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Posted on: December 6, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Source: Astros to interview Logan White

By Matt Snyder

DALLAS -- The Houston Astros are working through the Winter Meetings without a new general manager, but they're continuing the interview process. A source has told CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler that Logan White, the current assistant general manager of scouting for the Dodgers, will interview for the position.

White has overseen drafts when the Dodgers selected star players Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp, in addition to other quality selections like Russell Martin, Chad Billingsley and Kenley Jansen.

White joins Royals assistant GM of scouting and player development J.J. Picollo, Cardinals vice president of player procurement Jeff Luhnow and Rockies assistant GM Bill Geivett as a serious candidates for the job. 

Dream candidate Andrew Friedman will not take the job, and instead stay with the Rays. Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine has also pulled out of the running.

Astros transitions
Upon the dismissal of former GM Ed Wade, Astros CEO George Postolos said the following:

"We are searching for a candidate who has the knowledge, skills and experience to build a winner and a strong commitment to player development in order to sustain success. Our goal is to consistently compete for a championship, and we know the first step towards that goal is to develop one of the top farm systems in baseball. We will hire the best candidate available to achieve our goal."

The Astros have not set a timetable on hiring a new GM. Dave Gottfried, who was Wade's assistant, is currently serving as the interim GM, but is not a candidate to land the full-time gig.

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Posted on: October 21, 2010 5:22 pm
 

Mets conclude first round of GM interviews

The first round of GM interviews is complete, and the Mets will now focus on narrowing the pool of candidates.

Sandy Alderson remains the heavy favorite, as he had a well-publicized second interview that the Mets termed a continuation of the first. Alderson has years of GM experience under his belt and currently works for MLB.

His competition is Red Sox special assistant to the GM Allard Baird, White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, ex-Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes, Dodgers assistant GM Logan White and Blue Jays assistant GM Dana Brown.

"As you may know, earlier today we completed the initial round of interviews with six talented candidates to become the new general manager of the New York Mets," COO Jeff Wilpon wrote in an e-mail to fans.. "Each was extremely impressive -- Allard Baird, Rick Hahn, Josh Byrnes, Sandy Alderson, Logan White and Dana Brown. All reiterated their desire and interest in pursuing this opportunity. We will be in direct communication with each as we narrow the candidate pool by early next week. We subsequently will invite the leading candidates back to meet with Fred [Wilpon], Saul [Katz] and me."

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: October 18, 2010 6:04 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:21 am
 

Alderson returning to New York

The New York Times has an update on the Mets' general manager search. In short, Sandy Alderson is headed back to Citi Field to interview with the Mets brass, but it's not a "second interview," instead, it's to complete the first interview. And then maybe he'll have a second interview.

Anyway, according to the article, the "second interview" will be a meeting with owner Fred Wilpon and team president Saul Katz. There's no word on who will get those golden tickets and if there's a "third interview" with Mr. Met and Keith Hernandez's mustache after that before heading to the speed round.

The Times adds the Mets have gotten permission to speak to Dana Brown, a special assistant to Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos. BRown will meet Wednesday with chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and assistant GM John Ricco.

Alderson is considered by most as the front-runner for the job. In addition to Brown and Alderson, Logan White, Rick Hahn, Josh Byrnes and Allard Baird have interviewed for the gig.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:25 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:21 pm
 

Dodgers' White to interview for Mets GM job

According to folks in Los Angeles, Dodgers assistant general manager Logan White is interviewing for the Mets' general manager position.

ESPNLosAngeles' Tony Jackson was the first to report White would interview on Friday, but then the New York Daily News refuted that report , saying the interview was only to be a scout. However, since then, MLB.com and the Los Angeles Times have also reported White will interview for the GM job.

White's two-year contract expires this year, but he has reached an agreement with the team on a new deal, according to the Times .

White interviewed for the Diamondbacks GM position that went to Kevin Towers. He also interviewed for the Astros GM job in 2007.

White will be the fifth person to interview with the Mets, along with Sandy Alderson, Rick Hahn, Josh Byrnes and Allard Baird.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:30 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:23 pm
 

D-Backs down to 2 for GM

The Diamondbacks general manager race is down to two, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert writes .

It appears the next general manager in Arizona will be either interim GM Jerry Dipoto or former Padres GM Kevin Towers.

Dodgers assistant general managers Logan White and De Jon Watson, as well as Angels scouting director Eddie Bane, have been told they are no longer candidates, Gilbert reports.

The team is expected to make a final decision this week.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 16, 2010 10:05 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:21 pm
 

D-Backs interview 5 for GM spot

The Diamondbacks finished interviewing five candidates for their general manager position on Wednesday, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

The team interviewed interim GM Jerry Dipoto, former Padres GM Kevin Towers, Angels scouting director Eddie Bane and Dodgers assistant GMs Logan White and De Jon Watson.

None of those names are any surprise. Dipoto and Towers had been seen as the leading candidates since the beginning.

Gilbert speculates the team could have a GM in place as soon as next week. The team said it wanted a GM in place by the end of the season.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 10, 2010 10:10 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:22 pm
 

Yankees block D-Backs GM search

The Yankees have denied the Diamondbacks permission to speak to Damon Oppenheimer, New York's vice president of amateur scouting, about their opening for general manager.

FoxSports.com first reported the news, and the Arizona Republic 's Nick Piecoro has confirmed the report.

Although it does seem harsh, Piecoro reminds us the Yankees did the same thing when Arizona was searching for a GM five years ago when the team wanted to interview Mark Newman.

Oppenheimer has run the Yankees' drafts since 2005.

Jerry Dipoto, Kevin Towers and Logan White are thought to be the front-runners for the job and interviews are expected to begin next week.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 9, 2010 10:44 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:22 pm
 

DiPoto, Towers on Diamondbacks' short list

Kevin Towers Waiting for the latest news in the breathless search for a new Diamondbacks general manager?

Me too, which is why Nick Piecoro's latest is much welcome.

The Arizona Republic reports that the two leading candidates to be the next permanent (as permanent as the position can be, I suppose) GM of Arizona is current interim GM Jerry DiPoto and ex-Padres GM Kevin Towers.

Piecoro says that interviews will begin in the next few days, but it's expected to come down to DiPoto and Towers. He also names Dodgers executive Logan White as a dark horse.

DiPoto's claim to the job comes from his actions since taking over for Josh Byrnes on July 1. Byrnes has slashed payroll, brought in players he feels will help address the complacency that has permeated the clubhouse and has made the team more successful.

Yes, Daniel Hudson is pitching over his head since being acquired from the White Sox for Edwin Jackson (5-1 with a 1.91 ERA in eight starts) but is still a great addition to a club searching to fill out its rotation with young, quality players.

The knock against DiPoto is his ties with the old regime, as he previously served as director of player personnel and had a big hand in the moves of Arizona -- moves that cost Byrnes his job.

Meanwhile, Towers (pictured, right) helmed the Pads for 14 years, often working with a small budget and creating winners. He was oddly fired after the 2009 season, but the success of the Padres in 2010 largely rests in his hands even as he draws paychecks from the Yankees as a special-assignment scout.

Towers is no stranger to making trades -- Adrian Gonzalez is among one of the crown jewels he has acquired -- and bargain-basement shopping, crafting dominant bullpens out of thin air.

Sounds like a great candidate. That's exactly why it may be tough to hire Towers -- he wouldn't come cheaply and will have plenty of other teams vying for his services.

White has ran the amateur scouting department since 2002, overseeing the development of current major-league contributors like Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Jonathan Broxton, Russell Martin... the list goes on. He also has a connection with 'Zona CEO Derrick Hall as Hall used to work in L.A..

His drawback? Limited experience outside of amateur scouting, although the same pedigree was found in Jack Zduriencik, Mike Rizzo and Towers himself. All three have had varying successes as GM since, so White may benefit from a more open mindset.

-- Evan Brunell

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