Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ozzie Guillen Leaving White Sox
Guillen is expected to sign a contract with the Marlins to manage next season. The Marlins are opening a new ballpark, which includes the renaming of the team (Miami Marlins), new uniforms and a new logo. Guillen was the team's third base coach in 2003, when the Marlins won the World Series. For the Marlins' sake, hopefully he can get some fans to actually attend games in Miami. According to sources, Guillen's contract with the Marlins would be for four years.
He could end up being a great fit for Miami (its weird not to say Florida), who has a talented young core that may need a fiery manager to get things going. As long as he gets Hanley Ramirez to stop underachieving and to mature, the Marlins could be on the right track. For a city with a large Hispanic population and a team in need of a strong leader, Guillen could be the perfect fit.