The Only Time You’ll Ever Root Against Logan White

According to Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse…

#Dodgers asst GM for scouting Logan White expected to interview tomorrow with #Diamondbacks for GM opening.

DeJon Watson, assistant GM for player development, is also supposed to get an interview, but this is the first confirmation I’ve seen of a scheduled meeting. (Surprisingly, Kim Ng will not be interviewed.) White is of course the man most responsible for drafting much of the current young core, like Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Russell Martin, Matt Kemp, James Loney, and many more, in addition to helping scout Hiroki Kuroda and Takashi Saito and proving us wrong on Zach Lee.

To be honest, it’s a bit of a minor miracle that both White and Ng have remained with the club for this long; each have deserved their own head job for some time, and I’ve long been resigned to the fact that since they can’t both fulfill that dream in LA, at least one would be moving on. Of course, I’d also always hoped that it would be to a team I’m relatively indifferent to, like Kansas City or Florida, so that I could still root for them to be successful without hurting the Dodgers. That makes the prospect of him going to Arizona the worst-case scenario, and that doesn’t even consider the horror of him coming back to deal for prospects with Ned Colletti. I’m hardly alone when I say that I’d much prefer a White (or Ng) & Wallach pairing next year rather than Colletti & Torre, right?

Fortunately, former Padres GM Kevin Towers seems to be the leader for the gig, so the crisis may be averted for now. Still, sooner or later White, Ng, and maybe even Watson are all going to move on, and if all we have to show for it is more Colletti, that’s going to be a disappointment. (I will admit that Colletti has been much improved since his early days of signing Juan Pierre & Jason Schmidt, particularly since we can’t know how much the divorce fiasco has handcuffed him, and he hasn’t traded any of the core guys, but he gave away a lot of that goodwill at this past trading deadline.)

However, while I’m sure White would accept any GM job that’s offered, the last line of his official bio makes me think he’d like the Arizona one best:

White, his wife Deena and son, Logan, Jr., reside in Phoenix, AZ.

*gulp* Um, boo Logan! Uh, Martin has regressed! Loney has no power! Boo!

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