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  1. Also, "Ng" is two less letters compared to "Hill" that I'll have to type in the future, so an extra cool lazy point there!
    5 points
  2. WORLD CHAMPIONS!!! I believe in her determination already. From all the qualifications I've read up on and how she persisted all these years to get to this level I think Jeter made a great choice in someone who will believe in the organizational cause and has the drive for excellence. Very surprised by the pick, but pleasantly satisfied and I'm loving all the positive press.
    3 points
  3. Caroline O'Connor, BTW, is an awesome executive as well. Was on a path that could end at Fortune 500 CEO when she joined the Marlins.
    2 points
  4. When it's as good as the one we got then hell yeah. Don't think I've ever seen a GM hire get as much positive attention as this one.
    2 points
  5. Two women and an ex-shortstop.... It's like a sports version of Three's Company! 😄 Side note: two of my friends who are Yankees fans now have the Marlins as their "2nd team" because of hiring Kim
    2 points
  6. I speculated a few weeks ago in this post: https://www.marlinsbaseball.com/topic/77649-marlins-hill-parting-ways/page/3/?tab=comments#comment-1747000&ct=1605315211 that perhaps the next person hired would be titled “GM” as opposed to “POBO” as POBO implies a higher up rung on the corporate ladder than just GM, even if it’s pretty much the same job tasks. We will probably not know the real reason for some time why they went with the GM title instead of “President of Baseball Operations”. My own personal opinion is that Jeter is a pretty traditional baseball guy and GM is just a more classic baseball job title, it could end up being that simple. Another thing to take into consideration, if you recall back in 2007, it was Larry Beinfest who first got the “promotion” to President of Baseball Operations from Loria/Samson while Michael Hill became GM, then after Larry Beinfest was let go in 2013, Michael Hill took that position title. So the whole “President of Baseball Operations” role/title was a Loria/Samson organization created thing. It could be that Jeter is looking to continue putting a fresh start on the organization and letting go of stuff put in place by the last owners. But of course it’s all speculation. For now, I’m sticking with my idea that it’s mainly because “GM” is the more classic, traditional title for the job. 😂
    2 points
  7. i'm pretty sure we all thought of it...or i'll admit that I did anyway...but kudos to you for admitting it first.
    1 point
  8. I know, everything these days is racist if it involves something not positive (I purposely didn't use "negative") with any sort of minority involved.
    1 point
  9. Kim is also a letter shorter than Mike so you win at slothfulness there too
    1 point
  10. The Marlins already in the different level since the arrival of Jeter and Sherman, now they're in the higher level because of the arrival of Kim.
    1 point
  11. Wow, not even Derek Jeter and Don Mattingly could get the Marlins as their 2nd team.. Mrs. Kim must be something special then..
    1 point
  12. Literally, with her resume, there was zero reason she hadn't been hired yet (outside of the sad, obvious fact). I like seeing new faces being given a change to do something as opposed to a retread hire (see: LaRussa) for a role. Pretty stoked considering they have someone with her credentials at the helm. So, who do ya'll have to be the first person to tweet/say something ignorant and then back pedal and say it was misunderstood, account hacked, etc.?
    1 point
  13. Actually, when Mike Hill was promoted to President of Baseball Operations, Dan Jennings became the Marlins' official GM as Hill was the GM before him. Though essentially everyone's roles remained the same and titles were changed to seem more like promotions and I'd assume to increase pay. When Jennings departed here after the 2015 season Hill and the assistant GMs absorbed the GM duties because the structure of the Marlins baseball operations department didn't need one sole person in the GM position so they just carried on without hiring a replacement to be the GM. So officially the GM position has been vacant for the Marlins for five years. Unofficially Mike Hill was the GM the last 5 years because he was the head of the baseball operations department. So Ng now is the head of baseball operations, Mike Hill's position, but with the title of General Manager instead of President of Baseball Operations. I guess we can question why Ng wasn't given the higher named title but ultimately it's the same position.
    1 point
  14. Loving the pretty clear consensus that this isn't a token hiring despite it being historic. This is legitimately one of the most positive Marlins stories ever. It's being celebrated everywhere with virtually zero negativity and the usual backhanded Marlins comments.
    1 point
  15. Commissioner Rob Manfred released the following statement today, regarding the future of baseball: "I hate baseball," said the commissioner.
    1 point
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  17. Is it horrible of me to throw out a stove-kitchen-woman joke/line? I'll go back into my corner now.
    0 points
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