The Cold Pragmatism Of The White Sox’s (Ex-)Manager

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The Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley reports Ozzie Guillen long tenure as White Sox manager could come to an end as early as tonight, with Guillen’s request for an extension going unheeded by club chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Further, Cowley claims the White Sox and Marlins are in talks to allow the latter to install Guillen as Jack McKeon’s successor almost immediately.

“F— more years. I want more money,’’ Guillen said. “I don’t work here for years. No, I want more money. Years, what, I’m going to die poor with the White Sox? Hell, no. Listen this is my job. It’s the only thing I can do. I have to make money out of somewhere. I’m not a doctor or a lawyer, where you’ll have a job for the rest of your life.

“Life is about money. People don’t believe that. People are happy after they make money, f— it.’’

The idea of going to Florida was asked of Guillen, and he pointed out that he’s never said that he wanted to be traded to Florida.

“You never hear me talk about that,’’ Guillen said. “You never did. Did I ever say I wanted the Marlins out of my mouth? No, that’s their problem. If they want me, they should. F— it, I’m bad, I’m good at what I do. They should. Everybody can want me, but it’s one thing if they can get me. It’s not easy like, ‘OK I’m going to get you and you’re going to come here.’ No it’s a process.’’

One response to “The Cold Pragmatism Of The White Sox’s (Ex-)Manager”

  1. glenzo says:

    Does anyone else think this Ozzie to the Marlins scenario has “trainwreck” written all over it? Look past the obvious affinities, and you’re pairing the quintessential loose cannon with a front office so uptight it demoted one of its top young talents for refusing to play along with a promotional junket. I can picture Kiffin/Davis or Isiah/Brown level comedy ensuing by next July.

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