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Saturday BP: Congrats to Kim Ng!

The Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng to be their GM, where she will be the first woman and first Asian-American to hold that position for an MLB team.

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Hello and happy Saturday.

The San Francisco Giants were quiet on Friday, but there was still MLB news to celebrate. The Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng to be their next General Manager. She becomes the first woman to be an MLB GM, the first Asian-American to be an MLB GM, and is believed to be the first woman to hold that position for any major professional men’s sports team in North America.

You might recall that the Giants were interested in Ng two years ago when they were looking for a president of baseball operations, before ultimately hiring Farhan Zaidi instead.

Ng’s achievement is monumental, though any story about it needs to include just how overdue it is. It’s overdue to have a woman as an MLB GM. It’s overdue to have an Asian-American as an MLB GM. And it’s overdue to have Ng, specifically, as a GM. Or as McCovey Chronicles alumnus Jen Ramos put it:

Here’s hoping the Marlins give Ng the resources necessary to excel at the position. Huge congrats to her on an incredibly well-deserved and overdue achievement.

Old, random MCC article for you to read

Giants revamp scouting department (Dec. 8, 2018 — Bryan Murphy)

Giants links

How many days until Opening Day?

There are 138 days until Opening Day.

Have a swell Saturday.