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Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

Posted on: September 28, 2011 11:18 am
Edited on: September 28, 2011 3:17 pm
 


By Evan Brunell
and C. Trent Rosecrans

The Marlins announced Ozzie Guillen as their new manager on Wednesday, signing him to a four-year deal worth $10 million, as MLB.com reports.

"We're very excited," Guillen said at a stadium news conference Wednesday. "It's a big, big step in my career, a new chapter. Hopefully I can bring energy, flavor and enthusiasm, but the most important thing is a winning team."

The White Sox released Guillen from his contract on Monday and on Tuesday it was revealed that the Marlins would send two prospects -- infielder Ozzie Martinez and right-hander Jhan Marinez -- to Chicago in exchange for Guillen's rights.

Guillen served as the Marlins' third-base coach in 2002 and 2003 before being named the White Sox skipper for the 2004 season. He led his team to the World Series in 2005. In eight years as Chicago's manager, he went 678-617. Now, he'll be piloting the Marlins during a sea change -- the team is changing its name from Florida to Miami, creating a new logo and moving into a brand-new stadium. In addition, the historically thrifty club is expected to jack payroll up to take advantage of the new stadium and increased fan interest to try to make baseball viable in Miami after years of empty crowds.

"I'm very excited about the new park," Guillen said. "It's pretty nice - wow. I hope the fans will be excited about the new era for the Marlins. They should be excited. I want the fans to go there and say, `This is a beautiful ballpark, but let's watch the guys play.'"

Prior to the news conference,  Guillen tweeted:

 

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hotmeuly
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

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Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

Now it's all about the team and not Ozzie? Seriously? What a pathetic, self serving and patronizing jerk. Sure glad he is gone from the White Sox. Maybe I can start enjoying White Sox baseball again  (right after the Tigers).



Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2011 9:46 am
 

Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

 the man was angry over NOT being taken care of ($$$$$$) by Kenny (I'm the only pimp on this block) Williams and the rest of the White Sox's front office.
For what?? Showing up for work???



Ozzie wasn't wanted by Sox's ownership so he didn't care anymore but he kept them close most of the year.
The ONLY thing he kept them "Close" to was .500.




Be careful what you wish for White Sox fans because I don't trust Kenny Williams any further then I can throw him. 
Next on the "To Go" list.






Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2011 1:02 am
 

Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

Also, isn't your screen name 'YnkeeH8r'?  What were you saying about intentional misspellings to be cool?



Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2011 1:01 am
 

Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

I agree with the spelling in tweets, but I think in Ozzie's case it was just a typo leaving out the A.  Also, I don't think that he meant he was happy at hell either, unless he's already bagging on his new team.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2011 12:40 am
 

Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

I don't understand why people don't spell correctly when they tweet.  It's like social media turns everybody into a freaking moron.  "Ooh look at me! I'm kewl b cuz i type and say stuf by dropping randumb let-rs and junk."  People are such lemmings.



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

So glad Ozzie is gone. He heart wasn't in it and he should have left as the All-Star Break. He can't control his own kids let alone manage a team. Bad managing moves, bad bullpen management, batting Dunn 4th for far to long, not handling his Starting Pitchers (leaving them in to long)  Demanding a contract extension, while losing games.

 He and his sons tweeting, he and his family are a Media nightmare. Ozzie is Baseballs version of Mike Ditka...he won a championship and now the world owes him. Ditka may have acted crazy, but you knew he cared about his team and winning...Ozzie didn't care this season.

Bottom line... I wouldn't want him managing my fantasy league team.... they won't respect him either. Ennjoy the next 3 seasons, I don't see you lastling in FL much longer.




Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Marlins introduce Ozzie Guillen as manager

Ah yes, let's bring Ozzie to a team that disciplines people for tweeting. at least LoMo will have a manager that won't punish him for tweeting.


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