From the Bleachers


with Rich Summers


How smart does the Pittsburgh Pirate front office look now with the signing of Jung Ho Kang? Although they are paying the Korean infielder under three million a year for four years, a bargain for a starting third baseman in the majors these days, the nine million they had to pay his Korean team for his rights seemed a huge gamble at the time.

With the loss of both third baseman Josh Harrison to hand surgery and shortstop Jordy Mercer to a severe knee sprain Kang’s value has skyrocketed for the Bucs.

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