It was an interesting idea. It's also not going to happen.
The 42-year-old represented a high-end option to replace Dave Dombrowski, having built the Dodgers into one of the game's model franchises since taking over in 2014. The creativity Friedman exhibited while running the Rays -- starting as a 28-year-old general manager in 2015 -- to managing the big-market Dodgers painted the kind of picture the Red Sox would seem to be craving.
Principal owner John Henry did say on the final weekend of the regular season the organization would be looking for a candidate with previous experience as a general manager, citing the numerous challenges in forming the Red Sox' future.