With the Cubs season being virtually over with since it started, a lot of the Chicago attention has been on the crumbling White Sox. After having too remarkable hot streaks the White Sox fell back down to earth and were eliminated from playoff contention this past week. Which has brought only more attention the detioriating relationship of White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and White Sox general manager Kenny Williams. The two have gotten into shouting matches on numerous occasions this season, and almost came to blows during one of those instances. With the declining relationship with Kenny Williams the national spotlight has been on Ozzie Guillen, questioning if he would be the White Sox manager next season. Guillen who asked and denied a request for contract extension in the same week, has said to be given the choice by Kenny Williams and Jerry Reinsdorf on whether or not he wants to come back to the Sox.
But apparently Guillen feels that if that is not the case, and the White Sox turn their back on him he would consider managing for the Chicago Cubs.
"But if the Sox tell Guillen he’s not wanted on a long-term basis, Guillen would consider the unthinkable — the Cubs — if he’s let go by the Sox and the Cubs express interest.“I don’t know about that,” Guillen said Saturday. “If Jerry (Reinsdorf) don’t want me, yes. They don’t want me. My position was I would never sign another place and leave the White Sox for the Cubs because of the respect for Jerry. But if Jerry is leaving me? I am not leaving them, they are leaving me? Then, I have a choice to make. Everything is out there.“As soon as you get divorced, you are free to do whatever you want. Yes, I will, not because I say I’m going there, but because they don’t want me. Before I say it, I’m not going to leave this place just to punch you guys in the nose. But if you don’t want me and someone else wants me, I have to make the decision.”Chicago Breaking Sports"
I am not one of those stereotypical Cubs fans that would just simply bash Ozzie Guillen because he is the manager of the Chicago White Sox. I actually have a lot of respect for Ozzie Guillen, and feel that he is actually a very intelligent baseball manager.
I think the biggest misinterpretation with Guillen is that he is heavily criticized for his rants because most people think he actually means the stuff that he is saying, But in all reality, he is just diverting the attention to himself instead of having it constantly being on his players.
In addition, Guillen would be an excellent choice for a National League manager. Considering that he loves to play a National League type of style when he is in games. Which was evident this year when he tried to make the White Sox a team based on speed and fundamentals instead of a team based on power.
However, I highly doubt that Guillen will be anywhere but with the White Sox next year, as I just do not see Guillen walking out on the White Sox, or the White Sox turning their back’s on Guillen.