The South Florida native, whose 12-year career spanned stints with the Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers, is selling his Wellington, FL home.
Posted: November 27, 2020, 9:05 pm
‘Look at the pitchers that we have in our organization. It’s gonna be competitive.’
Posted: November 27, 2020, 3:03 pm
Long before she was a trailblazing Major League Baseball executive, Kim Ng was a two-sport star at Ridgewood High School. Her coach for both sports, Deborah Paul, talked with MLB.com days after former New York Yankees captain and current Marlins CEO Derek Jeter introduced Ng as the club’s new general manager. Paul, who coached Ng in softball and tennis, said she could see greatness in the person who would go on to become the first female GM in Major League Baseball history.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 4:38 pm
Villone’s best appearance with the Marlins, going by WPA, was in the final game of the season. He pitched the ninth and 10th innings of a 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves, striking out a pair and allowing only a walk. He put 61 percent of his 457 total pitches in the strike zone, and generated ground balls on 74 percent of balls-in-play.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 12:00 pm
Now another big one: The Miami Marlins named Kim Ng as their general manager, the first woman hired as a major league GM. She is also the first Asian American GM. It’s a milestone not just for baseball.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 11:45 pm
A six-pack of Miami Marlins notes on a Wednesday: ▪ An interesting decision on allocation of playing time looms at catcher in 2021, provided arbitration-eligible Jorge Alfaro and Chad Wallach (who’s under team control for four years) are back next season. Wallach started all five playoff games ahead of Alfaro, who battled COVID-19 last season and went from hitting . with 18 homers and 57 RBI in 130 games to batting .
Posted: November 18, 2020, 8:40 pm
Other women have taken on larger roles in baseball in recent years. Three teams, the Yankees, the San Francisco Giants and the Cubs, now have female assistant coaches. Eve Rosenbaum is the Baltimore Orioles’ director of baseball development.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 7:15 pm
Exactly 10% of all Marlins games during the 2020 season were started by Daniel Castano. That would have sounded surprising—and troubling—at this time a year ago considering the numerous, higher-rated arms who were ahead of him on the depth chart. You would’ve thought, “What went wrong?!
Posted: November 18, 2020, 1:00 pm
We start with what’s going on in the NBA — and there is a lot. The moratorium on trade deals ended Monday, leading to a flurry of activity that included moves for Chris Paul and Jrue Holiday. The draft is on Wednesday.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 11:31 pm
SUNRISE (CBSMiami/AP) – Brett Peterson is the National Hockey League’s first Black assistant general manager after being hired by the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. Peterson’s hiring comes days after the nearby Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female GM in Major League Baseball. Among its recent anti-racism and diversity initiatives, the NHL formed an executive inclusion council that aims to increase minority participation in front offices and on coaching staffs.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 6:20 pm
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins’ new general manager sat at home plate in the team’s ballpark Monday, reflecting on all the times she struck out. As baseball’s first female GM, Kim Ng can bask in a breakthrough achievement that’s all the more admirable because she was turned down for a similar job by at least five other teams over the past 15 years. During an hour-long introductory virtual news conference, Ng confessed she had doubted whether the moment would ever come for her.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 1:33 pm