A Closer Look: General Manager Candidate, Kim Ng

Kim Ng, who grew up in Queens, is scheduled for an interview to be the next general manager of the New York Mets.

Ng, 49, is currently the highest-ranking female within Major League Baseball. She has held positions within the front offices of the WhiteSox, Yankees, and Dodgers, where she served as high as Vice President and Assistant General Manager beginning in 2001.

At the moment, she is currently Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball, where she works under the guidance of former Dodgers manager, Joe Torre.

In the meantime, Kim is continuing her pursuit of becoming the first female general manager in any major sport, and she just may get that opportunity with the Mets.

She is one of the more qualified people out there for the Mets job, and there are many reasons on both sides to make this work.

For the Mets, she’s arguably the most qualified candidate, and they’ll need to appoint someone before this winter’s GM Meetings.

Secondly, a hiring of Ng would bring much needed good press for Jeff Wilpon after an incident with a female employee and wrongful termination in the fall of 2014 that ended in a lawsuit.

For Ng, she would get a chance to break barriers and be an inspiration to a generation of women trying to break through and hold bigger roles in a male-dominated industry.

She would also get the chance to achieve a goal of hers, become the general manager of a major league baseball team, and with a huge off-season in front of the Mets, Ng could get the chance to really build the team however she wants to.

Ng was ranked on Forbes 2015 list of the Most Influential Women In Sports (5) and Forbes 2015 list of the Most Influential Minorities In Sports (13).

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