MLB Manager and GM Update 2023 Kim Ng Departs Marlins, Red Sox Struggling to Secure Interviews

Several Teams Seek New Leadership for the 2024 MLB Season

As Major League Baseball’s regular season concludes, the search for fresh managerial and general managerial talent begins. Professional sports operate on a zero-sum, results-driven basis, where frequent losses often lead to the hunt for new opportunities.

Some have faced this reality firsthand. In-season changes saw Chaim Bloom and Rick Hahn depart from the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, respectively. While the Red Sox continue their pursuit of a new top executive, the White Sox have already appointed Chris Getz as Hahn’s successor. Additionally, the Mets’ GM, Billy Eppler, stepped down amid investigations into the team’s use of “phantom” IL stints, while the Marlins, despite their recent playoff run, have bid farewell to GM Kim Ng after a brief three-year tenure.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Guardians are on the lookout for a replacement for long-serving skipper Terry “Tito” Francona, who announced his departure at the end of the season. Similarly, the San Francisco Giants terminated manager Gabe Kapler with just a handful of days left in the schedule. Preceding the final season game, New York Mets manager Buck Showalter confirmed his decision not to return in 2024, and the Angels opted not to renew Phil Nevin’s contract after yet another disappointing season.

On the other hand, both the Mets and Detroit Tigers have already secured new high-ranking baseball executives. The Mets successfully acquired David Stearns from the Milwaukee Brewers after years of negotiation, while the Tigers appointed Jeff Greenberg, previously from the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks.

With changes imminent across the league, CBS Sports will be closely tracking these developments, providing both a comprehensive table format and a detailed breakdown of teams’ interview processes and new hires. Consider this your go-to destination for all things related to GM and managerial news.

Certainly, here is the reformatted version of the data for the table

TEAM logoNAMESTATUSNEWS
team logoChaim Bloom (executive)FiredRed Sox yet to announce interviews.
team logoTerry Francona (manager)Stepped downGuardians yet to announce interviews.
team logoJeff Greenberg (executive)HiredThe Tigers hired Jeff Greenberg as their new GM on Sept. 26.
team logoDusty Baker (manager)Free agentBaker has not yet announced his future plans.
team logoPhil Nevin (manager)Will not returnThe Angels will not bring Nevin back in 2024.
team logoCraig Counsell (manager)Free agentCounsell has not yet announced his future plans.
team logoDavid Stearns (executive)HiredThe Mets hired Stearns officially on Oct. 2. He had previously been a high-ranking member in the Brewers front office from 2019-23.
team logoBuck Showalter (manager)Will not returnShowalter announced on Oct. 1 he will not return for the final season of his contract.
team logoBilly Eppler (executive)ResignedEppler resigned from his GM role on Oct. 5 after MLB reportedly opened an investigation into the Mets’ usage of phantom IL stints.
team logoAaron Boone (manager)Expected to returnThe Yankees are expected to retain Boone for the 2024 season.
team logoGabe Kapler (manager)FiredThe Giants fired Kapler on Sept. 29 after failing to make the postseason for the third time in four tries.
team logoKim Ng (executive)Parted waysNg, whose contract was up after the 2023 season, will not return to Miami.
Boston Red Sox (executive)

Chaim Bloom was dismissed by the Red Sox on September 14 after a nearly four-year tenure that resulted in only one playoff appearance. The team is now on the lookout for a new head of baseball operations.
Jon Daniels, formerly with the Rangers and currently an assistant with the Rays, declined an interview, while internal candidate Eddie Romero has already been interviewed. Reports suggest the Red Sox are eyeing former Marlins GM Michael Hill for the position.

Cleveland Guardians (manager)

Following a remarkable 23-year stint, Terry Francona stepped down from his role, though retirement plans were not announced. Francona, 64, battled health issues over recent years, leading to occasional leaves of absence.
The Guardians have conducted an interview with Giants bullpen coach Craig Albernaz for the vacant managerial position.

Detroit Tigers (general manager)

Jeff Greenberg, previously associated with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Cubs, has been appointed as the Tigers’ new general manager under the oversight of president of baseball operations Scott Harris, effective September 26.
No additional candidates were publicly disclosed during the Tigers’ search process.

Houston Astros (manager)

Dusty Baker’s contract with the Astros is set to expire at the end of the season, with rumors hinting at a potential retirement for the 74-year-old manager. Baker achieved significant success, guiding the Astros to the American League pennant in both 2021 and 2022, culminating in a World Series victory in 2022.

Los Angeles Angels (manager)

Phil Nevin was relieved of his duties after leading the team for a season and a half, taking over in mid-2022 after Joe Maddon’s departure. Despite efforts, Nevin couldn’t steer the Angels to their first postseason appearance since 2014, leading to the decision for change. Notably, Nevin marks the fourth manager the Angels have let go since the end of the 2018 season.

Milwaukee Brewers (manager)

Craig Counsell, at the helm of the Brewers since 2015, will see his contract expire at the end of the season. Initially, there were indications that Counsell might opt for a season off, but recent reports suggest otherwise, making him a prominent candidate in the upcoming managerial market.

New York Mets (executive)

David Stearns was introduced as the new head of baseball operations for the Mets on Monday. Formerly the GM for the Brewers from 2019 to 2023, Stearns will now oversee the entire Mets’ baseball operations department, including general manager Billy Eppler, who is expected to retain his position.
Manager Buck Showalter announced his departure from the team for the 2024 season, the final year of his contract, on October 1. General manager Billy Eppler resigned on October 5 following an MLB investigation into the Mets’ use of the injured list during the 2023 season.

New York Yankees (manager)

The Yankees are anticipated to retain manager Aaron Boone for the next season, although no official announcement has been made. Boone recently completed his sixth season with the team, with the Yankees finishing fourth and posting their worst record since 1992 at 82-80.

San Francisco Giants (manager)

Gabe Kapler’s departure from the Giants came after the team missed the postseason for the third time in four attempts during his tenure. Notably, media reports alluded to anonymous Giants criticizing the clubhouse’s overly relaxed atmosphere amid a second-half downturn.
The Giants have since interviewed third-base coach Mark Hallberg and assistant coach Alyssa Nakken. They are also expected to interview bench coach Kai Correa and former third-base coach Ron Wotus, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Miami Marlins (executive)

After a brief three-year tenure with the Marlins, Kim Ng opted not to return to the club for the 2024 season, despite their recent playoff run. The team officially announced on October 16 that Ng had chosen not to exercise her mutual option.

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