Kim Ng Rumors
The latest on the Angels' GM opening...
- The Angels are expected to obtain permission from the Rangers to interview assistant GM Thad Levine once the World Series ends, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times.
- Former Dodgers GM Dan Evans will interview for the job Thursday or Friday, according to DiGiovanna (on Twitter).
- DiGiovanna points out that Rays executive VP of baseball operations hasn't pulled himself out of the running for the job.
- Yankees draft guru Damon Oppenheimer will not be called back for a second interview, tweets SI's Jon Heyman, but director of professional scouting Billy Eppler will speak to the Angels again.
- Kim Ng will interview for the position today, tweets Heyman.
- Omar Minaya, Andrew Friedman, Jerry Dipoto, and Rick Hahn still appear to be under consideration, while Thad Levine and Dan Evans could also interview.
7:55pm: The Angels will interview Rick Hahn of the White Sox and Tory Hernandez, their own manager of baseball information, along with Oppenheimer, Eppler, Ng and Dipoto, according to Yahoo's Tim Brown (Twitter links). The interviews will likely take place in the coming week.
12:18pm: The Angels are also interested in Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine, report Olney and Mark Saxon. Levine has ties to the area, having worked for the Dodgers for a year and earned his MBA from UCLA.
10:59am: The Angels will interview Kim Ng for their GM opening, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney. Ng currently works for MLB with a focus on international operations. She was previously the Dodgers' assistant general manager for nine years, and interviewed for three GM vacancies during that time. Before that, Ng was assistant GM with the Yankees and also worked for the White Sox and MLB. Ng, who ranked tenth on our list of GM candidates, would be the first female to take on the role.
So far we've heard that Diamondbacks' Jerry Dipoto and the Yankees' Damon Oppenheimer and Billy Eppler will be interviewed for the Angels GM job. Owner Arte Moreno outlined his criteria earlier this month.
THURSDAY, 9:09am: Chris Jenkins of the San Diego Union-Tribune describes the Hoyer hiring as "imminent," but says no announcement is scheduled for today.
Hoyer and Los Angeles Assistant GM Kim Ng have both been interviewed. It is unclear if anyone else has been interviewed, with San Diego staying quiet about the search.
Padres' CEO Jeff Moorad has said he'd like to name a GM prior to the World Series, so it is reasonable to expect an announcement sooner than later.
As for Kevin Towers, whom Hoyer would be succeeding, his destination remains unclear. Olney wrote last week that "it figures that Towers will take a job with the Yankees as a special assistant in the months ahead."
But Brock reports that Towers could "conceivably take a spot in the Red Sox front office -- possibly as a special assistant or in the scouting department -- if Hoyer is indeed hired by the Padres."