Logan White To Interview With Mets, But Has New Deal With Dodgers

After a few weeks of speculation about his future, Logan White's path appears set for the immediate future. White will interview to be GM of the Mets, writes Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, but...

White will be back with the Dodgers next season in his present role if he isn’t hired by the Mets. With his current two-year contract set to expire this year, White has reached an agreement with the Dodgers on terms of a new deal.

White interviewed last month for the general manager position in Arizona, which was eventually filled by Kevin Towers. White also interviewed for the Astros' GM job three years ago. His current contract was set to expire at the end of October, per Tony Jackson of ESPN LA.

White joined the Dodgers in 2002, as director of amateur scouting, a position he held for five seasons. Of the 49 players who played for the 2010 Dodgers, 15 were either drafted or signed by White. White's calling card has been the draft, which he has overseen all nine years with the Dodgers.

His best drafts were his first two, as 15 players drafted and signed by the Dodgers in 2002 and 2003 eventually made the major leagues, including Chad Billingsley, Matt Kemp, Russell Martin, James Loney, and Jonathan Broxton.

White also played a significant role in the signings of Takashi Saito and Hiroki Kuroda, going so far as to say of Kuroda, "I put my reputation on the guy. He's legit."

Rumors swirled in the last two weeks about White's future with the Dodgers with some tweets...

by Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus:

Some rumors starting to swirl about the #Dodgers and Logan White; or rather, Logan White and no longer with the #Dodgers.

and Jim Callis of Baseball America:

Planning on working for the team until he's told otherwise. @thinkblue1194: What has Logan White said about his future with the Dodgers.

Last week, Molly Knight of ESPN caught up with White:

Text from Logan White: "I am still with Dodgers in same capacity."

Logan White: "I can't say whether there's a new contract or not. At this moment I'm still a Dodger. I wish I could say more, but I can't."

Jackson on ESPN LA today offered an explanation of the recent White rumors:

Those rumors appear to have been the result of confusing White with another Southern California amateur-scouting chief. The Los Angeles Angels had fired their scouting director, Eddie Bane, along with three of his scouts, on Sept. 29.

That doesn't pass the sniff test to me. If a source can't distinguish between the two "Los Angeles" teams, that source simply isn't reputable, for not doing enough due diligence to figure out the correct rumor du jour. Perhaps we would be better off not worrying about rumors at all. Wake me when actual news hits.

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