure that was part of the deal to let him play to give that right up but then who knows for sure.

He will be pitching in the KBO in 2012 and am sure that he will be a drawing card for the Eagles out of Daejon. It would be nice if he had a good season but will have to wait and see.

All of park's salary will be donated to build infrastructure to support amateur basball in this country. The eagles aslo agreed to accept the lowest salary of (won korean currency) W24 Million set by KBO regulations in order to facilitate his return. US $1=W1,162. To put it some what differently a Superstar at one time. He commanded a 5 yr mega deal worth the value of $65 Million US money.

(84.5 billion won at the time) in MLB Park has agreed to a salary thats usally only reserved for rookies in the KBO. Park signed for W600 million and W400 million for his annual salary and 200 million in form of incentives. Still not bad Money for him to play in his home country

richvee
12-23-2011, 09:22 PM
He was a good MLB pitcher, however, I remember him most for giving up 2 grand slams in one inning to Fernando Tatis. He left quite a mark on my fantasy team's stats after that outing :cry:
Nice to see him donate to help baseball in his home country.

heyblue26
12-24-2011, 12:25 AM
He was a good MLB pitcher, however, I remember him most for giving up 2 grand slams in one inning to Fernando Tatis. He left quite a mark on my fantasy team's stats after that outing :cry:
Nice to see him donate to help baseball in his home country.

Yes he was otherwise believe he would not have stayed that long in MLB. Yes that would make a mark in anyones fantasy league and make you want to cry. Its great to see things like this happen.

wayne37
01-23-2012, 04:15 AM
Yes he was otherwise believe he would not have stayed that long in MLB. Yes that would make a mark in anyones fantasy league and make you want to cry. Its great to see things like this happen.

The Rangers signed him as free agent, 5 years, 60 million.

Steroids era, injuries and dingers are his claim to fame in MLB.

heyblue26
01-23-2012, 08:54 AM
The Rangers signed him as free agent, 5 years, 60 million.

Steroids era, injuries and dingers are his claim to fame in MLB.

Steroids era yes but he never test positive and injuries and dingers may have not helped him at all. Yea but once he went to the American League it was all down hill for him he couldn't even get thru a season in Japan so now he is trying to see if he can even make it in the Korean baseball league we will all have to wait and see what he does in spring training in Arizona and then when he takes the mound here in Korea for his first outing.

He donated all his salary to youth baseball.