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Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

Posted on: September 26, 2011 8:56 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2011 8:40 am

By Matt Snyder

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has managed his last game for the White Sox. The White Sox have released Guillen from his contract -- which ran through 2012 -- but retain rights to his compensation. They announced the move after the White Sox beat the Blue Jays on Monday night. Prior to the game, Guillen had met with owner Jerry Reinsdorf for a half-hour, with Guillen saying he wanted to return but would only do so with a contract extension.

Guillen has long been rumored to be on the wish list of the Florida Marlins, especially now as they look for a fresh start heading into a new stadium for 2012. Earlier Monday night, Guillen had a colorful session with media before the White Sox hosted the Blue Jays. Now, a rumor has surfaced that Guillen is headed to the Marlins. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting the White Sox are in talks with the Marlins to send Guillen to Miami -- citing "multiple sources." Nothing official has happened yet, though.

The Marlins have a managerial vacancy as Jack McKeon is retiring at the conclusion of this season.

Guillen Leaves White Sox
While very rare, it's not without precedent for a player to be traded for a manager, albeit unofficially. Tampa Bay sent outfielder Randy Winn to the Mariners for little return in 2002, but manager Lou Piniella went back to the then-Devil Rays as compensation. Last offseason, the big rumor was that the White Sox sought promising young outfielder Logan Morrison in return for Guillen, but the Marlins wouldn't cough up that much. Under the current circumstances, it's very doubtful the White Sox could get anything even close to a player of Morrison's caliber.

The Marlins are ready to make a big splash this coming offseason in anticipation of changing their name to the Miami Marlins, getting a new logo and moving into a new home. One report indicated they plan a huge movement in free agency, with increasing the payroll to close to $100 million a possibility.

Bringing in a manager with Guillen's pedigree would only increase the excitement in Miami.

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Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:54 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

He will go to Marlins and they will contend and I'm a betting man so the Whitesox have a .500 season next year and Whitesox fans will still be complaining about Ozzie. 
As compared to the stellar season they had this year under Guillen?

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:53 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

No team is going to give any compensation for Ozzie..Ozzie is not even a good manager, plus he is very uneducated and not a good face for any franchise.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:15 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

Miami needs a coach with some damn personality -- regardless of how obnoxious he may be. Sporano and Spolstra are two squares in a city that's anything but low-key and reserved. 

Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:50 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

Why do you need Bonifacio to hit for power?  Is .313 and nearly 35 SB in 2/3 of a season not good enough for you?  As far as the pitching goes, they may not have three 20 game winners but they have young arms that are talented enough to win games for the team and eat innings.  If Hanley comes back strong, there is a pretty good core there in Miami.  Morrison, Hanley, Stanton, Bonifacio.  That is runs almost every time around the order and they are all young.  Marlins may not win 100 games any time soon, but they will be competitve sooner rather than later if they keep that group around.

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:25 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

This is a story that's been repeated a dozen times over two years.  The only tie Ozzie has to SoFla is that he has a house in Dade.  Big whoop.  He's nothing more than a Latin name who Samson and Beinfest hope will have an impact on Hanley.  He's not going to turn Nolasco and Sanchez into 20 game winners.  He's not going to bring Volstad's ERA back into dougle-digits or make Bonafacio hit with power.  What is it with Oz that anyone sees?  I guess I really have to hope the name change and stadium work.  It needed to be done even at the risk of losing us 954 fans.

Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:03 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

Why not wait two days?

Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:08 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

Nonsensical post. you call him out for not contributing, but you want to throw him under the bus when do they do poorly?   He gave the organization his all, 8 yrs as manager and all but the few last yrs of his playing career, and he's been the real deal with players, fans, and media, calling it like he sees it. Before you start throwing out insults, maybe you should compare him to the many douchebags who say one thing, then stick a knife in the players back, or throw some under the bus. 

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:15 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

I lived in Chicago when I was a kid in the north side of town so I was a Cubs fan but I was also a bigger White Sox fan to until I graduated eight grade and then moved to Phoenix but I can't see the White Sox without Ozzie Guillen there because he has done a lot for that team not only as a head coach but as a good player to for that franchise but the White Sox needed a change as does Guillen to so I wish Guillen well at his next job as the Marlins head coach but I'm sorry to say that Guillen won't save that sorry team or bring the fans either to watch them because Miami people don't care about baseball or any sports for that matter like some ESPN experts had said so this move will end Guillen's baseball career at least as a head coach but I still wish him well at lowly Miami and there unsupported fans to.

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 2:31 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

I agree that the Cubs made a big  mistake of not make Ryne Sandberg their manger, but the Cubs would had been a bad team don't matter who was the manager. In hindsight it was a good move to keep Quade as manager, if the Cubs are smart they make Sandberg manager next year. The Cubs need to clean house and get rid of over price players that not doing much,  I hope we get player that can play defense.  I am tired that the cubs are close to the worse in  pitching and defense, we also more power hitters.

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:30 am

Guillen out as White Sox manager, Marlins next?

I really don't like the White Sox but any organization that pays douche bag Guillen for over 20 years millions of dollars deserves better than to be disrepsected by this ingrateful weasel.  Ozzie is an egotistical butt plug who feels he is responsible for the White Sox winning the World Series in 2005.  I cannot recall every detail of the 2005 season for the White Sox but how many games, put outs, or at bats did Ozzie partake in for the White Sox?

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