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Ozzie Almost Traded To Marlins

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Ozzie Guillen (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Dave Sandford)

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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.

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