Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Callis weighs in for White

Mets fans love their prospects and despite the disappointing season, many are excited with the prospects of having an almost entirely home grown team; Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese, Jenrry Meija, Dillon Gee, Bobby Parnell, Josh Thole, Ike Davis, Dan Murphy, Nick Evans, Ruben Tejada, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Lucas Duda, and Angel Pagan. 

It would seem the perfect fit for this type of team would be a guy who just spent the last few years being very successful at international signings and the amateur draft.  Logan White as the asst. GM of the Dodgers is credited with building a solid farm that now has numerous players in the major leagues. 

Prior to 2007, White served as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Dodgers for five seasons. In that role, he headed up the draft selections or signings of 20 players who appeared in the Major Leagues for the Dodgers over the past three seasons - Tony Abreu, Chad Billingsley, Jonathan Broxton, Blake DeWitt, Scott Elbert, A.J. Ellis, Chin-lung Hu, Eric Hull, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Andy LaRoche, Brent Leach, James Loney, Russell Martin, James McDonald, Xavier Paul, Eric Stults, Ramon Troncoso, Cory Wade and Delwyn Young. Along with his staff of amateur scouts, White's history of success in the draft helped lead to the Dodgers being named Baseball America's 2006 Organization of the Year. source  Dodgers.com

White was a finalist for the D-Backs position that went to Kevin Towers but for some unknown reason the Dodgers are considering letting him go.  No real reason is given other then him being known as opinionated, the team is being vague and the rumor is gaining momentum.  Meanwhile, Jim Callis of Baseball America weighs in saying that the Mets should hire White as their GM.

But nasty rumors from other teams’ scouts and management started Wednesday and were flying by Thursday that White was on his way out in Los Angeles. White’s current two-year deal expires this year. source LA Times

Logan White as GM and he could pick the director. @WexlerRules: Who would you hire as GM/Scouting director if you owned the #Mets? source Jim Callis BA twitter