Multiple reports have come out saying that current MLB senior vice president of baseball operations Kim Ng will interview for the San Diego Padres vacant general manager position.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the former assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees would be the first female general manager in any sport if she lands the prestigious job.
This is not her first time interviewing for a general manager position. Ng also has interviewed with the Dodgers, Mariners, and previously with the Padres.
Ng is not new to the GM capabilities. She is more than confident in the happenings of the front office.
She has some stiff competition with the job. Under consideration is Dodgers scouting director Logan White, ex-Marlins GM Larry Beinfest, Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler, Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and Padres assistant GM A.J. Hinch.
Still, she won’t let that stray away from her focus. Ng has a strong confidence and will about her that not only sticks out as a woman, but as a person in this industry as well. Reid Forgrave of Fox Sports had this to say about Ng.
I say this often to the women who are positioned to be the barrier breakers: They are never conscious of their impact, says Donna Lopiano, a sports management consultant and the former CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Kim Ng has already made her name in Major League Baseball, the additional strides are just an added bonus. I can’t wait to see what her future holds whether this general manager position is hers or not.