Poll: Do you want Ozzie Guillen back as the Chicago White Sox manager?
July 20, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen (13) address the media in the dugout prior to playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Since there are no games on the MLB schedule Wedneaday, as we are in the day after the 85th annual All-Star Game, there is one name formally with the Chicago White Sox that is stirring up some varied emotions … that name is Ozzie Guillen.
The question for today is: Do you want Ozzie Guillen back as manager of the White Sox one day?
Guillen, in an article by the Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Crowley, talks about how he wants to be back with the White Sox one day, even talking about being manager once again.
In the Sun-Times article, Crowley quoted Guillen as saying:
"“Could Guillen as manager be the future of the Sox … I wish. But if I say yes, then I don’t respect [current manager] Robin Ventura. But that’s not where I’m coming from. When Robin gets tired of managing or he’s had enough, I would like to be back. But it’s up to them. If I wear a uniform and it’s the White Sox, that will be special.’’"
So do want the manager who led the White Sox to their first World Series championship in 88 years back in the dugout one day?
Do you want the manager who has a .524 winning percentage with the White Sox to be the guy who leads the White Sox back to the postseason, a place they haven’t been since ’08?
Here are a few tweets answering the question:
If the Ventura tenure doesn’t work out the way the White Sox see it in the future, why not bring back Ozzie and give him a shot, but I’m also not wanting to run Ventura out of town either.
No manager could win games with the bullpen Ventura has to send out to the mound on a nightly basis, and I place some of the blame on the White Sox on the front office as well, though they have had their good moments as well.
I don’t see the White Sox getting rid of Ventura at the conclusion of the season if they don’t make the postseason, so this discussion all may be for naught.
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I know the last year or so of the Guillen tenure wasn’t the greatest, but I also believe he is a very good manager and could be a big help to this franchise, if not at manager, somewhere within the organization.
A second tenure as manager of the White Sox would be something to see, no doubt about it, but I want to know what everyone else thinks of Guillen one day being back with the organization in some capacity?
Would it be worth the risk? Would lightning strike for a second time?