Dodgers' web musings: Logan White won't be taking GM job with Mets
Dodgers Assistant General Manager Logan White won’t be part of the recent front office exodus, as the Mets announced Friday that he is not one of their final two candidates for their open general manager position.
The Mets’ final candidates are Sandy Alderson, the former A’s general manager, and Josh Byrnes, the ex-Diamondbacks GM.
The is a bummer for White, who has GM aspirations, but good news for Dodgers fans.
On the heels of Frank McCourt firing Dennis Mannion as club president, Dodgers.com's Ken Gurnick said the Dodgers lost two club officials this week: Mark Weidemaier, a special assistant to General Manager Ned Colletti, who had been with the club for 13 years, and Tim Hallgren, the director of scouting who had with the team for nine years.
Both are seeking work elsewhere, which could indicate they weren’t exactly being welcomed back. The Dodgers had no comment.
Elsewhere on the Web:
-- Daily News columnist Tom Hoffarth tells the interesting tale of how Johnny Podres was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year in 1955, despite a losing record.
-- MikeSciosciasTragicIllness.com’s Mike Petriello takes a good look at possible Dodgers’ bench coach Trey Hillman.
-- Newhanonbaseball.com’s Ross Newhan thinks the Dodgers should consider bringing back Adrian Beltre at third, though isn’t optimistic McCourt will pony up.
-- MemoriesofKevinMalone.com’s Chad Moriyama has a different take from myself on the Dodgers' split with third-base coach Larry Bowa.
-- PaulOberjuergue.com’s namesake thinks given the bleak free-agent pool this winter, the Dodgers did right by signing Ted Lilly.
-- Steve Dilbeck