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Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

Posted on: September 27, 2011 9:49 am
Edited on: September 27, 2011 3:24 pm
 
Guillen

By Evan Brunell

Ozzie Guillen is expected to become the Marlins' new manager in exchange for infielder Osvaldo Martinez (MLB.com) and minor-leaguer Jahn Marinez (Chicago Tribune). To that end, Guillen tweeted Tuesday afternoon that it was "Weird to be in miami in this time but very happy ready to go."

Guillen Leaves White Sox
Guillen was let out of his contract after Monday night's game, capping an end to a tumultuous career as White Sox skipper. Winning the World Series in 2005, Chicago collapsed in 2011 amid high expectations. Guillen's relationship with GM Kenny Williams was by all accounts poisonous, leading to the parting. While Guillen was technically let out of his contract and free to negotiate with any team, the club had arranged a deal with the Marlins should Florida elect to make Guillen its new skipper, which is now clear will come to pass.

It's likely that Guillen will be introduced to the media after Wednesday's season finale for the Marlins, providing a bolt of news for a team that goes into a pivotal offseason with a new stadium, a name change (Florida to Miami) and new logos and uniforms. Guillen himself posted an article Monday night about becoming the Marlins' new manager before it was taken down, the Associated Press reported.

"The post quoted Guillen as saying he was thrilled to join the Marlins and couldn't wait to get started," the AP wrote. "The post went up Monday night, then was removed a short time later and replaced by a blog that discussed Guillen's departure from the Chicago White Sox while making no mention of the Marlins."

Only last year, it was rumored that Chicago wanted left fielder Logan Morrison in exchange for Guillen when the Marlins inquired as to the skipper's availability. That was a steep price to pay and its no wonder Florida passed, but the price dropped significantly once Guillen's future in Chicago was settled. Martinez, 23, is a solid defender but struggles with the bat. He's amassed a handful of at-bats each of the last two years, totaling 71 plate appearances with a .258/.300/.348 line. In Triple-A, he hit just .245/.296/.322 in 371 PA. Martinez figures to serve as a defensive replacement off the bench for the White Sox and could replace Omar Vizquel if the ageless infielder moves on.

Marinez had a 3.57 ERA for Double-A this season, striking out 11.5 per nine innings in 58 innings while also walking 6.5. If he can tighten up his command, he has the power potential to eventually become a top setup man or closer.

It's not yet known who the minor-leaguer is and that will truly determine the value of this deal. But already, both Florida and Chicago have won. The White Sox end the constant soap opera, while the Marlins finally get their man to lead the team into what they hope is a new beginning.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

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Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

IMO I think in time Ozzie will turn the Marlins around, good luck Ozzie....can't wait for the regular season battles! (I'm a Phillies fan).



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

Marinez had a 3.57 ERA for Double-A this season, striking out 11.5 per nine innings in 58 innings while also walking 6.5. If he can tighten up his command, he has the power potential to eventually become a top setup man or closer
 Wait, Chicago unloads this loud mouth, doesn't have to pay him and gets 2 players to boot? That's a steal!

Ozzie Guillen was interesting a few years back. Now, his act is old and he cares more about his tweets then his on field moves. The Marlins are getting a sideshow, not a man who will handle their young players. Ozzie is about Ozzie and nothing else. He's perfect for a cretin like Loria.

Oh and expect Carlos Zambrano to be joining his buddy in S.Beach. Imagine Ozzie, Zambrano and Ramirez in the same dugout? They may be the Bronx Zoo south minus the titles.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

The Marlins definitely got the bad end of the deal....even if the players they gave up turn out to be big time busts....the White Sox still made out in the deal....by a huge margin! 



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

A Packers fan in Chicago?  I didn't think that was allowed!  Brave man . . .



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:25 pm
 

Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

Turd tacos What the Heck Ozzie thanks for the Memorys you south sider. Good luck in South Florida as long as its not against the Cubs.Sealed



Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

Love Ozzie, hope he can turn the Marlins around. I have my doubts however, Loria and Samson are a turd sandwich. They fired MOTY, Girardi, the year he won the award. Dont know how they will handle Ozzie when he starts telling it like it is.
 



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Report: Guillen to Marlins for two players

Ozzie is the first manager to bring a World Series title to Chciago in 88yrs and this is how he gets treated.  I know the person who wins a World series title for the Cubs will have a job for life.  How many more bad moves by Kenny before he gets fired?  Ozzie should have been able to leave on his own terms. I just don't understand how Kenny gets to keep his job.  Ozzie will go on to win multiple championships while the Whitesox will never win another one.  I think that is a safe bet. 


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