Logan White To Interview For Mets GM Job

12:55pm: White is interviewing for the Mets GM job, confirms Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times.  Hernandez adds that White has a new deal in place to remain with the Dodgers in his current role if he does not get the Mets gig.

9:45am: A potential new candidate has entered the mix for the Mets GM vacancy in Dodgers assistant GM of amateur and international scouting Logan White. ESPN's Tony Jackson reported early Tuesday that White will interview for the Mets GM job on Friday. The implication is that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti granted White permission to do so. However, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News talked to non-Mets league sources who said White is not a candidate for the GM job. Instead, they're interested in hiring him in a scouting role to work with the team's new GM.

Red Sox assistant GM Allard Baird interviewed for the Mets GM position yesterday. ESPN's Adam Rubin reports that Baird spoke to Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, acting GM John Ricco, and other team executives. The Mets will interview White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn today and former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes tomorrow. Sandy Alderson, the reported favorite, interviews Thursday or Friday.

Meanwhile, Dan Martin of the New York Post spoke to Athletics GM Billy Beane, who unsurprisingly supported the idea of the Mets hiring Alderson.  Martin's colleague Joel Sherman explains why he feels Alderson is best qualified for the job.

13 Responses to Logan White To Interview For Mets GM Job Leave a Reply

  1. icedrake523 5 years ago

    Getting White on the GM’s team would be a great move. He’d probably make a good GM as well. If Alderson gets the job, I’d like to see White join and eventually succeed him. The only thing I’ve heard Ricco get credit for is suggesting they acquire Jeff Francoeur, which means he doesn’t understand on-base percentage.

  2. If the Mets hire Alderson, I think it would be wise to just let him replace anyone in the front office with his own people. The last thing we need are rebels from the Omar regime.

  3. markjsunz 5 years ago

    White is a top notch guy to have in player development. The Dodgers fired about half there scouting staff so there really is no reason to keep a man of logan Whites talent around.

  4. Pavilionbum 5 years ago

    @markjsunz I don’t understand that logic at all. And White is in charge of Scouting. DeJohn Watson is the head of Dodgers Player Development.

    • Gumby65 5 years ago

      to give markjsunz credit, I think he was generalizing; lumping player development & scouting.

  5. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Hopefully the Mets are dumb enough to not like him, it’d be a big loss to LA.

  6. Mets big win=Making Alderson GM, Logan White scouting department head, and Bobby Valentine manager. Alderson is more than capable of keeping Jeff Wilpon’s mouth taped shut and his wallet open.

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Ha ha, borrowing something I said, I see! :p

  7. thegrayrace 5 years ago

    Why would White settle for the same job with the Mets that he already has with the Dodgers (assistant GM, head of scouting)? I doubt he goes unless he gets the GM job. Unless the Mets are just going to throw a bunch more money at him than the Dodgers do…

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