Shocking Move For the Marlins After Unexpected Playoff Appearance

After an unexpected return to the playoffs this season, the Miami Marlins now have some recalculating to do this offseason, as the first female general manager in MLB history, Kim Ng, has decided to step down from the job. 

Ng and the Marlins had a mutual option on her contract. And while the Marlins, not surprisingly, exercised their end of it, Ng decided to move on. She had been the Marlins GM for three seasons.

“Last week, (owner) Bruce (Sherman) and I discussed his plan to reshape the Baseball Operations department. In our discussions, it became apparent that we were not completely aligned on what that should look like and I felt it best to step away. I wish to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Marlins family and its fans for my time in South Florida," said Ng.

Jeff Passan is reporting that the Marlins wanted to hire a president of baseball operations over general manager Kim Ng, making her No. 2 in baseball ops, which led to her departure.

Ng's groundbreaking hire in 2020 made her the first female GM in any of the four major North American sports.

The Marlins finished 84-78 and made the postseason, before losing the Wild Card Series to the Philadelphia Phillies.

As for Ng, she has some options, as one big market team, the Boston Red Sox, are looking for a new general manager.

As noted by Jon Heyman, Ng and Red Sox manager Alex Cora were together on the Los Angeles Dodgers when Ng was assistant GM and Cora was still a player.

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