Ozzie Almost Traded To Marlins

Chris De Luca, of the Chicago Sun-Times, has reported that the Chicago White Sox came close to trading manager Ozzie Guillen to the Florida Marlins for super prospect Mike Stanton.

”I never talked to the Marlins. I never did,” Guillen told the Sun-Times. ”I hear it every day. I live in Miami. One thing I know, they had permission to talk to me. But in the meanwhile, I’m happy to be with the White Sox. I wanted to be with the White Sox in 2011. I HOPE I’m going to be with the White Sox for more than that.

”My goal is not to just manage the White Sox one year. I hope I finish my career there. I’m open to finishing my career there. It’s up to them [as to] what they do.”

While Ozzie said he never spoke with the Marlins, De Luca claims that talks between the Marlins and White Sox fell apart when Ozzie agreed to return to the Sox for 2011, but didn’t sign an extension.

With this news, talk will undoubtedly surface as to whether or not this is a move the White Sox should have made and what this means about the relationship between Ozzie and Kenny Williams.

  • BlackFabio

    Ozzie belongs here in Chicago. I want him to be to the Chicago White Sox what Tommy Lasorda was to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • Ex-Sux Fan!

    The only difference would be that Lasorda was a good manager

  • RentPartyKW

    Another reason to not like Ken Williams. Hollywood KDub must go . His rent is TOO DAMN HIGH !!!!!

  • Special Forces

    Ozzie is a racist un-American jerk,just ask his players.

  • jaycee

    Too bad it didn`t happen

  • Stoney-21

    Let’s trade Kenny to the Raiders.

  • bob

    That would have been a great move. Get rid of Ozzie and his foul mouth and get a top rated prspect in return. Let Joey manage the team and Rick Hahn GM. Kenny to Oakland, or wherever. Package deal also available….stay tuned.

  • southside

    I would have traded Ozzie for a bag of used baseballs. Time for a manager who has a clue.

  • Jim

    He is a horrible coach! Let him go…

  • Mr Mean

    let him take the next banana boat back to san juan……

  • Tom Tumasonis

    go sox

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