NY Mets: Five general manager options to replace Brodie Van Wagenen
By Michael Calascione
4) Kim Ng
Kim Ng is a highly regarded executive within Major League Baseball’s offices. She is currently the Senior Vice President of baseball operations in the Commissioner’s office but has been a three-time assistant GM with the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Yankees.
She has also interviewed for several GM positions throughout her career including the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. Ng also interviewed for the Mets job in 2018 but was not a finalist.
Ng is more than qualified for the job, having spent time with many clubs in both player development and analytics roles. When she was up for the job back in 2018 Joe Torre had nothing but high remarks for her, having worked with her with the Yankees and the Dodgers.
If that does not convince you then maybe this fun fact will. Earlier it was mentioned how Brian Cashman was considered one of the best “active” executives if not one of the best ever. Well, in 1998 Cashman recruited Ng to work for the Yankees as an assistant general manager at the age of 29.
As a bonus to being extremely qualified and highly respected throughout baseball, Ng, if hired, would become the first female to be a General Manager in any of the major sports in North America. However, breaking barriers is nothing new to Kim Ng. In 1995 she became the first woman to present a salary arbitration case when she worked for the White Sox.
Cohen could really start his tenure as the new Mets owner with a bang by hiring Kim Ng, who has long deserved a General Manager position.