In signing Chan Ho Park, the Yankees are clearly throwing sample size to the wind and hoping that an old dog has learned new tricks. For short money at $1.2 million, we’re not going to get all bent out of shape on this one. But the fact remains that the Yankees are hoping his 50 innings of relief work in 2009, at the tender age of 36, are more representative of his bullpen skillset than his 1,733 innings as a starter.

After all, Brian Cashman was quoted on Monday saying:

“We’ve noticed a change in his abilities, so we stayed in the loop,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Sunday. “Out of the bullpen, his stuff was different.”

We hope C-Money’s scouts are correct, but at the same time, we wouldn’t be surprised to see hitters go bananas on Chan Ho.

So we ask you, the NoMaas visitor, the following question…

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Will Chan Ho Park be effective in the 7-1-8?