New Marlins GM Kim Ng makes sports history
I was thrilled to hear that Kim Ng will finally be a Major League Baseball general manager. After years of interviews but never getting the call, Ng was just named GM of the Marlins. Kudos to Miami CEO and co-owner Derek Jeter for hiring her.
This is a big deal, folks. She will be the first woman to hold that position in the majors. Ng, 51, also is believed to be the first female GM in any of the four major North American men’s sports leagues.
Her resume is superb.
Ng most recently served as MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations. She was also an assistant general manager for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, two very successful franchises.
“I entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next general manager,” Ng said in a statement.
When the Phillies searched for a new GM in 2015, I wanted them to give Ng a look. Instead, they chose Matt Klentak, who came from the Angels organization.
Ng (pronounced ANG) will be guiding a Marlins team that surprised everyone by making the 2020 playoffs. Their rebuilding plan seems to going well, with more young talent in the pipeline to join what’s on the roster. One of the players she will build around is flame-throwing starter Sixto Sanchez, which Miami acquired from the Phillies for J.T. Realmuto.
Miami is definitely moving in the right direction. Wish I could say the same about the Phillies.