Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that Kim Ng is one of five candidates currently in consideration for the vacant general manager position in the Diamondbacks’ front office. Former GM Dave Stewart was fired earlier this week along with manager Chip Hale.
Ng has been considered as GM on several occasions in the past. In 2005, she interviewed with the Dodgers but the organization chose to go with Ned Colletti instead. She has also been considered by the Mariners, Padres, and Angels.
Ng is currently the senior vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball. Her resume is quite impressive even leading up to her current position. She started as an intern with the White Sox, then was hired full-time to serve as the assistant director of baseball operations under Ron Schueler who was the club’s GM in 1995. She moved on to work for the American League as the director of waivers and records. GM Brian Cashman brought her to the Yankees in 1998 as the assistant GM. Three years later, she moved to the Dodgers as vice president and assistant GM.
Cafardo notes that Bryan Minniti (D-Backs’ assistant GM), Mike Bell (D-Backs’ director of player development), Ray Montgomery (Brewers scouting director), and Peter Woodfork (senior VP of baseball operations for MLB) are other candidates in consideration.