White has headed the Dodgers' scouting and Draft for the past nine seasons and is credited with acquiring the core of the Dodgers' roster, namely Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, James Loney, Matt Kemp, Jonathan Broxton and Russell Martin. His department also handles international signings, such as Hiroki Kuroda.
This year he landed high school pitcher Zach Lee, a two-sport star who was considered unsignable by most clubs. But after taking him with the Dodgers' first-round pick, he surprised skeptics by signing Lee -- who at the time was practicing with the LSU football team at quarterback -- just before the Aug. 16 deadline.
White interviewed in 2007 for the Houston Astros GM job, which went to Ed Wade, and recently interviewed with the Arizona Diamondbacks for their GM job, which went to Kevin Towers.
Former Oakland and San Diego executive Sandy Alderson is considered by many to be the front-runner for the Mets job.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.