Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang is set to be posted on Monday and is said to have interest from the Athletics, Giants, Mets, and several other clubs. The A’s and Mets would presumably be interested in Kang at shortstop. The Giants, meanwhile could use Kang at either third or they could shift Joe Panik to the hot corner and use Kang at second. We’ll keep track of the latest on the 27-year-old here..
- Many at the winter meetings felt that Kang is seeking a deal in the neighborhood of $24MM over three years, writes Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. Internally, the Mets appear to be split on Kang. Some scouts fear that Kang will not be able to play shortstop at the major league level and question whether his offense will translate. The Mets could use the kind of production that Kang put up in the KBO but they’ve also said that they’re willing to head into spring training with Wilmer Flores as their starting shortstop.