The Miami Marlins set baseball aflutter with their momentous hiring of Kim Ng as their general manager. Accolades have poured in for Ng, who becomes the first woman and the first Asian-American to hold the position of GM. Those diminishing the gravity of this hire have been appropriately shouted down, like the Athletic’s Britt Ghiroli does via Twitter here, but on the whole, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal goes back to Ng’s beginnings in baseball, speaking with former big-league exec Dan Evans, who hired her as an intern when she was 21 years old. From her first time leading an arbitration hearing, to her recruitment by the league offices, to Evans’ hiring of Ng for a second time, the former Dodgers’ GM speaks glowingly of Ng and her readiness to take on the leadership of a ballclub. Said Evans (per Rosenthal):
Part of the reason she’s going to be great is because perseverance is one of her stronger character assets. It’s going to allow her to recognize that maybe it didn’t happen in the speed she would have liked. But has there ever been a more qualified person on the first day on the job? I can’t remember one.
“The Marlins didn’t hire her as a woman. They hired her because she’s the most qualified person for the job. In my mind, she has been a number of times. The ownership groups who interviewed her just weren’t ready for whatever reason. I’m thrilled about what the Marlins did. As the father of a couple of daughters, I always want that person who is going to shatter a ceiling to be ready for the opportunity, because there is enormous pressure to be that first person. She doesn’t have the ability to fail in some areas that a guy would. There is going to be far more attention. She’s not only ready, but she has been ready. They hired the best and most qualified person who also happens to be the first female general manager. It’s a great statement for the game and the progression of our society.”
MLB.com’s Anne Rogers provides a number of reactions to Ng’s hiring. In terms of the importance this hiring has for the league and for women, Rachel Balkovec, a Yankees Minor League hitting coach said this (per Rogers):
It changes the conversation from, ‘Oh it’s never been done,’ to, ‘Oh, well, Kim’s doing it so you can do it. With Jeter, I think that’s important, too, because it’s like, ‘Well, if he can make that decision, somebody who has that much respect in the game, anybody can make the decision.’ It changes the conversation and the idea that people have about what a GM looks like. The importance really just can’t be overstated.”
Jeter’s relationship with Ng goes back to her time as an assistant GM with the Yankees from 1998 until 2001. That Jeter knows Ng so well goes a long way in instilling confidence in her abilities to steer the Marlins in the right direction. The presumption of skepticism, to be clear, has everything to do with the usual skepticism that goes with being a new GM. For Jeter and for those who know Ng, however, there isn’t a hint of doubt that she was the right hire.
Ng is described by those who worked for her as an attentive, gracious, and measured leader. For example, she got players with the Dodgers to call Evans to thank him when they clinched a division title, even though Evans had been fired before the start of the season, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. That kind of attention and compassion goes a long way in a business requiring cold calculations that dispatch players to-and-fro without their say-so.
For all the affirmations of her character, Ng was hired because the Marlins believe she’s the right person to bring a championship back to Miami. That, too, is Ng’s goal. Per MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, Ng says:
This challenge is one I don’t take lightly. When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely a woman would lead a Major League team, but I am dogged in the pursuit of my goals. My goal is now to bring championship baseball to Miami. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve.”
Let’s hear what jack morris thinks
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So does this open the door for female baseball players? Hmmm…
No. Most likely a Women’s MLB like the WNBA…probably a WMLB, which is long overdue.
But probably softball I’d assume? So It could just be MLS… no need to sexify it at that point…but MLS is taken by soccer… which could change to MLF to fit with world standards? But then again no other soccer league goes by “major league” so they could just change it to American League… but wait we’re back to baseball…
Yeah I don’t understand why that doesn’t exist yet. I think plenty of girls would love to play baseball and know there might be a future in it. On a different note, this is how I imagine softball was proposed to a youth team the first time.
” So while the boys are over there practicing, I had something that I wanted to show y’all. Here is a softball: It’s closer to the size of a bowling ball than to a baseball, it’s neon green, you throw it like this *proceeds to imitate a Looney Tunes cartoon punch*, and if feels like an empty coconut. What do y’all think?
“I want to play baseball.”
“Could it hurt somebody?”
“I wanna go home!”
“Where’s my daddy!”
Though I do think baseball should be a girls sport as well.
WNBA has been carried by the NBA, and it has lost money for years. It would have been bankrupt within the first couple years.
Great…..let’s double the price on the MLB tickets, so we can carry WMLB which no one will go to see!!!!!!!!
Women’s sports are boring
Around here, the girls played because it was a social occasion. Basketball was hyper-competitive, but almost none of the girls bothered with other sports.
Long over due? While I applaud the hire, literally no one is asking for a women’s baseball league.
Not sure it’s overdue. Not even really sure what that means. I’m questioning whether there’s much viability in a women’s baseball league.
Will Tom Hanks manage one of those teams?
Ups should research that a little more. WNBA was never given the same opportunity to succeed as NBA, basically they were set up for failure.
I feel like a women’s league would be cool, sadly there’s probably no money in it.
Yea because the WNBA is thriving….
“There’s no crying in Baseball!!”
Which actually isn’t true. For some odd reason i have the image of Julian Tavarez balling his eyes out after the Indians lost to the Braves in the ’95 World Series permanently seared into my brain
sound like a new york fan.
that logo say you are
yo never be a real marlins fan till yo know their real logo ,real stadium color and uniform colors
I wish. Mo’ne Davis was really the movement we needed on that front, but she prefers basketball (not that there’s anything wrong with her following her passion, but there will need to be a figurehead for women in the MLB)..
It’s an important step but there are many more hurdles to overcome. The biggest being keeping them playing baseball through high school.
The door is already open. If a woman comes along who is good enough, she’ll play. I don’t expect it to happen, but I suppose it could.
If a female baseball player emerges who really is good enough to play with the boys, why not?
If one was good enough to play she would already be playing, true for any sports. It’s not men holding woman back it’s nature, men and women are not equal when it comes to physical capabilities.
I mean Hailey Cruse hit .457 in 24 games? Something like that, and she can play center like Cody Bellinger
Hahah. Hilarious post. Jack rarely seems to take the high road
Women are much weaker and cannot compete with men without being a man who calls themselves woman
Love this hire. Congrats to the Marlins.
She’s not the first Asian-American to hold the position of GM. That distinction belongs to Rich Cho, who was GM of the Portland Trail Blazers.
I think it was referring to baseball.
Sounds like a great hire but I wonder how much power she will have with Jeter at the helm. Jeter has done a great job so far unloading Stanton (where everyone was outraged at first) and reloading young talent. Where does she play in with him?
Jeter’s crew operates as a committee. She will fit right in with that.
“We decided to ask Tony La Russa what he thought of the hire, and this is what he had to say, “WOMAN…” We’ll be right back after these messages.”
Shortly after, LaRussa was seen headed to a bar…
Wally Backman was waiting for him.
And later seen exiting said bar and instead of pulling out his cell phone to call a Cab, Uber, or LYFT he pulled out his Khakis
Ng was with the White Sox in the 1990’s in some capacity.
I am sure she and Tony know each other.
Classy lady, they say.
Ozzie Guillen had great things to say about her.
Wait a minute… she doesnt have a penis? How can she be GM?
Why should it matter when half the GM’s have no balls?
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This made me laugh.
I don’t see why a woman cant run a team into the ground any worse than a man could.
But she won’t
Heh… especially the Marlins, whose fans have suffered through decades of fire sales and bad ownership
Yet have more championships than several other teams.
“The Marlins didn’t hire her as a woman. They hired her because she’s the most qualified person for the job.
Most important part of the article in my opinion.
This should be the most important detail in ANY hiring.
Legitimate question here, if she fails does this hurt the chances of another woman being hired in the future?
I don’t really think so. She comes from such I great background that I just expect her to do well. I expect a good build up to a really great Marlins franchise that then proceeds to wane like any team does. Though if she somehow is Kim “Jon Daniels” Ng, then I don’t see how that would affect other women. Definitely might turn off the Marlins from the idea, but I wouldn’t throw the idea of a woman GM in the trash after that. That’s a very stereotyped thing to do, so I’d say no. Especially if the next is qualified as well.
Did you know that every GM that had to be fired were men? Doesn’t seem to have had an effect on hiring another one, though.
Sadly, probably “yes.”
I don’t think so. Women are getting more prominent positions in sports. Obviously this is a big one but it is just part of a larger trend. Best example I can think of is Frank Robinson, who was the first black manager. His Indians teams had limited success but he, and other men of color, continued to get managerial opportunities.
Agree. She has great depth and breadth of Industry Experience. She’s a very good candidate to be a GM and was hired accordingly. I don’t think her hiring is a great predictor for hiring other women bc I don’t think there are a lot of similarly qualified women in the industry. That said I very much doubt she’ll do anything that tarnishes the idea of hiring other women. Additionally, #42 wasn’t selected to break the color barrier solely based on baseball talent. His personal makeup and the overall circumstance of the 1947 Dodgers was also part of the picture. Ng is similarly positioned with the Marlins. They are on the upswing and that puts her in a good position to succeed while any overt attention or spotlight could be focused on her. Best of luck to someone breaking the Glass Ceiling.
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If another woman somewhere in an organization is proving she is making positive impacts that are helping clubs win or build long lasting success you’ll see other women get a shot.
Honestly its a pretty low bar in Miami, it’s not like it’s New York or Boston or Philadelphia. The pieces are coming together for the Marlins, if Jeter lets her spend a little bit the fish could be back in the postseason again soon.
Ng clearly has a ton of experience as a baseball executive and makes perfect sense as a GM.
How many other women have similar experience in MLB front offices? Is this the start of more high profile female hires in baseball? Or was Ng a unique case?
Very happy for her, and well deserved, but the Marlins are playing this pretty bad. They’ve actually made her their Twitter account’s profile picture. When you start treating her better/more than anyone else because of her gender, you invite speculation as to whether you hired her BECAUSE of her gender (PR) rather than her qualifications, and she deserves better than that.
I expect the profile pic is just a temporary thing. Nothing wrong with celebrating a new hire.
The issue, from my perspective, is that I am not sure she is truly a GM. The reason is, she didn’t really replace anyone. If the Marlins had a traditional structure, with a GM making all the decisions, then she’d be a true GM. Say, for example, she replaced Klentak: that’s a real GM.
If Jeter makes all the decisions, then he is effectively the GM. In this scenario, without knowing her true responsibility, it is hard to know her exact role.
She replaced Michael Hill.
I just like watching Joe Says and Joe Brady argue.
no one know that but you lol
I believe she’ll be the top decision-maker in baseball ops. Close enough.
GM’s position has changed the past 10 years and we all know that. You are the info gatherer for the president and owner. They are making the calls. GM’s are whipping boys or whipping woman in this case. Fall guys.
I agree with your principle, but I think it’s appropriate for them to feature her on their Twitter. She’s the new top baseball decision-maker in the org. If they go out and sign George Springer, he might get a run as the profile pic afterward. Not that there’s any chance that they’re signing George Springer.
A few year back a woman played goalie for the Tampa bay lightning of the nhl, It was an emergency thing but still. I fell like a woman could play in the mlb. Clearly she wouldn’t put up power numbers but 2nd base or CF could be played by a high contact, speedy woman.
I feel like a woman could play goalie in the nhl (height would be the only issue) and maybe even the nba.
Im curious of your thoughts?
Probably not. My pure guess is that the fastest woman in the world is a lot slower than Kyler Murray was when he was drafted. The faster baseball woman might be slower than the slowest CF in BB. And the fastest women baseball pitch is 69 mph. That’s definitely slower than some of my friends threw in the local schoolyard.
I actually talked about this with somebody who has coached women’s sports for years, and he actually said no. He didn’t think women should play in men’s sports for the sake of themselves. This is what he said: Any fame or notoriety a woman had playing in women’s sports would be drained away so quick by playing in men’s sports. Even if you were great at playing in a women’s league, you would merely be below average in a men’s league. Not in a sexist way, it’s just the human anatomy. Women have weaker, but more flexible bones than men while men have stronger yet less flexible bones than women. So a man could hit a woman with a pitch, and it would do way more damage to her than it would a typical man.
So I’d lean towards no. There is always an exception to the rule, like how Serena Williams could probably beat any man in tennis or how Ronda Rousey could’ve beat most men in her prime (literally). So it wouldn’t be sexism keeping them back, it’s just how their ability would really translate to men’s sports.
I remember Michelle Wie failing miserably in men’s golf.
Serena Williams is the best female player of all time, but the number 500 male player in the world would crush her in her prime. Rhonda Rousey may be able to kick your ass or mine, but any male MMA fighter would take her out in seconds. This isn’t sexism. It’s truth.
Truth is a selective word. It is also isn’t facts. You’re just guessing and making an assumption. Has Serena been paired against male counterparts? Has Rhonda fought male MMA fighters?
What’s the average speed of her serve, as compared to say, Roddick?
And of course these things involve assumptions. Just in the local softball league, I had probably 3-4 teammates that can throw harder than any woman in the world. One of the guys I went to HS with was faster than any woman in the world. And these were just regular guys that weren’t close to the pros.
Sorry, but the difference between women’s sports and guy’s sports is pretty big. My daughter was first-team all-league in B-ball. But on the guy’s team, half of them could dunk.
actually, serena has played against men in mixed doubles. There are plenty videos about it. She had lots of trouble returning serves… she looked like me on the tennis court.
Ronda has also admitted that men and women are different and she would not do very wellin a match man. Nothing to be ashamed of…just apples to oranges
I’ve thought about this too. There probably isn’t a good chance of this happening in today’s game – because it is all about power/velocity. If/when the game goes back to valuing speed/defense/contact, I could definitely see it happening.
Very few women run well enough to be a defensive asset in the outfield, and pretty much no women throw well enough to play 3B or SS at the MLB level. Even a woman with world class speed would not be a 70 or 80 grade runner in baseball. I’m not sure you’re recognizing how good these guys are.
I’m all for equality, and I’d love for my daughter to get a law degree and work for BB somewhere or somehow.
But you cannot compare the athletic ability. I’ve probably seen 500 of her games. At their best, her and he teammates played good defense, hit the boards, and ran well. The best shooter on the team wasn’t close to the best guy shooter. The fastest girl on the team, probably my daughter, might not have beaten any of the guys in a foot race. I’m not sure any of them could touch the back board, while most of the guys could touch the rim, or dunk. I don’t think any of the girls were 5’10” (short team), while at least half the guys were 5’10”.
I loved watching my daughter play, but she is not a guy.
Hard to picture a woman as an NBA starter or even as a bench player getting any PT. The diffetence in speed, power, vertical leap and range on a jump shot are going to be real challenges. WNBA also plays with a smaller ball. That’s before you factor in being shorter and smaller (muscle mass and weight) in almost all cases.
You can roster anyone you want, but this isn’t the case where you can have a nuanced hire fake it. NBA players offer brutal competition and there’s no place on the court to hide.
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Marlins have built a pretty decent roster.
She faces a pretty tough issue with spending so she will have to be smart on trades and who she signs. Top priority should be bring back Realmuto. Thatd be a huge success for her.
Marlins have a surplus of OFs MLB ready so she could choose to deal from that surplus to fill team needs.
if the fish re-sign JTR for 20+million, I am going to faint.
no one want the of Miami has unless they still in minors
Talent and ability have no boundaries. The glass ceiling needs to be broken. IT DOES NOT MATTER: sex, religion, color, national origin, ALL FACTORS of appearance, sexual orientation, age, etc. The BEST ONE gets the job. Any and every job.
Congratulations Ms.. Ng.
Why is everyone talking about women playing men’s sports? This is about a woman in a management position of a sport played by men. It makes perfect sense except for the fact that it took this long. It has nothing at all to do with a woman playing a man’s sport.
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MLBTR’s posters reaction to the Kim Ng hiring; “…but we *still* don’t know how to pronounce ‘Ng'”.
LOL! I was watching MLB Network and they all pronounced it “ang” as in tangle.
This has been an interesting comments section to say the least lol. BTW, I just say N-G even though I know it’s -ing. Sounds more notorious lol.
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Certainly has been.
A few of the posters had some pretty complex items to contribute. Seemed like language professors, or something.
Which is awesome.
I love it when we’re not just a bunch of stereotypical jocks.
I doubt any of us are “stereotypical jocks” lol.
I’m just wondering when we are going to get our first woman poster on MLBTR. (I bet there probably are, but it’s funny to think that somebody could title themselves “the first woman to post on MLBTR” lol)
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I like that attitude, man.
Ya know, if I was ever going to just straight troll (not that I don’t toss a line in the water once in awhile) I’d have a screen name like HotYankeeChick69. Have some semi-scandalous avatar & watch the upvotes pour in lol
Been here for awhile actually. I just don’t read the comments or post that often.
“Appropriately shouted down”??? How did we become a nation in which we squash the speech of anyone who disagrees with us? I think it’s great that she was hired, because she’s an eminently qualified candidate. But while stories of the Angels’ hiring of Perry Minasian are rife with details of his talents and records, Ng’s qualities are relegated to footnote status relative to her being a woman. I don’t think people understand how sexist and racist it is to lead with her gender and ethnicity, rather than her track record.
Though with anything like this that’s gonna be the first item brought up about her. That’s like saying RBG was the first woman on the supreme court or Obama was the first black president. That’s gonna be the first thing people say about her regardless of what she does or is. If they didn’t say that it would like ignoring an Asian-Female Elephant in the room. She does have a track record a mile long, but she is always going to be known for being the first woman GM. Say what you want about that, but it has been happening for a long time to many different people.
RBG wasn’t the first woman on the Supreme Court.
Well. That’s just my ignorance lol. I didn’t realize O’Connor was the first woman on the supreme court. Learn something new everyday. So just replace every time I said RBG with O’Connor lol.
Whats wrong with squashing people who say stuff like “a woman can’t ever be a good GM”
Its their right to say it, and its my right to call them a smoothbrained moron.
Perfect summary. People are allowed to be tools, just as much as people are allowed to call them out on it.
You would like to think that but it ain’t true. The double-edge sword is sharpened and out.
Who said that?
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Yes, some people don’t understand how sexist and racist it is to celebrate a legitimate progression in professional sports – namely, they don’t understand that it isn’t sexist or racist at all.
Also, the vast majority of coverage I’ve read on the hiring has talked at length about Ng’s professional history and qualifications. I disagree that anybody is downplaying or ignoring the fact that she’s extremely qualified in favor of just focusing on what boxes she checks off.
Because comments like “how long did she play?” surfaced aplenty & yet no one asks that of the men when they’re hired.
Her gender & race are relevant and should be the lead story. It’s groundbreaking. She’s deserved this position for awhile now & had to sit back while the Dumb-browski & Anthopolouses of the world get chance after chance..
I don’t think people understand how sexist and racist it is to lead with her gender and ethnicity, rather than her track record.
The issue is that almost no one in the world knows her track record. They know her job titles.
We know she left the LAD in 2011. The LAD 2010 draft yielded only Peterson in the 11th round. The 2009 drafted absolutely nothing. 2008 was mediocre, and 2007 was a complete bust..
Was she responsible for these poor drafts? And, if she wasn’t responsible for these poor drafts, then what were her accomplishments?
The fact is, none of know what her accomplishments are.
I like the fact that the first female GM is a legit hire. This wasn’t hiring a woman as a publicity stunt, she’s a strong candidate who just coincidentally happens to be female.
Congratulations, Kim Ng.
Nicely done, Derek Jeter and the Marlins.
Nothing, as far as the Marlins are concerned, is legit. The organization has always been and always will be a clown show.
Says the Red Sox fan who’s team was recently tagged for cheating…
and hired a 2x cheater as their manager.
Well, when asked if the Marlins needed any more pitchers, she answered
I think we drink enough thanks.
she knows what a diamond is… but how are her sandwich making skills?
Like any other GM…just someone who’ll be fired in a few years.
I think it’s a great hire. She has the baseball ops experience but the real question is how well she can evaluate talent. I wonder how much of that falls on a scout and the GM. Maybe the GM doesnt need a keen eye but has to have the right people to evaluate for you.
Congratulations to Kim. As a Dodger fan I appreciate her hard work for our organization and would note that I can only recall reading and hearing praise and respect for her contributions during, I might add, some difficult times. I love the Dan Evans story–totally consistent with everything I have ever heard. I wish her the very best.
my wife has a friend named the same ng. it is surely pronounced as ‘ing’.
I tried pronouncing “Ng” out loud for the first time and I was almost punched by an offended African-American man.
Don’t try it.
Comedy isn’t your thing. Don’t try it.
I wasn’t familiar with her but I really like the hire, she has been around the game for a long time and I hope more women get hired. And as for female ball players here is a story of one a few years back from my local independent league.
A female pitcher one of these days in the mlb? She would have to be uber talented but yes, very possible.
But a female catcher? NEVER. Women hate catching. Only real men are catchers.
She will never be fired in fear of discrimination lawsuit
That’s not true. Do you think that we as women aren’t intelligent enough to know if we haven’t done a good job? If she’s bad at what she does there will be enough evidence to support her dismissal.
Insipid post. Stop speaking on behalf of all women. I am sure Kim Ng can handle herself. Is this a comment about Kim or just about you?
You believe all GM’s are fired for doing bad jobs? Not hardly. Many times they are the fall guy. Will her sex be an issue if that happens to her? I would hope she gets it, time will tell.
You’re missing hte most important perspective— what does Aubrey Huff think?
Some of the back and forth is a little crazy. She’s been in baseball for 30 years. She obviously knows her stuff. She doesn’t have to hit a baseball 450 feet or throw one at 98 to know her stuff. This is noteworthy because she’s a woman, but there will come a time when it won’t be. Businesses look for talent/ability. If she has it, she’s going to keep the job. If she doesn’t, she won’t. That’s the way it should be.
I hear you but we’re just going through the growing pains of this type of transition. I see no issues with female executives in men’s sports. Finally, they’ll know how it feels to get hard objects thrown at them from 60ft 6in; or have grown men adjust their cups in front of them; catapult into a wall at tremendous force; or suffer from painful cramps in their stomachs and legs. I want the other gender to understand how that feels.
Can I get an “Amen” fellas???
She’s just a figurehead, Jeter runs the Marlins. Anyone who doesn’t understand that this is a PR move doesn’t live in the real world….
She’s far more qualified than some of the male executives. I highly doubt Jeets is willing to risk his personal wealth for a PR move..
He did date Mariah Carey no?
being far more qualified than some of the male executives..
but little Havana was brought up by couple front office people.
She is qualified. The GM position in Miami itself is not a terrific gig since Jeter has final say and they go mostly by committee but maybe she will have his ear. Her knowledge and experience are real.
got it right.. but she has to still know how to complete a deal.
im still wondering who made zac gallen trade . plus she has to know is a team trying get rid of a player like dback was with Jazz Chisholm .
ng’s hiring really woke up a lot of incels and men with bruised egos, sad.
how so? I dont see any scathing articles about the hire or anonymous quotes saying the hire was awful.
clearly you haven’t read all the comments here or the original post plenty of interesting comments there
Her gender doesn’t matter nor should it. Track record and results do. Now she will be measured on wins and championships. No different than any man who holds the job will be measured by.
If she doesn’t deliver she will be fired. Just like every man who’s held that job. Unless you’re Jon Daniels I guess……
with all due respect, in this case, gender does/did matter. It was advertised as such and the first hire of its kind. No way to avoid it. So the more times we say gender and other identifiers don’t matter, we are reminded that they do matter.
She was hired, so that nullifies whatever feelings you have on the matter.
Who cares how you say NG! Im sure she will correct all those who dont know. She probably doesnt care what us clowns think anyhows, i hope she kicks ass. I really dont care if she is the 1st this or that. Does not matter. Cmon.enuf with the gender crap. Its all about winning baseball games. Period.
For the Dodger fans here, was she responsible for any of the LAD drafts?
Who has diminished it? And shouted down is just a nice way of saying we’ve bullied and canceled those people.
Publicity stunt….I highly doubt she knows more about baseball and management etc than other candidates…..
There are going to be individuals saying that this hiring is a great in for women’s rights. Is it actually? Depends on what individual girls growing up actually feel the butterfly effects from this and what butterfly ripples they will enact in turn.
I’m the only one asking and caring (about myself), but personally? This signing is “Eh. Okay”. I’m not a historian nor a writer nor an activist of any kind. To add to that, I probably won’t be working with the Marlins FO, let alone any MLB club (not with that attitude I won’t, amirite?), so the most investment I have (and benefit from as an human being) towards this hiring is “Good for Her” and “All the best”.
Historic? Not for me, but maybe on a national or worldwide level? Okay in any case.
Life changing(for the best)? Not for me, but good for those that it is.
Regardless of race and gender it’s very hard to become a GM of a baseball team. Imagine dreaming about being the next radio voice of the LA Dodgers in the 1960s and over 50 years later you are still waiting. These prominent baseball positions are a premium. It is an accomplishment to be GM and there is no reason to point to her gender when thousands of men have tried and failed to get where she is.
For the Dodger fans here, was she responsible for any of the LAD drafts?
I asked this once before, and didn’t see an answer. Does anyone know if she was responsible for the LAD drafts, and if so, which ones?
If the answer is that no one knows, which is what I suspect, then everyone can drop the ‘uniquely qualified’ comments.
FWIW, I said the same thing about Bloom when he joined the RS. Everyone said what a great job he did with TB. But since he was not GM, we had no idea what his contributions were. Same with Ng.
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I think you’re asking the wrong question, as the GM and assistant GMs aren’t the ones making draft picks.
According to this profile from 2011, her duties with the Dodgers were primarily in free agent and trade negotiations, arbitration, and day to day roster situations.
That’s a fine article, and I like much of what I heard. My only exception is that they seemed to give her a lot of praise for avoiding arbitration. Theoretically, anyone could avoid arbitration by offering the highest amount.
But I did like what she said regarding attitude and leadership, etc. I always thought the NYY scored high in that regard.
will this help bring in over sea people? maybe not . if jeter spend. Ha-Seong Kim ?