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White Sox initially requested Logan Morrison for Ozzie Guillen

Sep 29, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald the White Sox initially offered to trade manager Ozzie Guillen to the Marlins for Logan Morrison before eventually settling for a pair of minor leaguers.

When the Marlins first pursued Guillen last year Morrison was reportedly the asking price as well, but with only one season remaining on Guillen’s contract and the manager clearly no longer wanted in Chicago the White Sox had relatively little leverage in the situation.

In fact, that they still ended up with a pair of decent prospects for Guillen is remarkable work by general manager Ken Williams. And once they acquired Guillen the Marlins ripped up his old contract and signed him to a new four-year, $10 million deal, so it’s not as if trading for him gave them a bargain at manager.

Plus, robbing the world of the chance to see the outspoken, oft-tweeting Morrison managed by the outspoken, oft-tweeting Guillen would have been a real shame.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    I can see the glee in your last sentence Aaron.

  2. addictedzone - Sep 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    The lucid twitter ramblings of Logan Morrison are like a breath of fresh air when compared to the inexplicable diatribes babbled almost daily by the new manager of the soon to be Miami Marlins. One is fun-loving, while the other has a severe case of verbal dysentery.

    • foreverchipper10 - Sep 29, 2011 at 1:35 PM

      This makes me want to play Oregon Trail.

  3. CJ - Sep 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    I would love to be a fly on the wall in that locker room next season. I don’t think those two will be able to make it through the season together.

  4. Old Gator - Sep 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Why not? Lampreys and sturgeons get along just swell.

  5. The Wizard - Sep 29, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    You mean a GM/team started negotiations at a high point?

    I’m shocked!

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