I like the idea of White, also...he would almost have to be a name on any short list. It's too bad Ryan is staying on with the Twins as an advisor, he might have been a excellent fit with Moz taking on some of the administrative duties. You're right that there aren't a lot of guys with experience out there who fit our needs...but I'm not sure a traditional scouting guy is really the type of guy they're looking for at this point anyway.BW23 wrote: Easton...I completely agree about the black eye part. I actually think it will be somewhat difficult to find a good GM. I've suggested Logan White as a strong candidate, but there's no way he'd take this job unless he's just completely ready to be a GM no matter what. Guys like him that are extraordinary at player development through, mostly, traditional scouting won't even bother with this job considering the pull that Luhnow apparently has for some reason. I don't see guys with experience as a GM that would be a good fit. I'm sure there's a lot of candidates most of us have never heard of, but I'm not sure the job will be as attractive as some think.
For a young guy, it's hard to imagine a more attractive starting job. There's going to be an above average payroll to work with, a relatively forgiving atmosphere and media, a relatively weak division, time to produce results (especially if their specialty is player development), and at least one cornerstone player to build around. The team itself isn't in the best shape, but it's not like the team needs a complete blowup to turn it around. There are downsides to the job too, but overall, it's a lot better situation than others that are out there.