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For Dodgers, this qualifies as a bad rumor: Logan White on his way out

October 1, 2010 |  7:55 pm

Some rumors never gain traction, some are proved false, and some turn out to be absolutely correct.

If the adage about where there’s smoke there’s fire is true, then another grim day could be awaiting the Dodgers.

Because a firestorm has ignited around Logan White, and that ain’t good.

White is the Dodgers’ highly respected assistant general manager in charge of scouting. He is credited with overseeing the draft or signing of 25 players who have played for the Dodgers the last four seasons, including Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, James Loney and Chad Billingsley.

It is assumed that White is as highly regarded within the Dodgers as he is outside the organization.

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.

White told The Times’ Dylan Hernandez that he hadn’t heard anything from the Dodgers and was still working away. General manager Ned Colletti said he would not discuss personnel matters.

Which seemed a deafening no comment.

It's not clear how this could happen. Just last week, White was a finalist to be general manager in Arizona.

The possibility of losing White to Arizona was unsettling, but simply letting him go would scream one more bad move in a season too filled with them.

White is conscientious and hard working. He can be highly personable, though is reportedly very opinionated. Which you would think in his position, would be an asset.

Maybe Joe Torre and White can go to the Mets as a package manager-general manager.

Or maybe it’s just a rumor that will be proved unfounded. Anyway, you would hope.

-- Steve Dilbeck

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