San Diego, CA- As the San Diego Padres continue their search for their next general manager, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports believes if the San Diego Padres want to be a better team, then Kim Ng should be their next GM.
In his article “If the Padres want a better ball club, Kim Ng should be their next GM”, Tim Brown states
"Kim Ng should be the next general manager of the San Diego Padres not because the game has never had a woman general manager, and not because the glass in the game’s ceiling is so old it’s held in place by lead, and not because it’s time, whatever that means. It’s not even because Kim Ng deserves a shot, true as that might be.Kim Ng should be the next GM of the Padres because San Diego deserves a better baseball team.Owner Ron Fowler and president Mike Dee seek a new direction, as they up and fired the old one mid-season. Maybe Fowler and Dee are strong enough and secure enough, to hire the person most qualified to run baseball operations for the Padres."
Last week CBS Sports Jon Heyman reported that MLB Senior Vice President for Baseball Operations Kim Ng is under consideration for the San Diego Padres General Manager opening.
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Kim Ng is not only the most powerful woman in Major League Baseball, but one of the most powerful people in Major League Baseball. Kim Ng oversees Major League Baseball’s international baseball operations, scouting bureau, fall league and is the right hand of Major League Baseball Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre.
Kim Ng is known around baseball as one of the best baseball minds in the game.
Kim Ng began her baseball career as an intern with the Chicago White Sox, then became the youngest person and first woman to present a big-league salary arbitration case. In 1997 at age 29 she became the youngest assistant general manager in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees. In 2001 she left the Yankees to become the assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2011 Kim Ng left the Dodgers to become the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball.
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Ng has previously interviewed for GM jobs with the Dodgers, Mariners and the Padres. Ng was a finalist for the Padres GM job in 2009, before the Padres chose to go with Jed Hoyer. Ng would become the first female general manager in any sport if the Padres choose to select her as the teams new GM.
Brown ended his column by asking Padres management to do the right thing and hire Kim Ng.
"The Padres should not concern themselves with hiring the first woman to do a job she could do and do well. They should concern themselves with hiring Kim Ng, because it’s a job she could do and do well.Because San Diego deserves a better ball club."