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October 3, 2010

Ozzie Guillen wants to build a team that can beat Minnesota

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 3, 2010 2:28 am


“If we’re going to compete, we have to build a team to beat Minnesota. I said that in Spring Training, and people thought I was crazy,” Guillen said.

It will be essential to realize both the White Sox and Minnesota play in the American League, a league that uses a Designated Hitter that bats instead of the pitcher. So don’t give greater weight to the 9 games at NL parks instead of the 153 at AL parks.

“There’s one thing about baseball, or myself — maybe the way I am, what I do, the way I talk — when I say something, people don’t really believe it.”

Can it be your actions? Like rejecting your best hitter and letting your division rival grab him? Or that freakin Juan Pierre is one of the top five or two favorite White Sox players. Better than Frank Thomas, Jim Thome, John Danks, Mark Buehrle or Jermaine Dye?

UPDATE: I adjusted the ‘favorite players’ comment. I thought it was top two, but it was top five or two.


  1. I don’t understand why JR/KW want this type of person affiliated with the Sox.

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    Guillen reflects on 1,000 games as manager

    By Bruce Levine

    Ozzie Guillen reflected on his tenure at the helm of the Chicago White Sox as he managed his 1,000th game in Tuesday’s 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals.

    I asked Guillen if he thought he would quit or be fired when the time comes for him to leave the job.

    “Fired,” Guillen said. “Because I’m not going to quit. I’m not a quitter. When I want to quit I’ll make sure I do a lot of stupid things to make them fire me and get paid.”

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010
    Tweeting Ozzie just wants to have fun

    By ESPNChicago.com

    …… Guillen said if tweeting becomes a problem for Williams or White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf he would consider stopping. But if he could figure out a way to make money off it, then the discussion might be more difficult.

    “If I was making money out of this then we’d fight,” Guillen said. “If I was making money out of this, I don’t care who told me, Jerry, Kenny, my mom, my dad, I would tell them to [forget] themselves. I just want to have fun, but if there was money involved I’m pretty sure I would get fired because I would fight for it.”

    Ozzie constantly claims that his love for his family, the White Sox, and Jerry Reinsdorf in particular are foremost in his life. But then he rationalizes that the pursuit of money allows him to potentially throw games and curse out his parents and Reinsdorf. In Guillen’s mind, his constant “I just want to have fun” motto evidently justifies all his ridiculous comments and money-oriented views on life. You always hear KW state that the Sox want players of high character. That qualification should also include the manager.

    Comment by Buford — October 3, 2010 @ October 3, 2010 11:50 am | Reply

    • yeah, this is outrageous:

      “When I want to quit I’ll make sure I do a lot of stupid things to make them fire me and get paid.”

      Comment by The Wizard — October 3, 2010 @ October 3, 2010 12:35 pm | Reply

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