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CHICAGO (WSCR) By now, it’s no secret that White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and General Manager Ken Williams have had their differences.
The latest dispute appears to be what to do with struggling Juan Pierre and whether or not to bring up Dayan Viciedo from Triple-A Charlotte. Both have put the ball in the other’s court when it comes to making a move.
Asked Monday on The Boers and Bernstein Show whether or not players notice personnel feuds by management, former player and current MLBTV and FOX analyst Sean Casey said players certainly get wind of what is going on.
“As a player, when that stuff keeps going on, and I don’t care what anybody says, it gets old,” he said. “It gets old because you’re talking about it. ‘Oh did you see what Ozzie said today?’ or, ‘See what Ken said today?’ Listen, it’s too easy to get it out there in the media and point fingers and stuff like that. If you got something to say, say it in the clubhouse, say to my face in that we don’t have to hear about it in the media that you are beating around the bush. Let’s talk about it face to face so that the players and all these other people don’t have to deal with the fact that it’s not being addressed man-to-man.”
Listen: Sean Casey on Boers and Bernstein
Casey also said players know when a teammate should be playing over another.
“That’s the politics in life and in baseball,” he said. “Sometimes you see a guy maybe making more money than another guy and you think, ‘Well this other guy is playing well but that guy is making so many million dollars so he is going to play.’ It’s just the nature of the beast in this industry but you’re right, players do know it. They know, ‘Hey man, that guy should be getting more playing time.’ There’s no doubt about it.”