Friedman: Mattingly will manage the Dodgers in 2015


Andrew Friedman looks to put the kibosh any silly speculation immediately:

Of course, my silly speculation allows for Mattingly to manage the Dodgers in 2015, so . . .

OK, fine. It’s kind of crazy. And people who know more about such things than me, like Ken Rosenthal, say that Chicago is a more likely destination. Which would be sort of awkward too given that their manager, Rick Renteria, has only had the job for a year and experienced what I think most people would say is progress and success, given the circumstances.

Maddon’s agent said he’ll manage in 2015. So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. And maybe speculate and spitball a bit.

UPDATE: Friedman has expanded on his comments, issuing an official statement: