Apparently being the general manager of the Boston Red Sox isn't a popular thing these days.
After Chaim Bloom was fired last month as the Red Sox President of Baseball Operations, the team has been trying to find his replacement. It sounds as if former Miami Marlins GM Kim Ng wants nothing to do with the job.
According to Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com, Ng declined the opportunity to interview with the Red Sox for their vacancy in the front office.
Former Marlins GM Kim Ng turns down interview with Red Sox
Kim Ng opted out of contract with the Miami Marlins earlier this week, and it felt like perfect timing seeing as how the Red Sox were still looking for Chaim Bloom's replacement. But with Ng now removing her name from consideration, it's back to the drawing board.
The list of those saying thanks, but no thanks to the Boston Red Sox is getting rather long. Red Sox assistant GM Raquel Ferreira, Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen, and former Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels have all turned down the chance to take over the reins in Boston.
Reports emerged today that former San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler has garnered interest from the Red Sox to take over in their front office. This seems like a bit of a surprise, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
One thing is for sure, the Boston Red Sox need to get this figured out, and fast. With both the ALCS and NLCS in full swing, the offseason will be here before you know it.
About now, teams are setting their budget, targeting potential free agents, and making roster decisions. At the moment, the Red Sox are doing none of that. MLB free agency opens shortly after the World Series ends, which will be in about two weeks.