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Ozzie Guillen: “F— the years. I want more money.”

Sep 26, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT

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White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, who has said he wouldn’t return in 2012 unless his contract situations is addressed, met with team owner Jerry Reinsdorf for 35 minutes on Monday, but he said that little was resolved.

“I left the meeting with nothing,” he said.

The Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales tweets the more interesting quotes from Guillen’s postmeeting chat/rant, including the choice piece in the title.

The White Sox hold a 2012 option on Guillen, and it’s unclear whether they’ll exercise it, particularly since Guillen might see it as trying to keep him there against his wishes.  As for Guillen’s salary, that’s never been revealed, although it’s well known that he isn’t making as much as managers such as Mike Scioscia, Tony La Russa and Terry Francona.  ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla believes the option is worth right around $2 million.

With the relationship between the White Sox and Guillen looking pretty sour at the moment, there’s only going to be more speculation about Guillen potentially taking over the Marlins next year.

  1. qcubed3 - Sep 26, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    You want more money? How about this: we’ll give you $1 for 0 more years, 0 more days, 0 more minutes, and 0 more seconds. That’s like, an infinite amount of money (over that period of time).

    In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the . . . . Miami Marlins?

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 26, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    My name is Ozymandis, King of Managers
    Look on my world series rings and despair.

    Apologies to the poet Shelly for butchering his poem.

  3. jackkoho - Sep 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    The sox can get the same quality managing from Joey Cora without all the drama. Hey, they might not even start the year 10 games under .500 as well.

  4. DonRSD - Sep 26, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Fire Collins and get Ozzie to coach the Mets

  5. Gordon - Sep 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Cut him loose already! Enough with the sideshow.

  6. pisano - Sep 26, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    F- the years, I want more money…. This clown has a way with words. Maybe he should be Obama’s press secretary, at least he’ll tell the truth.

  7. xmatt0926x - Sep 26, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    As we all know, it’s very hard to determine the actual value a baseball manager has. Is a guy a good manager because of the horses he has and therefore can just fill out a lineup card or do they really affect the outcome of a game? I think it’s easier to see bad manager traits then it is to see good ones. That being said, what exactly makes Ozzie Guillen such a hyped up manager? I don’t get the love for this clown. He runs his mouth, often times disrespectfully to his bosses. He’s obviously an attention whore. I just don’t get why it even gets proposed that he would have his choice of jobs whenever he wants them.

  8. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 26, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    According to the Chicago Sun Times he’s done:

    Rumors that the Sox are trying to swing a deal with the Marlins. LoMo for Ozzie straight up?

  9. jeffbbf - Sep 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    I can’t wait for the Ozzie/Florida show. Seriously – Loria couldn’t get along with Joe Girardi because Loria thought Girardi was too mouthy/opinionated on certain issues. It’s baffling. I get the whole “Ozzie coached there before, lives in Miami, bla bla bla” but we’re talking sodium and water here. Should be entertaining.

  10. lanflfan - Sep 27, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    F– the Sox, I want to go to a team that will pay me more money.

    That sounds about right. Overrated manager who got one good year out of his team, and is riding it until it breaks. l would think very carefully before hiring this back-biting clown, unless you buy a couple tons of duct tape to keep his yap shut.

    • jdd428 - Sep 28, 2011 at 5:22 AM

      One good year?! Hardly. In fact, he is the only manger in White Sox history to lead the team to two postseason berths. He finished worse than third only once in eight seasons and he’s 61 games over .500 for his career. And he still won 78 of 160 games this season with Adam Dunn hitting under .160 with just 11 homers (not to mention the failures of Rios, Peavy, Beckham…!

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