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MLB Pirates win bid on Jung-ho Kang


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
Pirates won the bidding for Jung-ho Kang which is pretty surprising. They still have to sign him though.


New Member
He's asking for 6-7 mil a season on a 3 or possibly 4 year deal, seems very reasonable the Pirates will get him signed. It's such a great move for their organization IMO. Yeah, Kang is never gonna hit here like he did in the KBO but for the amount of money it costs to get high profile free agents, gambling on a guy like this makes all kinds of sense for a team like Pittsburgh. Even if he's only league average and worth ~2 WAR a season, he's still an upgrade on Mercer and having him long term will hopefully pay off for them.

Always had a soft spot for the Pirates, they were so bad for so long, it's cool to see them start to build a real contender. Ditto the Cubbies (and having Jon Lester go outside the AL East is a bonus) ;)