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White Sox pick up '12 option on Guillen

Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:13 pm

The White Sox have just announced at a town meeting that manager Ozzie Guillen's club option for 2012 has been picked up.

The news, as reported by numerous White Sox beat writers, will put to rest a subplot that could have hung over the White Sox's head all season as Guillen would have entered a lame-duck season and with the Marlins salivating for his services.

The option would have become guaranteed with a division title, but GM Kenny Williams decided not to wait for that possibility.

"It is my hope we can get refocused on [the] positive energy of past" with the option being picked up, Williams told the media. He and Guillen were once very close but a contentious 2010 drove a stake between the two, who are in the process of re-establishing their friendship.

Guillen said during the press conference that he has to do better in giving the White Sox a chance at the playoffs and is relieved he will not have to deal with questions about his future for a good while now. He also mentioned that upon informing his wife of the news, she began crying.

"Because she's happy, right?" Williams kidded Guillen.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2011 4:41 pm

White Sox pick up '12 option on Guillen

W e l l .... Ozzie fits with the Sox, or at least he did.  He can't dine out on the 2005 World Series much longer, especially with the lack of postseason appearances since 05.  Also, Ozzie has to stop popping off about some of the topics where it's better to say nothing.  We shall see.  Twins and Tigers will be there once again, so the Sox and their manager have their work cut out for them.  Also, Guillens history of passing gas is really starting to peel the paint on them there dugout walls.  

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2011 10:27 am

What a HUGE Mistake!

Ozzie Guillen is a steaming dung pile of a manager!  He isn't fit to manage a little league team.  This guy has single handedly kept the Sox out of the playoffs and is responsible for most of their failures.  He is a fracking loud mouth, know nothing moron.  The sooner MLB teams wake up to this fact, the higher the quality of play will be in the major leagues.  Send Guillen back to the third world nation that hatched him!

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2011 9:21 am

White Sox pick up '12 option on Guillen

Obviously you don't know what you're talking about Jason. Ozzie is one of the best managers in baseball, period. There isn't a team out there who if in need of one, wouldn't take him. Not one. His players respect him and want to play for him, regardless of his comments that only offend sensitive people. He'll fight for his players on and off the field and distracts attention away from his players when needed. Pay attention to baseball a little more and you wouldn't make such stupid comments.

I can't believe I just wasted my time responding to you.

Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 11:59 pm

White Sox pick up '12 option on Guillen

How sad.   Guillen is a terrible personality and a terrible manager.  He has fewer playoff GAME victories than he has playoff SERIES defeats since the World Series run.  Undoubtedly the weakest division in baseball over that span and he's put together no consistency despite having the players.  What a bad move.

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