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Chicago White Sox: Three reasons to re-hire Ozzie Guillen

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 07: Manager Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Chicago White Sox smiles at fans before the home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays at U.S. Cellular Field on April 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Rays 5-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 07: Manager Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Chicago White Sox smiles at fans before the home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays at U.S. Cellular Field on April 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Rays 5-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox had some incredible years under Ozzie Guillen and the idea of bringing him back is something worth looking at.

Ozzie Guillen is one of the faces of the Chicago White Sox history. He was a great player but he was an even better manager. He, no matter what some people may think of him, is one of the single most important figures in the history of the organization. The good thing is, most White Sox fans adore him and remember everything he did with great fondness.

He was a brilliant manager that got the most out of his players. He took a good White Sox team and made them great in 2005. He used the “small ball” mentality to get this team to new heights. They won the World Series in the greatest year the franchise has ever had. They were good for a few years after that but he ended up as the manager of the Miami Marlins a few years later.

Since leaving Miami, he hasn’t been a coach in the game. It has been a while since he laced them up as a manager but the White Sox might be willing to bring him back when the time is right. They still have Rick Renteria who deserves a fair chance at the job in the long term. He has only ever had less than ideal rosters in his coaching career so his record as manager fits that mold.

If things don’t ultimately work out for Renteria, Guillen might be the smart play. He has made it clear that he would manage again if he was called. These are the three biggest reasons they should re-hire him when the time is right:

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