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Ken Rosenthal joins the Ozzie Guillen-to-Miami chorus

Sep 14, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT

It’s not a loud chorus — more of a madrigal group that meets each Tuesday after choir practice — but it is growing:

Ozzie Guillen to the Marlins. It makes almost too much sense.

Guillen lives in Miami. He was the Marlins’ third base coach when they won the World Series in 2003. His relationship with White Sox GM Ken Williams is turbulent, to say the least.

On top of all that, the Marlins want their new manager to be passionate
and fiery – the opposite of Fredi Gonzalez, whom they considered to be
too vanilla.

Hello, Ozzie?

Makes sense. It made sense back in June too, when the Miami-based blog “City of Champions” reported
that the biggest stumbling block to the Marlins hiring a new manager
was that they were “infatuated” with Guillen and wanted to leave the
door open to him coming there once his deal is up.

I gotta feelin’ he could get out of that deal pretty easily if he wanted to now that it appears the season will end with a second place finish.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 14, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Just what we need – an incoherent blowhard of a manager to go with a lying weasel – er, sorry, Chihuahua – of a president and a bloodsucking skinflint owner. And they expect this clown to be “their” man – to conform to their standards of decision-by-committee and to tolerate being nickeled and dimed by his mast…er, owner? He’ll roll over about as enthusiastically as Joe Girardi did. They got exactly what they wanted with Fat Freddi: a compliant company guy. That didn’t work because they didn’t give him much to work with, as well as because he wasn’t the brightest bulb in the ceiling in the first place. This will not work out in Macondo. “Infatuation” ain’t love.

  2. Tony A - Sep 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    Let’s hope it doesn’t happen, the Marlins are screwed up enough as it is…

  3. Pisano - Sep 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM

    I agree with Gator , but I’d like to add that big mouth Ozzie should go back to South America and stay there . He has more than worn out his welcome in the U.S.

  4. magzalez - Sep 15, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    “Go back to South America”
    Sounds like what you like least about Guillen is his culture and ethnicity.
    The guy is a good coach. He’s outspoken and exciting. You WANT to hear what he has to say.
    Players like him. I like him. That’s good enough for me.
    Guillen in ’11.

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