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9.27.2008

kim ng under consideration for mariners gm job

It looks like there's a strong possibility that the Seattle Mariners could be hiring the first female general manager in the major league. Los Angeles Dodgers assistant GM Kim Ng is apparently under serious consideration for the job: Mariners hint they could hire woman as GM.

The 39-year-old Ng has had her job for seven seasons and was a top adviser to New York Yankees' GM Brian Cashman before that. She was believed to be the final candidate beaten out by Ned Colletti when L.A. selected a new GM in 2005, and the Dodgers say she is the first woman to ever interview for a GM job.

Very cool to see an Asian American woman so highly regarded, and considered a such strong candidate in a field where so few women are making a mark. And God knows the Mariners could use some help...