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Kang back?
Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:33pm
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Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has received a work visa and is expected to resume his career with the team, according to a report from Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic (via Twitter). Kang had not been able to secure a visa for quite some time after being convicted of a DUI in his native Korea.
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:41pm
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This is huge news. 

I hope he is in shape.  Get him to Altoona now.
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:44pm
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Yuck, guy is not trustworthy enough to be welcomed back to MLB.  Too many DUIs.  Once and alcoholic always an alcoholic.  I sure hope that he has learned a lesson and is able to control his alcoholism like Hurdle has.  I think he is better served by just staying in the KBL for a guy with his problems and age and being off for so long.  Good Luck to him though.
  

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Reply #3 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:49pm
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Ecbucs wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:33pm:
Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has received a work visa and is expected to resume his career with the team, according to a report from Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic (via Twitter). Kang had not been able to secure a visa for quite some time after being convicted of a DUI in his native Korea.


I would pass on that file.  Too many issues to count.  He isn't trustworthy enough to me.   Agree with Possum.
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:54pm
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Possum wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:44pm:
Yuck, guy is not trustworthy enough to be welcomed back to MLB.  Too many DUIs.  Once and alcoholic always an alcoholic.  I sure hope that he has learned a lesson and is able to control his alcoholism like Hurdle has.  I think he is better served by just staying in the KBL for a guy with his problems and age and being off for so long.  Good Luck to him though.


Doesn't mean he is an alcoholic.  I don't get why people think that?   

Kang can give a little boost to the team.  I hope he hasn't lost his game.

  
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Reply #5 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:56pm
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Dogknot3 wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:54pm:
Possum wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:44pm:
Yuck, guy is not trustworthy enough to be welcomed back to MLB.  Too many DUIs.  Once and alcoholic always an alcoholic.  I sure hope that he has learned a lesson and is able to control his alcoholism like Hurdle has.  I think he is better served by just staying in the KBL for a guy with his problems and age and being off for so long.  Good Luck to him though.


Doesn't mean he is an alcoholic.  I don't get why people think that?   

Kang can give a little boost to the team.  I hope he hasn't lost his game.



Okay Dog I will put it so that you can truly understand what Kang is:  HE IS A DRUNK!! and A DRUNK DRIVER TOO BOOT!! NOT ONCE BUT THRICE!!!  If you can't understand that and keep on being a shill for him to play with this team again then I will lose all respect for you.

Do not take me wrong Dog.  I do feel that Kang may have his problems figured out but it only takes one drink and perhaps he is back to being a DRUNK again.  For his personal sake I hope so.
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Reply #6 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:56pm
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SCBucco wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:49pm:
Ecbucs wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:33pm:
Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has received a work visa and is expected to resume his career with the team, according to a report from Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic (via Twitter). Kang had not been able to secure a visa for quite some time after being convicted of a DUI in his native Korea.


I would pass on that file.  Too many issues to count.  He isn't trustworthy enough to me.   Agree with Possum.


But you want the Pirates to trade for Matt Bush? 
  
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Reply #7 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:57pm
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Y E S ! ! ! !

Get him in the minors, STAT.  

YES!
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Reply #8 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 4:00pm
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Think you have to see how he responds to a minor league conditioning assignment. If he can still play, he would be a nice addition to the left side of the infield, and if he could spell Mercer some night, that would be quite important.
  
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Reply #9 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 4:02pm
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Dogknot3 wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:56pm:
SCBucco wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:49pm:
Ecbucs wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:33pm:
Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has received a work visa and is expected to resume his career with the team, according to a report from Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic (via Twitter). Kang had not been able to secure a visa for quite some time after being convicted of a DUI in his native Korea.


I would pass on that file.  Too many issues to count.  He isn't trustworthy enough to me.   Agree with Possum.


But you want the Pirates to trade for Matt Bush? 


Yes. I was looking for options because our bullpen is worse than the Toronto Maple Leaf defense.  He seems to have cleared his issues.  Meanwhile, when was the last time Kang swung a bat in the majors?  Have no desire to have him back really.
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 4:07pm
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OH MY!  Have we all lost our minds and forgotten the real reason Kang will be back.  If he is reinstated by MLB that means he will still be Bucs property and we owe him the balance of his 2018 salary whether he plays in the minors or for the Big club. Or if he is released and claimed by another club we are on the hook.  Another club will only pay the pro-rata portion of the MLB minimum salary to him with the Bucs the rest of his 2018 salary.  No way TBMTIMLB will waste money like that!   Wink Wink Wink
  

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Reply #11 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 4:11pm
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He will be back to hitting Ok in a month   If not sooner.   Wait and see. Smiley
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 4:14pm
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Glad he is back and could fill in for Harrison until he gets back.  We could use the extra power in the lineup.
  
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Reply #13 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 4:15pm
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SCBucco wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 4:02pm:
Dogknot3 wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:56pm:
SCBucco wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:49pm:
Ecbucs wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:33pm:
Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has received a work visa and is expected to resume his career with the team, according to a report from Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic (via Twitter). Kang had not been able to secure a visa for quite some time after being convicted of a DUI in his native Korea.


I would pass on that file.  Too many issues to count.  He isn't trustworthy enough to me.   Agree with Possum.


But you want the Pirates to trade for Matt Bush? 


Yes. I was looking for options because our bullpen is worse than the Toronto Maple Leaf defense.  He seems to have cleared his issues.  Meanwhile, when was the last time Kang swung a bat in the majors?  Have no desire to have him back really.


You said too many issues to count and he is not trustworthy enough? 

I can name Kang's "issues" off the top of my head.  I would have to look up Bush's to get them all.  Bush has DUIs and drunken disorderly along with assault, trespassing, leaving a scene (after running over a guy's head with his car), kicked out of strip clubs.  And there are more.

If you don't want Kang because he hasn't played baseball in a few years, fine.  But don't say you don't want him because of his "countless issues" while defending Bush and wanting to acquire him.


  
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Reply #14 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 4:15pm
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I was stunned when I heard this today. But, frankly, I'm not expecting much. It's been two years since he played in MLB. Two years older. Two years since seeing MLB quality pitching. His stint in the DR did not go well. At all.

If Kang can be somehow get back to being an excellent defender at third, and a solid bat who can maybe platoon with Moran against lefties, fine. But I'm not holding my breath.

Who even knows if he's in shape?

And let's be honest...he's gotten CAUGHT driving drunk three times. In all likelihood, he's probably done this many other times and not gotten caught. I'm all in favor of second chances. But I hope someone installs the Uber app on his phone for him. You can only drink and drive so many times before you seriously injure or kill yourself or someone else.
  
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