Red Sox Get TURNED DOWN By Prime Free Agent

This offseason, one of the biggest free agents on the market will not be a pitcher, or a power hitter, or a slick-fielding shortstop. It will be former Miami Marlins General Manager Kim Ng, who just parted ways with the Fish after leading them to an unexpected playoff berth this season.

The Boston Red Sox are on the hunt for a new GM. And Ng had been thought to be one of the most sought-after names by the BoSox to fill their role. 

That is, until she turned them down. 

It's been learned from several Boston sources that Ng declined the chance to interview for the Red Sox vacant GM job. 

The exact reasons for her dissing of the BoSox are as yet unknown, though some in Boston are saying that she intends to take a year off (that's a lot easier than saying she wasn't interested in their job). 

It was a shocking announcement when Ng decided to walk away from the Marlins, but Insider Jeff Passan reported that it was due to the fact that the team wanted to bring in a baseball operations head that would, in turn, have relegated her to the No. 2 spot in the front office. A demotion after her sterling work obviously didn't sit well with Ng. 

Meanwhile, it's another blow to the Red Sox, who have had all sorts of trouble getting big names to consider their job opening. 

However, another former Marlins executive, Michael Hill, recently emerged as a potential candidate for the Boston gig. Hill currently works for MLB as a senior vice president of on-field operations. 

The Red Sox fired Chaim Bloom in September after the team finished last place in the AL East for the second consecutive season. 

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