Jerry Dipoto, who was officially hired as general manager of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, worked for a few months as a member of the Boston Red Sox front office.
Dipoto evaluated Boston's minor-league talent as a consultant after he stepped down as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels.
"I wish he would have been able to stay," president Dave Dombrowski said. "I figured once Seattle started interview him it was probably a long shot. But, sure, I wish he would have been able to stay."
Dipoto left a mark on the Red Sox despite his short stay.
"His basic task was to review our personnel in the organization and then report on them, which he did. He would have continued to watch us in the Instructional League, but that’s obviously over now," Dombrowski said. "So he did all of that. He did a great job, had a very thorough assessment of our talent, and gave me the information. He also, when he was around, contributed to other ways in talking about general baseball. But we never got a chance to pursue any of that because of the circumstances.
"It was great. He supplemented the information I already had from people in the organization, so the combination of getting that from within, but while also getting it from an outside observer, was great. It was very good and really good information. And now I obviously have all that information for future reference."