Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Logan White waits on word from Mets
By Molly Knight
ESPN The Magazine
LOS ANGELES -- Logan White, the Los Angeles Dodgers assistant general manager in charge of scouting, said he flew to New York to interview with the Mets for their vacant general manager position Friday.
White is being considered for the job in a field that reportedly includes Blue Jays executive Dana Brown, former Padres CEO Sandy Alderson, Red Sox assistant GM Allard Baird, White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn and former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes. Alderson is considered to be the front-runner for the position, and will return to Citi Field for a second interview with Mets executives on Thursday.
It's been a busy offseason for White, who also interviewed for Byrnes' old job in Arizona before the position ultimately went to former Padres executive Kevin Towers.
In a text message, White -- who has made no secret of his desire to one day become general manager of a major league team -- wrote of the waiting game: "I've negotiated too long with players and agents to get anxious or worked up."
As for a potential second round of interviews with the Mets, he wrote: "I don't know what they have planned. I just know they handled me with great class."
White has been with the Dodgers for nine seasons. He has been in charge of the amateur scouting team that drafted such Dodgers stars at Matt Kemp, Chad Billingsley and Clayton Kershaw. Multiple sources have told ESPNLA.com the Dodgers intend to re-sign White if he isn't hired as a GM by another club.
Molly Knight is a reporter for ESPN The Magazine.