The Miami Marlins had a strange trade deadline. I wrote extensively about what The Fish needed to do and then reviewed how it went. One thing thst has become clear is that the Miami Marlins didn’t have a clear path as to what to actually do. There was one specific trade that the Miami Marlins failed to do, that received more attention than the trade that we actually did do. Upon further review, Kim Ng isn’t looking good in her role.
The Miami Marlins may need to consider parting from Kim Ng.
It was clear that the Miami Marlins needed to sell at the trade deadline, but despite this being a particularly easy path to take, it doesn’t appear as if Kim Ng thought that this was the way to go. She in fact seemed to almost be unaware of which way to actually take the team.
If as rumored there’s no plan to extend Pablo López, then he needed to be traded while his value was at its highest. The fact that he wasn’t traded is highly concerning, when one realizes what Kim Ng has been saying about the plans that the Miami Marlins actually had at the trade deadline….
Here’s what Kim Ng said:
"“I’m not sure if we’re gonna be a clear buyer or a clear seller,” Ng, who noted she believes the Marlins have a “very outside shot” to make a playoff run, said Saturday. “It’s a little more complex than that.”“The trade deadline is always challenging,” Ng said, “because you’re always trying to improve the club in some way.”Ng said the slew of injuries makes it “really complicated” when it comes to finalizing decisions at the deadline.“As hard as we’ve been hit,” Ng said, “we’re in the middle of the pack [in the standings].”"
In other words, Kim Ng doesn’t want to admit that she built a flawed roster and had no idea what to do at the trade deadline. These are some of the worst things that you can have your GM say. The Miami Marlins need a GM with experience and willingness to make tough decisions. We need one as soon as possible.