Ng Leaving Dodgers For MLB Job

10:42am: Ng still hopes to become a GM one day, she told Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times.  She also said that the Dodgers' ownership turmoil was not a factor in her decision to leave.  Her 13-year stint with the Dodgers will run through Opening Day.

7:50am: A couple of former GM candidates are now working under Joe Torre in MLB's restructured baseball operations department.  Dodgers vice president and assistant GM Kim Ng is leaving the club to become MLB's senior vice president of baseball operations, according to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick.  And former Diamondbacks assistant GM Peter Woodfork will also work under Torre, reported Bill Madden of the New York Daily News yesterday.  Both Ng and Woodfork have interviewed for GM jobs in the past.

Word came recently that MLB was firing VP of umpiring Mike Port, VP of administration Ed Burns, and senior specialist of on-field operations Darryl Hamilton in what Madden's MLB source called a "bloodbath."  Madden says Woodfork's main responsibilities will be with umpires, while Ng's will be player-related.  Madden notes that the changes shouldn't be seen as Torre's moves, as they were in the works before his hiring.


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25 Comments on "Ng Leaving Dodgers For MLB Job"


tigers22
4 years 5 months ago

How do you pronounce Ng?

ateam043
4 years 5 months ago

No clue, but it’s a loss the Dodgers may regret soon. All we have left is Logan White as a successor or replacement to Colleti.

jimmyg921
4 years 5 months ago

‘eeeng’ like “skiing”

Wilsonl
4 years 5 months ago

Ing.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 5 months ago

Even if it was just for the publicity of having the first woman and first Asian GM, she really did deserve the job over Colletti.

roomwithamoose
4 years 5 months ago

Kinda wanted to see her find a gm role somewhere. If I’m not mistaken she was partly responsible in setting up the Yankees championship teams 98-2000.

disgruntledreader
4 years 5 months ago

I’m pretty sure the SVP Ops title was the one Alderson had in his first stint in the MLB offices. Here’s hoping that Ng can follow the same path back into a front office in a GM or CEO role for one of the clubs she’ll be serving now. She’s the smartest baseball person I’ve ever met. By a LONG shot.

marlinsdoit
4 years 5 months ago

Ng? Hmmm.. How do you pronounce this?

Chuck345
4 years 5 months ago

lol, Chuck345 minus the 6

rockfordone
4 years 5 months ago

Torre got back at the umps quickly

4 years 5 months ago

I just hope this means some changes in the way umpires do things… and possibly pink slips for Doug Eddings, Joe West, and the like.

davengmusic
4 years 5 months ago

Add CB Bucknor to the pink slip list, and I’ll be a happy man.

Infield Fly
4 years 5 months ago

Hand one to Bucknor and one to Angel Hern├índez, and scream “You’re outta here!” It’s about time we saw some umps ejected!

$7562574
4 years 5 months ago

is budt selling still not fired?

davengmusic
4 years 5 months ago

I was really rooting for Kim Ng to get the Seattle job over Jack Z. Hopefully this will be a nice springboard into something bigger. From a fellow Ng to another, good luck Kim!

4 years 5 months ago

I was so excited when I heard she got a new job, as I was sure it was a GM position. I’ll still take it, as this could raise her visibility, but really. It seems like we’ve been having this discussion for five years now. Give the girl a team!

East Coast Bias
4 years 5 months ago

Anything to help the umps realize that fans don’t pay money to watch THEM make calls. They seriously need a reality check.

Gumby65
4 years 5 months ago

Dodger players should no longer fear the arbitration process. Kim Ng has never lost argument. Oh yes, there has only been one case, but they (players) chose to never go down that road with her a second time.

NOTE: I am not being sexist, just stating the fact

Matt
4 years 5 months ago

Good for Kim and good for Logan White as he becomes the prime successor to Ned Colleti. How he managed to keep his job over those 2 is beyond me.

And Keith Hernandez never said that. The poster above is probably alluding to him saying “Women don’t belong in the dugout”

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

Really thought she would replace NedCO someday.. I’ve backed off the Colletti hate for a year or so, really can’t hate the guy that much when you don’t know what hes really allowed to do(or not do)

Pavilionbum
4 years 5 months ago

Sorry to see Ng go. Who knows, if the Dodger GM spot opens up in the near future she could always come back. She had a great career as the assistant to three different Dodger GM’s. I wonder if Logan White will be promoted to her AGM position (from his current sub-AGM position).

ugotrpk3113
4 years 5 months ago

I’ve seen a couple pieces on her and am always impressed at how she appears to handle her business in such a genderless manner. Hopefully she will have big things in her future, she’s a person (gender out of it) that the MLB needs.

GoDoyers
4 years 5 months ago

Jackie Chan’s stunt double has finally left Hollywood.

Chuck345
4 years 5 months ago

“Looks like a citation to me.”

– Chuck3456

NatsTown
4 years 5 months ago

hahaha seriously, how ridiculous was that