Of all the things that happened today, Chan Ho Park accepting the option was the most surprising. He did because he’s invested too much time with the Mets to go searching for a team now.
“This is better for me because it gets me ready to start,” Park said. “I tried the bullpen but I wasn’t comfortable with that.”
The Mets wanted to see Park in the pen, but admitted he didn’t have enough time to adjust to that role and show them anything.
One thing Park considered in his decision was the Mets using 13 different starters last year. They’ve got questions this year, and there’s little doubt he’ll eventually get a start.