Another offense-first catcher, Flowers received his first taste of MLB action in ’09. Veteran A.J. Pierzynski is signed through 2010, which is really the only thing keeping this prospect from blooming in the Majors this season. The slugger is similar to Carlos Santana in the fact that he gets on base a lot (18.0% in double-A) with power (.246 ISO) but he’s not going to hit .300 in the Majors. The Braves organization will likely regret trading Flowers more than Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
March 7, 2010
“I told (Kenny), ‘The day you’re going to fire me, don’t look at me as your friend,” Guillen said. “You got a job to do. If you think I’m not doing my job, or you think your job is in a dangerous situation because of me, then you should find someone else to do a better job.'” … “I don’t care what people think whatever happened between me and Kenny,” Guillen said. “I think a few people out there think we hate each other. We disagree with each other, but we’re different types of people.” He continued, “To me, it’s more important to be on the same page with my GM. We got to be friends. It’s like a marriage. You’re not going to get along with your wife everyday. One day you’re going look at her and go, ‘Wow!'”
There’s a video (2:24) of Ozzie’s interview too.
Classic Ozzie. This is what he said about Lou Piniella not going to Las Vegas next weekend and Ozzie planning to go:
“Lou said he wasn’t going to go because his wife was coming to town. I said I was going to go to Las Vegas because my wife was coming to town.”