Maybe it's because I'm feeling the "holiday spirit." Maybe it's because I'm loaded with sedatives. Whatever the reason, I can't muster strong feelings about the Chan Ho Park signing.
We all know the story. Ten years ago, Chan Ho was pretty good. Then he sucked for the better part of a decade before reinventing himself as a relief pitcher last year. Now, the Phils are paying Park $2.5 million (with other performance incentives) to be a starter/reliever.
Hopefully he can repeat last year's performance (3.40 ERA and 95 innings), while at the same time providing starting depth just in case one of the starters gets hurt or needs to go to the minors for a month or two. Of course, he may also flame out and turn into the long relief version of Adam Eaton. Who knows? Either way, it won't make or break the season for the Phils.
From what I gather, Moyers's contract looks something like this: 2 years, $6.5 million per year plus incentives for innings pitched and number of starts, making the total maximum value about $19 million.
Two years for Moyer is risky, but $6.5 million for a 16 game winner is a steal no matter what age he is. And if he can contribute 30 starts and 190 innings for the next two years, he deserves $19 million. Overall, I think this is a good signing.