MLB Trade Rumors just released its first ever list of top GM candidates for MLB, something that Cub fans should be reviewing given the tenuous status of our current leadership's job security. And while you're perusing that, allow me to direct your attention to one name in particular on that list:
Ng is a former assistant GM to Ned Colletti in Los Angeles, and a current employee with MLB's front office operations in New York. Before joining LAD, she spent time with the baseball operations of the New York Yankees, as well as the Chicago White Sox — in fact it's the White Sox that gave her her first job in the league, as a minor league scout and talent evaluator. While there, Ng became the youngest person ever — and the first woman — to present in an arbitration case.
Ng also has a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, the same place Tom Ricketts went to school (as did yours truly, go Maroons!).
For a team that's been slogging through mediocre seasons and dumb free agent signings for decades, hiring Kim would be the ultimate slate-cleaner. A talented person, a fresh young mind with experience at all levels of Major League Baseball — and with Chicago roots to boot. Nevermind she'd be the first female GM in all of professional sports; what's not to like on her list of qualifications not related to her gender?
I don't claim to have any sway in the Cubs blogosphere whatsoever, but for a fan base with little to cheer for or care about I think this fits as something worth promoting. Hook me up with a Facebook share, retweet, Google +1, whatever, and let's see if we can't generate some steam behind this.
Fire Jim Hendry! Hire Kim Ng!
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