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Guillen says he wants to stay in Chicago

Posted on: September 4, 2011 10:17 pm
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Ozzie GuillenBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Today's Ozzie Guillen update: the White Sox manager says he wants to stay in Chicago.

Before Sunday night's game, Guillen was asked about his "strength of conviction to return." His answer:

"Two-thousand percent," Guillen said (MLB.com). "That's the talk about dinner, lunch, sleep, everything. This is the talk with my family. And we never change one bit. All my time, my desire, everything has been Chicago.

"See this White Sox logo? I'm part of that. I wish I could be in the Hall of Fame one time, so I could wear this freaking uniform. That's how much I love this organization."

Guillen said he's not sure what he would do if he was asked to change his coaching staff.

On Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported general manager Kenny Williams had an argument with hitting coach Greg Walker. Earlier in the week the newspaper reported that Guillen and Williams' relationship was "beyond repair" and then Guillen said he wouldn't manage next season without an extension. Guillen is under contract for 2012.

Without meaningful games to be played to take the attention away from Guillen's future (the White Sox are fading fast in the American League Central), and that question may not be answered quickly. The big question is if Guillen will go -- or the White Sox will let him go -- to the Marlins, who open a new ballpark in 2012 and their current manager, Jack McKeon, reportedly will not return next season.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 5:24 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:25 am
 

Guillen says he wants to stay in Chicago




Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Guillen says he wants to stay in Chicago

Rios wasn't living up to his contract before Williams acquired him. But please wait to fire him until the Cubs' mess is settled so the Northsiders don't go and hire either Williams or Guillen if the Chisox decided to cut ties with them.

I still think a trade to the Marlins would work, if Guillen is indeed under contract for 2012.  A nice young arm for Ozzie should be enough.  Did the Pirates once trade Sanguillen to the A's for their manager, Chuck Tanner?

Where is Josh Fields these days?



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: September 5, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Guillen says he wants to stay in Chicago

Funny how Ozzie's tact and tone changed after the Chicago sportswriters and Boers and Bernstein raked him over the coals last week. Also enjoyed the interview snippets that ESPN played during last night's slaughter. Never a dull moment w/ Oz.  "Should I go or should I stay?" We shall see...



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Guillen says he wants to stay in Chicago

Amen Kevin. My question to all the Ozzie bashers out there is this... What makes you think that someone else would do better? I have been a White Sox fan since the 70's and no manager that they've had in my lifetime has approached the success that Ozzie has had with this team. People consider LaRussa to be a success in St. Louis. He came up as the White Sox manager in 1979. That's 32 years ago. In that time his teams have won 2 World Series... that's one every 16 years. For Ozzie to match that record, he only needs 1 more WS title between now and the year 2036. Granted there is more to being successful as a manager than winning titles, but 2 division titles in 9 years isn't bad, especially when you compare him to guys like Terry Bevington and Jerry Manuel. I am EXTREMELY disappointed by this season, but I say Ozzie deserves at least a couple more years. 



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Guillen says he wants to stay in Chicago

So you watched the Tigers crush the White Sox, did it occur to you to give Detroit credit. They are a really good team. The White Sox problems are not coaching, but rather players like Adam Dunn and Alex Rios not living up their contracts in the worse possible way. The problem here is Kenny Williams. He should've never let Thome and Josh Fields go. Would've been cheaper to keep them and get better results than they are getting now.

Sounds more like you have issues with his broken English and the knack for making a scene in interviews.




Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: September 5, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Guillen says he wants to stay in Chicago

Get that stupid fuck out of there. Just because he's loud and makes a big funny scene people think he's a good manager? I want to see results. They have one of the best lineups in baseball and they teeter on mediocrity. Watching last nights game, I was pulling my hair out, I want to see this guy gone.



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2011 9:52 am
 

Guillen says he wants to stay in Chicago

This White Sx team has been under achieving since they won the World Seies back in 05.  The Jackon for Hudson trade was a debacle, Dunn is a joke. I am sick of the Ozzie and Kenny show. Clean house,get rid of both.  The White Sox have done less with more than any other team in baseball these last 6 years. Always picked to finish relatively high by most sports writers they never deliver, and this is in a weak division to boot.


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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 5:11 am
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