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Guillen won't manage ChiSox without extension

Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:57 pm
Edited on: August 30, 2011 6:59 pm
 
GuillenBy Evan Brunell

Earlier Tuesday, it was reported that manager Ozzie Guillen and White Sox GM Kenny Williams' relationship is "beyond repair."

Guillen had some strong statements, saying that while the decision lies with both owner Jerry Reinsdorf and Williams as to whether Guillen manages in 2012, he is the face of the franchise and can leave Chicago "with my head up" because "I'm the one with the balls around here."

Guillen has kept on motoring with comments that continue to dig him a deeper and deeper hole, telling Chuck Garfien of CSNChicago.com that "I don't think I'll be back here for one-year contract, and not know about the next year."

Guillen is under contract for the 2012 season after the team picked up his option in the offseason, as a way of silencing the discussion around the fued that has lasted for a couple years, but Guillen is now stoking the fire once more. Except here, Guillen is going about it all wrong, first by saying he's the face of the franchise, second by saying he's the only one with any gumption in town, and now by saying he will not manage without a contract extension.

Guillen may hold himself in high esteem, but he signed the contract that afforded Chicago a 2012 option, which is now guaranteed. Guillen is obligated to manage the team if Chicago asks him to. The fact that he believes he can walk away and not honor his contract if he doesn't get an extension is patently ridiculous. Even Guillen has to know how favorably Jim Riggleman walking away in Washington was received by those in the game. (Read: not well at all.)

It's likely that Guillen knows this, and he's only posturing to either get the extension or be fired, perhaps to take over the Marlins. (If he thinks it's tough working for Williams under Reinsdorf, wait until he sees what Jeffrey Loria has in store for him.) But that doesn't excuse his words. It's a tired threat by now, one people have made before. Guillen rants are always fun, but this particular storyline is getting old. Fortunately, it looks as if the situation will be resolved one way or another this winter.

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Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Guillen won't manage ChiSox without extension

Keep him.  Very simple.  He is funny, interesting, and has a lot of enthusiasm.  Of course that isn't why you keep a manager but those are all good things in my opinion.

You also keep him because he has taken this team and kept them in contention.  They are 5 games out and in 2nd place in the central.  The manager manages the team he has.  Kenny Williams has provided Guillen with Rios, Dunn and Beckman.  Beckman leads the way with those 3 with an amazing .235 batting average.  Williams also provided Guillen with Peavy, who has won 6 games and has an era approaching 5.

He won a world series and has kept the White Sox interesting and relevant.  Who do you want to hire? Eric Wedge? Buck Showalter?



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Guillen won't manage ChiSox without extension

I am tired of Ozzie and his mouth. Some believe he is a great manager on the field but there are to many little things that I don't agree with.

1. Why would you put a .212 hitter in the 4 spot behind your best hitter? Way to take the bat out of PK's hands! Walked the 1st time, plunked the 2nd. Why they didn't walk him the rest of the night with the ever so hot Rios on deck is beyond me.

2. Ramirez is not a 2 hitter. Your 2 hitter should be your best contact hitter with bat control and he is NEITHER! He still cannot identify a curve ball! Granted there are not to many on this team other than maybe Lilibridge or AJ that could fill that role. AJ is not prototypical but he would be a better option than Ramirez. At least in my opinion (I may be wrong).

3. Why is Rios still in the lineup? Hasn't he proved he is done?

4. The pitching staff won him the WS. Sorry, his "genius" didn't!

Is all the blame on Ozzie? No, but there are just to many things that make it not worth resigning him.


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