The Miami Marlins have been an absolute dumpster fire of an organization for the most part. Ever since they traded away Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, they’ve been trying to find a new identity. It also doesn’t help that their stud starting pitcher died (RIP Jose Fernandez), so they’ve needed a new direction. Well, that new direction started earlier today as they announced Kim Ng as their new general manager.
NEW: The @Marlins hired Kim Ng to oversee baseball operations.
Ng is now the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations among MLB’s teams and is believed to be the 1st woman hired to a GM position by a pro men’s team in North America. via @HeraldSports https://t.co/QaVQfMb7ho
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) November 13, 2020
This move makes Ng the first female general manager. Not going to lie here, I’m a HUGE fan of this move and here’s why.
Anyone saying it’s “virtue signaling” for celebrating Kim Ng getting the job as the new Marlins GM, take a look at the resume and then fuck off. pic.twitter.com/AoJyIIas3Q
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) November 13, 2020
That’s a lot of experience to keep track of in one sitting. So let’s start from the very beginning. She started with the Chicago White Sox in 1990 as the assistant director of baseball operations. She then went to the Yankees from 1998-2001 and then to the Dodgers from 2002-2011. During both stints, she served as the assistant general manager. She then went on to be the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations in the MLB front office from 2011-2020. Now, she will lead the charge for the Miami Marlins when they open up the 2021 season.
The Marlins Needed a New Direction
Let’s face it, this was a move the Marlins needed to make. Yeah, they made the playoffs this past season during the COVID shortened 2020 campaign. That’s great. Where do they go from there? Ng brings a variety of knowledge and passion to a Miami team that really needs it. Plus, she’s won at the biggest stage in a front office before. Three World Series titles? Yeah, Ng is a winner. The Marlins need a winner. It’s a perfect match.
This is great for both sides. It’s a win for Ng because she gets her shot to run an MLB organization. It also gives the Marlins a chance to revitalize the franchise under new leadership. Congrats Kim Ng. Let’s see what you can do!
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