Kim Ng has officially failed as Miami Marlins GM
By Neil Raymond
The Miami Marlins made history by naming Kim Ng the first female GM in MLB history. Unfortunately this placed dual pressures on her in the form of both being the first female GM and a first-tule GM. It’s sad for me to mention that there’s still people out there who question female GM’s, therefore Kim Ng was put in the unfair position of being judged based on her gender. It is therefore very sad for me to say that Kim Ng is doing a terrible job so far.
Kim Ng made a couple of costly errors as GM of the Miami Marlins
We can go back to last off-season to see her first big mistake. Why did she bring in Avisaíl García to the Miami Marlins? He was too streaky and inconsistent to be given essentially a 4 year contract. It made no sense to give out thst contract then, and makes even less sense now when he’s batting .232/.269/.322. If he didn’t want to take a 1 year contract, it was better to avoid him.
The Miami Marlins have more than just a bad contract on our hands, we also didn’t improve our hitting enough at the trade deadline. Kim Ng made a good trade, but only one and largely stood pat. Why didnt she trade SP Pablo López for hitting? He was already pitching for more innings than he ever did before, and went from an ace to a mid rotation starter, as he has a 7.20 ERA over the last month. She put a large price on him and failed to move him. Now his value is lower and a good return might not be out there in the off-season.
What should the Miami Marlins do now? If Bruce Sherman doesn’t give Kim Ng the necessary funds to bring in top free agents, he’s setting her up to fail. He needs to realize the PR nightmare thst he’s setting up if he doesn’t help her get out of the mess that he may have created.
The Miami Marlins need to either give Kim Ng the money to fix her mistakes, replace her with a veteran GM (no, not Jon Daniels please) or watch her make more bad moves. The time to act is now.