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White Sox drama continues

Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:35 pm
 
Ozzie GuillenBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Ozzie Guillen sure sounds like someone who wouldn't be surprised to be wearing a different uniform next season.

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times cites a "major-league source" that the relationship between Guillen and general manager Kenny Williams is "beyond repair."

Just as damning seems to be Guillen's comments to Cowley. Not that Guillen is a stranger to strong statements, but these seem to have an edge.

From the article:

• "Like I keep saying, whatever they do, that's up to them. I have a contract, so my hands are tied. I want to stay here, but only if they want to keep me here. This is a business, so if they want to talk to other teams or talk to others about managing… I know it's not what I want."

• "To be honest, it's pretty good money for him to just let me go. If they don't think I'm doing my job and all this [stuff], they thing Ozzie [messed] this up, fine, let them think that."

• "Let's get this straight: I'm the face of the franchise. People can say what they want. There's a lot of blame going around out there, but I blame myself because I guess I'm the one with the balls around here. It's not because I'm cocky or an arrogant guy, but I can leave Chicago with my head up. That's what's important to me.

"Jerry [Reinsdorf] is the one that has to decide on if [Kenny and I] can make it work. We're doing it, getting by. We're not best friends, but we make do. We're professional. We do what's best for the ball club. Our job is more important than our friendship."

The entire column is worth reading. Cowley comes to the conclusion that one or both Guillen and Williams will be gone after the season, which may not be a stretch. 

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:47 pm
 

White Sox drama continues

I'm the idiot? Ozzie is the stroke that wanted to play Ozzieball in a power hitters park. Rios was Ozzies buddy, not Kenny's. Who would have known that Dunn was gonna be a bust? Sox fans were talking World Series when Dunn was signed. Peavy? The medical staff must okayed that one.



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:09 pm
 

White Sox drama continues

Overdrive, you are an idiot!!  The reason the White Sox are having a bad year this year is because of Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Jake Peavy....all three of those guys were signed by your boy Kenny!!



Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:06 pm
 

White Sox drama continues

Williams is the one that signed Rios and Dunn to those ridiculous contracts not Ozzie.

Fire the GM and keep the player friendly skipper if Reinsdorf has any sense.

Hire a GM that can work better with Ozzie next.




Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Reinsdorf Please take LaRussa

Please do not rehire Ozzie and take LaRussa off the Cards. LaRussa should have been gone  long ago from St Louis-he will not play young players unless it is the last resort and brings over the hill players and over the hill free agents to play-Rhodes,Franklin,Westbrook,Dotel,etc. He ran off Rasmus-time to run off Tony. He is past his prime.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:58 pm
 

White Sox drama continues

Ozzie has been sucking out the glory of the '05 World series won by Kenny. Kenny was using prospects as trade bait and signing free agents It worked. Ozzie is an overrated, foul mouthed piece of trash. Reinsdorf should have let Ozzie go to Florida. Let Ozzie the drama queen go. Keep Kenny.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:31 pm
 

White Sox drama continues

Just the fact that they won a championship for the White Sox they should stay. Seriously Tom and Jerry are great together, they have a couple of bad seasons and get rid of them? who's going to take the Sox to their next title in 2043? does it matter? Ozzie's just as good as any manager, and been pretty successful. The Sox have no rowland, crede, posednik, et al. It's chemistry and luck, not Tom and Jerry's southside tales



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:13 pm
 

White Sox drama continues

In my opinion Ozzie Guillen and  Kenny Williams both need to go.  Both have big ego's and Ozzie continues to say stupid stuff.  He doesn't seem to professional to me.  The ChiSox need a fresh management start in the front office and on the field.  This relationship isn't working and The Sox need to turn it around.  They have some decent players to build around so alot of available managers and GM's would want to go to Chicago.  Goodbye Ozzie, Goodbye Kenny, Thanks for The Memories.



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:01 pm
 

White Sox drama continues

Ozzie needs to go, he is terrible!


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