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January 21, 2011

White Sox exercise Ozzie Guillen’s 2012 option

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 21, 2011 9:15 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

Prior to the start of Friday’s opening SoxFest Town Hall Meeting involving general manager Ken Williams and manager Ozzie Guillen, Williams announced the team exercised its 2012 option on Guillen’s contract. So, one more potential off-the-field distraction was removed, with the questions of Guillen’s future erased for at least the next two years.

6 Comments »

  1. Why did I immediately think of Logan Morrison ?

    I still believe that Florida wants Guillen to manage in 2012 when their new stadium opens. This is why they signed their current manager to a one-year contract. Now that the Sox have exercised the option, Florida has to come to us if they want Guillen in 2012. Depending on how each team performs in 2011, there could be some interesting discussions.

    Comment by Buford — January 22, 2011 @ January 22, 2011 2:11 pm | Reply

  2. Maybe this is intended for the Marlins:

    “I would hope there’s a lot of thought behind everything we do,” Reinsdorf said. “It was just the right time. We anticipate Ozzie will be here for a long time. Ozzie says he doesn’t want to manage anyplace else. We just thought let’s eliminate the uncertainty. We knew we were going to pick it up at the end of the year, so why not do it now.”

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2011/01/reinsdorf-said-guillens-2012-option-was-in-works.html

    Comment by The Wizard — January 22, 2011 @ January 22, 2011 7:57 pm | Reply

    • “We knew we were going to pick it up at the end of the year, so why not do it now.”

      Because if the Sox finish in 3rd place 10 games out with this expanded payroll, you don’t pick up the option. And this assumes no more off-the-field problems. But Jerry’s is nobody’s fool. He’s keeping his 2012 options open.

      I still believe this exercised option gives the Sox leverage over a Marlins owner who desperately wants Guillen for the 2012 season.

      Comment by Buford — January 22, 2011 @ January 22, 2011 11:29 pm | Reply

    • This refresher gives me hope especially the “Everybody is available at a price”:

      Sources told the Sun-Times the player was touted young slugger Mike Stanton, but Reinsdorf said it wasn’t Stanton. He declined to identify the player, but speculation points to first baseman Logan Morrison.

      ”We were never going to let Ozzie go, but if they would have given us this particular player,” he said, ”I would have let anybody go. … Everybody is available at a price. The only player I had that wasn’t available was Michael Jordan.”

      Comment by Buford — January 23, 2011 @ January 23, 2011 12:33 am | Reply

      • yeah, that’s refreshing. jerry is good!

        I just wish the Sox invested more in the draft and the international market

        Comment by The Wizard — January 23, 2011 @ January 23, 2011 11:53 am | Reply


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