First Female GM Hired!

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Marlins just made history. Im curious on any thoughts you may have

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Met her last year at a Benefits fair at MLB Headquarters. Super, super, super nice lady and extremely personable. She has a fantastic track record i think she will do just fine especially with a young up and coming team

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@jonblaze2424 said in First Female GM Hired!:

Met her last year at a Benefits fair at MLB Headquarters. Super, super, super nice lady and extremely personable. She has a fantastic track record i think she will do just fine especially with a young up and coming team

Very cool to hear. I like your assessment. I believe MLB is far behind other sports when it comes to gender related jobs so im all for it

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@lazy_toast said in First Female GM Hired!:

Marlins just made history. Im curious on any thoughts you may have

I liked what @MathMan5072 said in a thread I had earlier today.
"Curious, though, what the deal was with the old GM. Seemed like he was moving the team in the right direction. I watched him on the MLB Network last offseason when they had the roundtable of GMs (which was awesome BTW), and he seemed pretty well respected and had a good vision. He seems to be decent enough to be the front runner for the Mets job.
I couldn't find much about why they didn't resign him on the internet."

It was an interesting move, but a move that I like. I am really excited for what this will bring. More female GMs? Female managers? 🙂

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I think it's great. From my own experience, I have worked directly under a handful of both male and female executives and generally speaking all the work relationships were better and more productive under the female executives.

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@raesONE said in First Female GM Hired!:

I think it's great. From my own experience, I have worked directly under a handful of both male and female executives and generally speaking all the work relationships were better and more productive under the female executives.

I hear you man. That “alpha male bs mentally” gets old pretty quick

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I heard she worked with Cashman in the past. She's kinda cute as well.

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she's been around the league for years and has honestly been passed over a few too many times hell if Dave Dombrowski could keep getting jobs why can't she? Definitely qualified but time will tell if she can run a team

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The fact that she's female is irrelevant to me other than that if anyone is going to complain about it, I'll know to not value anything they have to say.

I hope she does a fantastic job however, and hope that in the future we aren't discussing the fact that she is a female, rather just a new hiring.

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Very interested in her first couple years. Will they give her a leash.. How will they go about it if she's actually bad. Lol will she get all the credit if they do really good. Idk man. Im down to see how she does.

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@EvylShaun said in First Female GM Hired!:

The fact that she's female is irrelevant to me other than that if anyone is going to complain about it, I'll know to not value anything they have to say.

I hope she does a fantastic job however, and hope that in the future we aren't discussing the fact that she is a female, rather just a new hiring.

Exactly what I was thinking man.

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This is great and will hopefully give young girls some role models in MLB, which will only help the game stay viable.

Growing up, my sister who later went on to get a scholarship to play D1 Lacrosse for UConn, was one of best pitchers in our Little League league. Watching her drive the boys into a fury when she struck them out is one of my great memories from childhood. We played on the same team for a year, and ended up winning the championship. She got to play at the Dreams Field in Cooperstown against players from all over the country, and did just as well there as in our small South Jersey home league. We still talk Phillies baseball to this day and finally got to catch a game last summer when she was back home from Colorado. I guarantee you a female player, executive, umpire, etc would’ve been a huge deal to her back then.

Sorry if I’m rambling I’ve had a few drinks and this post got me all sentimental.

This move by the Marlins can only lead to good things.

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Her resume is stupid impressive. If you just saw the prior jobs she had and didn’t know her gender, you’d wonder why she didn’t get a GM offer much sooner. I’ll be rooting for her.

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I posted this on another thread about Ms, Ng, So I figured I would share my thoughts here:

As one of the most vocal Marlins fan (the only one?) on this board, I approve of this hire.
I am not asking her to hit a curveball or strike out a batter out.
On the field chicks can't compete with dudes but in front office? Absolutely.

All I care about is winning, and if she can:
bring in the best minds and scouts
make excellent trades
Draft intelligently and efficiently (this is baseball not the NFL where you need to hit on most of your picks)
Develop talent
Sign international players of note
and win a title. I am all for her.

But if she is as bad as Mike Hill and the team is bad, being a chick will not save her from my criticism.
And if you ask her, I bet she would say that is what she wants. She wants to be treated like any other GM.
She has put in her time, made her bones and has earned the opportunity to build a team.
She doesn't want special treatment because she is a woman. And that I can respect.
No victims
No special treatment
Just win!!!!

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@ItsaCanesthing said in First Female GM Hired!:

I posted this on another thread about Ms, Ng, So I figured I would share my thoughts here:

As one of the most vocal Marlins fan (the only one?) on this board, I approve of this hire.
I am not asking her to hit a curveball or strike out a batter out.
On the field chicks can't compete with dudes but in front office? Absolutely.

Please refer to the post two before yours.

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@Dino-might_not said in First Female GM Hired!:

This is great and will hopefully give young girls some role models in MLB, which will only help the game stay viable.

Growing up, my sister who later went on to get a scholarship to play D1 Lacrosse for UConn, was one of best pitchers in our Little League league. Watching her drive the boys into a fury when she struck them out is one of my great memories from childhood. We played on the same team for a year, and ended up winning the championship. She got to play at the Dreams Field in Cooperstown against players from all over the country, and did just as well there as in our small South Jersey home league. We still talk Phillies baseball to this day and finally got to catch a game last summer when she was back home from Colorado. I guarantee you a female player, executive, umpire, etc would’ve been a huge deal to her back then.

Sorry if I’m rambling I’ve had a few drinks and this post got me all sentimental.

This move by the Marlins can only lead to good things.

Great post! The whole women can’t compete with men thing is counterproductive.

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@Red_Ted_is_back said in First Female GM Hired!:

@ItsaCanesthing said in First Female GM Hired!:

I posted this on another thread about Ms, Ng, So I figured I would share my thoughts here:

As one of the most vocal Marlins fan (the only one?) on this board, I approve of this hire.
I am not asking her to hit a curveball or strike out a batter out.
On the field chicks can't compete with dudes but in front office? Absolutely.

Please refer to the post two before yours.

What? you didn't like what I had to say?

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@ItsaCanesthing said in First Female GM Hired!:

@Red_Ted_is_back said in First Female GM Hired!:

@ItsaCanesthing said in First Female GM Hired!:

I posted this on another thread about Ms, Ng, So I figured I would share my thoughts here:

As one of the most vocal Marlins fan (the only one?) on this board, I approve of this hire.
I am not asking her to hit a curveball or strike out a batter out.
On the field chicks can't compete with dudes but in front office? Absolutely.

Please refer to the post two before yours.

What? you didn't like what I had to say?

Whether or not I liked it is not relevant and not why I posted. I just found @Dino-might_not’s story to be pertinent to your comment, and it was two posts earlier hence I referred you to it.

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