Logan White Comfortable In Padres Front Office


The newest addition to the Padres front office Logan White, reportedly still had a place in the Los Angeles Dodgers front office as the team’s Vice President of amateur scouting and he was looking forward to working with the Dodgers new president of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, even after all of the changes that the Dodgers went through already this off-season. That all changed however when the Padres Executive Vice President and General Manager A.J. Preller offered White the position of special advisor to the GM and Director of Pro Scouting. As an added bonus, he received a chance to work with his mentor, Don Welke, and it was an opportunity that White just couldn’t turn down.

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“I couldn’t pass it up” White said on Wednesday according to Corey Brock of MLB.com. “Andrew was such a class act through all of this. As I told him, with the timing, in a different time and a different place, I think we would have worked great together. And I have so much respect for Stan Kasten, I would not have left for any other job.”  White says of the Dodgers President of Baseball operations Andrew Friedman and Dodgers President Stan Kasten.

After spending thirteen years with the Dodgers, White comes over to the Padres and has spent the past three days at the Peoria Sports Complex, the Spring Training home of the Padres, working with A.J. Preller and other members of the Padres baseball operations and player development staff. White is also getting to work with some familiar faces being with the Padres as he has worked with Randy Smith who still works with the team as a senior advisor. He also gets a chance to work with Preller and Welke, whom he worked with previously as well.

Preller was with the Dodgers in ’03, and Welke who is both Preller and White’s mentor with the Dodgers. When the Padres GM job was still open, White had an interview with the Padres, a job that ultimately went to A.J. Preller. White’s job duties will entail working on pro deals, trades, acqusitions and the Rule 5 Player draft.

Will the Padres continue to beef up their front office this off season? I think they are on the right path to success! I believe there should be plenty of optimism this off-season Friar Faithful.